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Road Rage Results in Arrests

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On March 4, around 1:00PM, the drivers of two pick-up trucks were involved in a road rage incident on US-101 in the Montecito area. The incident began when one of the trucks was following too close and the driver got upset the slower truck would not move out of the fast lane. That driver pulled up beside the other driver ... Read More »

Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Stolen Car

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On Monday, March 3, 2014 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Paso Robles Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on a 1991 Honda Accord along the 1100 block of Black Oak Drive, Paso Robles. Officers subsequently determined the car was stolen out of Arizona. Additionally, the suspect matched the description of a suspect seen walking away from a stolen car recovered ... Read More »

San Luis Obispo Tops Many “Best of” Lists

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Over the last several months San Luis Obispo has topped many “Best of” lists ranging from most romantic and healthiest to the best college town and main streets in America. SLO was recently named the friendliest small town in the nation and made Livability.com’s best places to live in the country.    CBS jumped on the band wagon as News ... Read More »

Possible Animal Neglect Case

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On 2-28-14, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of possible animal neglect regarding a flock of sheep in the Heritage Ranch area. Deputies responded and began an investigation into the deaths of 25 sheep in the River View Estates area of Heritage Ranch. During the course of the investigation, deputies spoke with the owner of the ... Read More »

Backyard Burns Temporarily Authorized

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San Luis Obispo County – Due to recent rainfall, vegetation conditions have moderated the fire hazard such that Backyard Burn Permits will be temporarily authorized.  “Backyard” burning refers specifically to the burning of yard trimmings in residential backyards.  However, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of warm/dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect.   Therefore, backyard burning ... Read More »

Residents Must Be Cautious with Open Burning

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Open burning releases smoke and air pollution that may be harmful to public health, and residents must exercise caution when conducting burning operations.  Burning during windy or unsafe conditions frequently results in escaped fires and residents can receive misdemeanor citations and/or be billed for suppression costs. CAL FIRE and APCD urges residents to carefully follow the conditions stated on their ... Read More »

Delinquent Fine Phone Scam

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam that is being reported in the area. The Sheriff's Office has received a number of reports from people who have received a phone call that appears to be coming directly from the Sheriff's Office. The caller identifies themselves as a member of the Sheriff's Office and warns ... Read More »

Deadline to Run for Offices March 7th

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Anyone interested in running for one of the offices on the June 3, 2014 election must complete the necessary paperwork by the Friday, March 7th deadline. This deadline will extend to Wednesday, March 12th, if the incumbent for that office does not file by the March 7th deadline. This extension period will not apply for state offices in which the ... Read More »

Backyard Burn Permits Temporarily Authorized

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Due to recent rainfall, vegetation conditions have moderated the fire hazard such that Backyard Burn Permits will be temporarily authorized.  “Backyard” burning refers specifically to the burning of yard trimmings in residential backyards.  However, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of warm/dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect.   Therefore, backyard burning will only be authorized with ... Read More »

Caltrans and CHP Warn Motorists

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Due to a major storm on the way, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are reminding motorists to avoid any unnecessary trips and to drive safely tonight and through the weekend by taking the following steps:

  • Reduce your speed in rainy, foggy and windy conditions. Motorists should be aware that spot flooding may occur at any time along any roadway section.
  • Slow down and/or move over when highway workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are working on or Read More »

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