Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Military Veterans and Family Set to Enjoy Day of Kayaking

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50 local military veterans and family members are set to enjoy a day of kayaking in Morro Bay on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as SLO County Veterans Outreach and Kayak Horizons (551 Embarcadero) collaborate to host this event designed to increase interest in seeking mental health services and improve outcomes for military personnel and veterans.

Veterans Outreach is a SLO County Behavioral Health Prevention and Outreach program providing opportunities for local veterans and their family members to enjoy exciting physical activities free of cost and become more informed on services and benefits available to them through the Veterans Service Office and other local health agencies. Veterans Outreach collaborates with local organizations to host events that includ

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Mike Bueno Takes Command of SLO CHP

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On January 1, 2015, Captain Mike Bueno assumed command of the San Luis Obispo CHP Area.  Captain Bueno has worked at various CHP Areas all over the state for the past 20 years, including the San Luis Obispo CHP Area as an Officer from 1999 to 2006.   In 2006, Captain Bueno promoted to Sergeant and worked in the Monterey Area and then the Buellton Area.  In 2011, he promoted to Lieutenant and worked at the Ventura Area and the Santa Barbara Area.  Captain Bueno is local from the Five Cities and a graduate of Arroyo Grande High School.  Upon graduating from AGHS, Captain Bueno served five years in the United States Marine Corps.  Captain Bueno is excited and honored to be back home serving in the San Luis Obispo Area.

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Man Shot at While Leaving His home

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Yesterday, at approximately 5:56am, Paso Robles Police Department officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Sycamore Canyon Road regarding reports of gun shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 34 year-old male resident of the neighborhood who reported he was assaulted by a Hispanic male.

The victim told officers he was preparing to leave for work when he was confronted near his work truck by a male Hispanic suspect with a handgun. The suspect began chasing the victim from his work truck while firing the gun. The victim was not struck by the gunfire and there were no injuries reported by residents of the neighborhood. However, investigators determined several cars in the neighborhood sustained damage from the gunfire.

PRPD Detectives were unable to locate any

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Search and Rescue Saves a Horse From a Sink Hole

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CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire units and the San Luis Obispo County Urban Search & Rescue Team (USAR)   in rural Arroyo Grande extricated a horse that fell into a sink hole at the 900 block of Sunray Place late Tuesday morning.  The horse did not appear to be injured.  A veterinarian was at the scene.

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Progress in Fight Against Tobacco at Standstill

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Progress in the fight against tobacco use is at a standstill in California and in most cities and counties in the Central Coast as advances in statewide and local tobacco control policies have stagnated. These were the findings of the American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2015 report released today. The State of Tobacco Control 2015 report tracks yearly progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous toll tobacco use takes on lives and the economy. In conjunction with the national report, the American Lung Association in California released its Read More »

Teens Caught Smoking Marijuana in Centennial Park

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Last Friday at approximately 1:40pm, Paso Robles Police Department Detectives from the Special Enforcement Team patrolled the Centennial Park area in the 600 block of Nickerson Dr. after repeated complaints of juveniles openly smoking marijuana in the park and surrounding area. Detectives contacted a group of juveniles who were observed actively smoking marijuana in the park.

Two of the juveniles contacted were found to be in possession of marijuana packaged for sale. A total of 74 grams of marijuana was seized from the juveniles, as well as packaging materials, and digital scales. The juveniles were placed under arrest for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, a felony. Both juveniles were transported to the Paso Robles Police Department where the

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SLO Fire Responds to Fire in Attic of Commercial Building

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported commercial structure fire over the weekend at Villa Automotive at 34 South Street, in San Luis Obispo. The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found fire in the attic of an 1,800 square foot single-story commercial structure. No injuries occurred to the occupants or firefighters. The loss/damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $2,000.  The cause of the fire was determined to be due to an employee sweating copper pipe where slag fell into the wall area causing a fire which spread to the attic.  The fire was contained by the automatic sprinkler system and extinguished by firefighters.

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Beach Clean Ups at Montana De Oro State Park

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ECOSLO, in partnership with California Coastal Commission and Surfrider Foundation of San Luis Obispo, is hosting the first of three in a series of beach clean ups at Montana De Oro State Park, Saturday January 24th, 2015. 9:00a.m. until noon. Over 5 million tons of debris washed ashore in the wake of the 2011 Japan Tsunami. The Japanese Government estimated that about 30 percent of that 5 million, or 1.5 million tons of debris, was buoyant enough to wash away from the coast of Japan and enter the Pacific Ocean currents. Tsunami debris has been found at locations along the West Coast, including items as small as a soccer ball belonging to a 16-year old (the ball was eventually returned) to a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The largest of the items have been two Japanese

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Flu Vaccines Suspected to be Less Effective This Year

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United Blood Services is beginning to suspect that reports of the flu vaccine being less effective this year are proving accurate and might be taking a toll on blood collection so far this year.  “We’ve been getting more and more reports from blood drive coordinators and donors that illness is to blame for lack of donations and appointment cancellations,”

According to Scott Edward, District Director of Donor Recruitment. “Keeping transfusion patients and blood donors safe is United Blood Services number one priority. This is why we require volunteer blood donors to be well and healthy when they donate blood,” said Edward. According to the CDC “Flu vaccines are only 23% effective this season — flu shots normally prevent 60% to 65% of infe

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Police Search for Man After Alleged Assault at an Elementary School

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On Thursday, January 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Paso Robles Police Department was notified by Pat Butler Elementary School of a possible threat. Two school children reported to school administrators they were approached by a Black Male adult during recess. The children report the suspect was on the outside of the athletic field perimeter fence and was in possession of a shotgun or rifle. The suspect threatened the children and the children fled back to the school buildings. School administrators locked down the school to shelter in place.

The Paso Robles Police Department is working with school officials, CHP, San Luis Obispo Sheriffs Department to search the area in the 700 block of Nicklaus Street. At approximately 2:15 PM, a search of the Pat Butler Elementary School campus and

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