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Popular Central Coast Marine Biologist To Spend Three Years On Probation

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A popular Central Coast marine biologist will spend three years on probation after pleading guilty to feeding orca whales in the wild.  Nancy Black was sentenced yesterday for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  She was also ordered to pay $12,500 dollars in fines and serve 300 hours of community service.  Black runs a whale-watching tour on the Monterey Bay ... Read More »

LIGHTHOUSE To Present Their Second Reality Tour On Sunday, March 2nd In Atascadero

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LIGHTHOUSE will present their second Reality Tour® Sunday, March 2, at 1:00pmand 4:00pm at the Atascadero Colony Park Community Center. The Reality Tour® Drug Prevention program was created by Norma Norris of Butler, PA in 2003, and is now promoted through the nonprofit organization CANDLE, Inc. LIGHTHOUSE has purchased the Reality Tour® Program for use in San Luis Obispo County. ... Read More »

Deputies Investigate Stalking And Death Threats Case

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On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Deputies investigated a stalking and death threats case. The suspect in the case, 19 year old Incio Elijah Gomez, sent his ex-girlfriend a text message picture of himself holding a handgun and making suicidal threats. Fearing for Gomez, the ex-girlfriend telephoned him to check on his welfare. During the conversation, Gomez threatened to shoot and ... Read More »

Homeowner Causes House Fire By Using Blowtorch On Plumbing Repairs

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The Five Cities Fire Authority says an Oceano homeowner caused a fire in his home after using a blow torch during plumbing repairs on the 2400 block of Mona Lei Court, just north of The Pike, around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters found smoke coming out of the roof and attic areas above the garage of the home. Firefighters then cut ... Read More »

Drunk Driver Sentenced to 14 Years

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The driver of a speeding car which killed a Paso Robles woman has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Lanie Richardson was sentenced yesterday for a June 2012 accident in Montecito near Santa Barbara. Richardson was driving drunk with two women on the hood of his car. Twenty-six-year-old Allison Meadows, a 2003 graduate of Paso Robles High ... Read More »

Candy Mascot Found Safe and Sound

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A candy store mascot has been found. Truffles the missing bear is back at his home in front of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Paso Robles. The stuffed Kodiak bear was found in the bushes still attached to his chair by employees of the nearby Red Scooter deli. As to who tried to abduct Truffles yesterday, no one yet ... Read More »

Eight-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

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A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man was taken into custody by police yesterday following an eight-hour standoff. Nicola Mollo who lived on Bath Street was arrested and is facing multiple offenses stemming from an assault against a 61-year-old female relative. Police say Mollo barricaded himself in his home when officers confronted him about the assault. Mollo is being held without bail ... Read More »

Mike Byrd Announced Candidacy for 4th District Supervisor

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Declaring that the South County seat on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is “too important to be left to partisan political power brokers or powerful special interests,” Arroyo Grande business owner and longtime community advocate Mike Byrd has announced his candidacy for 4th District Supervisor in the June 3 primary election. Explaining that his desire is to ... Read More »

Early Warning System Sirens Undergo Growl Tests

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Again today  the Early Warning System sirens located in the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) will undergo regularly scheduled low volume growl tests. Each of the 131 sirens throughout the EPZ will be tested individually for a period of a few seconds. This is only a test and no action is requested or required on the part ... Read More »

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