Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Local News

Wildfire Near Cuyama Burns Over 2,000 Acres


A wildfire that had sparked over the weekend continues to burn near Cuyama in eastern SLO County.  The Soda Fire started at approximately 5:40 PM Saturday evening on The Carrizo Plain off of Soda Lake Rd. The fire has burned over 2,000 acres and is 80% contained. No structures have been threatened.  120 firefighters have been deployed on scene, who …

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Candidate Hillary Clinton Visits Santa Barbara


Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at an event in Santa Barbara Saturday afternoon.  The campaign stop was a private event held at local restaurant Jill’s Place on Santa Barbara Street.  Nearby streets were blocked off as supporters and protesters gathered outside the event.  The event was closed to the general public.  Hilary Clinton speech was titled Women and Families …

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Fire Breaks Out In Rural Paso


Fire crews worked throughout the night to contain a blaze in rural Paso Robles Thursday evening.  The fire started in a barn structure around 8pm off the 2700 Adelaida Rd, west of Lake Nacimiento Dr., spreading to nearby vegetation.  The fire at last report grew to 10 acres in size.  Crews from Paso, Templeton, and Atascadero were also deployed to …

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Water Main Ruptures In Downtown SLO


A water main broke in San Luis Obispo Thursday afternoon – forcing the Downtown farmers market to close.  The water main ruptured on Higuera St at around 4:30pm.  Public works crews began tearing up the site of the break a few hours later.  Water service was shut off to the area.

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Driver Crashes Into Parked Trucks In SLO


A violent car crash occurred in San Luis Obispo Wednesday afternoon.  SLO PD said a woman was driving on Sacramento Dr. near Via Esteban when she, for an unknown reason, crashed her car into two parked trucks on the side of the road.  Witnesses say the car went airborne, spun, and landed facing the wrong direction.  The driver suffered minor …

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Police Investigate Report Of Suspicious Person At Cal Poly


Reports of a suspicious person in the Cal Poly library Wednesday morning generated some rumors of an active shooter on campus.  Cal Poly police immediately investigated and located the person around 10am.  Shortly after they determined the student did not pose a threat.  No lockdown was ordered.  The university police announced to students that the rumors of a potential shooter …

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Teen Sentenced For Threatening Atascadero School


The teen who threatened an Atascadero elementary school last fall was sentenced in court Wednesday.  Last year on September 11th, Bret Landen left threatening letters and a potentially dangerous chemical mixture at San Gabriel Elementary which caused the evacuation and temporary closure of the school. In April, he pleaded no contest to making criminal threats and threatening to use a …

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Housing Project For Farm Workers To Be Built In Santa Maria


A large farmworker housing project has been approved to be built just west of Santa Maria.  The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission green lighted the project Wednesday.  The development is called a “guest worker housing,” project and will be located off Highway 1, just north of Black Road. 30 bunk houses will house up to 20 workers each, totaling 600 …

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Power Outage In SLO


More than 2,500 folks in San Luis Obispo were without power Tuesday evening.  The power outage occurred at around 7:30pm – effecting a wide area of SLO including Cal Poly.  PG&E says the cause of the outage was a tractor hitting a power pole near Grand Ave. and Palm St.  PG&E restored power to nearly all customers by 9:30pm.

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Grass Fire In Paso


Fire crews responded to a small grass fire on a vacant lot in Paso Robles Tuesday evening.  The fire started around 5:30 p.m. in an open space between an apartment building and assisted living facility at Creston Rd. near Stoney Creek Rd.  The blaze charred about a quarter-acre before it was quickly contained.  The cause of the fire is still …

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