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ECOSLO Announces Coastal Cleanup Day



The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) is proud to announce the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD), on Saturday, September 20th, from 9 AM to Noon. The Cleanup is an international event, and the State’s largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Each year tens of thousands of community members volunteer to protect the marine wildlife and habitat that can be badly damaged by marine debris.

ECOSLO has been organizing CCD since 2005. Last year, over 1,600 volunteers removed over 5,700 pounds of marine debris from over 54 miles of beach throughout San Luis Obispo County. We believe that this year’s cleanup will be even larger and more successful. Many groups

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Hunger Walk Scheduled for September 20


The Food Bank Coalition’s 6th annual Hunger Walk will take place Saturday, September 20th at our now single location in Morro Bay. Registration is now available through the Food Bank’s website, so sign-up and start gathering donations today! Join the fun, bring the family, form a team, all while helping people in your community who are in need. The Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food for every $1 you raise!
Your fundraising efforts for the Hunger Walk will directly help the 44,000 residents in San Luis Obispo County who live near or below the federal poverty income level and as a result battle hunger.

Many are working adults who do not earn enough to make ends meet. Almost 40% of our hungry neighbors are children, and a large number are seniors who live on a fix

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Brush Fire in Paso Robles



On Thursday, 6:07 PM, Paso Robles firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the Salinas Riverbed near the 13th Street bridge. First arriving firefighters found a wind driven vegetation fire burning in the riverbed towards 13th Street.

The fire was contained to one acre at approximately 7:20 PM after several spot fires in front of the fire were extinguished. No structures were damaged by the fire. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported.

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Safety Enhancement Zone in Effect on Sunday



The Safety Enhancement Zone will go into effect at 12:01 am on Sunday, September 14 and conclude on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 am. Adopted by the City Council in August 2013, this Safety Enhancement Zone Ordinance helps address the adverse behaviors that were becoming increasingly prevalent with the start of the Cal Poly fall quarter which created a significant threat to public health and safety.

Safety Enhancement Zones are also used during Halloween, St. Patrick’s Da

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Sobriety and License Checkpoint on September 26



The Cal Poly University Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 26, 2014 on the Cal Poly campus. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver’s license.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety; increase awareness of the dangers a

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Missing Man Found Safe This Morning



In the early morning hours of Thursday the San Luis Obispo Police Department was notified of a critical missing person in the area of the 400 block of Bluerock.

Art Armstrong, an 84 years old resident of San Luis Obispo with dementia, went missing last night about 7. He was found safe this morning.

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Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Stolen Car



On Tuesday at approximately 1050 a.m., a Paso Robles Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge pickup truck after noticing the driver was not wearing his seatbelt in the area of Oak Hill Rd.. Upon contact with the driver, who was identified as 44-year-old Daniel Lee Stainbrook of Paso Robles, it was determined that Stainbrook was driving with a suspended driver’s license.  

The officer then recalled a black Dodge pickup had been stolen from the 1000 block

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Studies Show Diablo Canyon Power Plant is Seismically Safe



Extensive scientific research performed in the area surrounding Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant demonstrates the facility remains seismically safe and able to withstand the largest potential earthquakes in the region.

This was the main finding in a report PG&E submitted   to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the chief safety regulator for the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants. The report w

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Fight Victim Identified



The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the male victim who died during a fight in San Miguel on Sunday. He is identified as 54-year-old Alvaro Jaramillo Medrano of San Miguel. Next of kin have been notified. An autopsy is planned for today. The results of that autopsy will be pending toxicology results which are expected to take six to eight weeks. This is believed to be an isolated incident and there are no outstanding suspects. Inve

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Man Taken Into Custody For Alleged Kidnapping and Torture



On September 8, at approximately 11:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to the Chevron Station at 151 Santa Rosa for the report of an assault victim inside the business.  When officers arrived they found a 27-year-old female with significant injuries covering her entire body hiding inside the business.  The injuries on the victim consisted of burn marks, lacerations, scratches, bruising, and extreme swelling. She also had tape tangled in her hair. During thei

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