Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Local News

Women’s Shelter Program Receives Grant

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On June 24th the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County was awarded a $215,000 two-year grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to promote domestic violence and healthcare safety net partnerships that address and prevent domestic violence through integrated models of service and system-level improvements. This grant was one of only two awarded in the entire state of California during the most recent funding cycle.

The grant will create an innovative project

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Woman Kicked by Giraffe Plans on Fighting Ticket

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The 24-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who was kicked in the face by a giraffe at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison over the weekend says she plans to fight the 686-dollar ticket.  Amanda Hall says that she wasn't trying to hurt Wally the giraffe and describes herself as an "animal lover."  The former Cal Poly student was ticketed for harassment of zoo animals after climbing over one fence and nearly getting over a second into the giraffe enclosure when

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Asian Citrus Psyllid Triggers Infest Investigation

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The detection of an adult Asian Citrus Psyllid in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in Cayucos has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area to determine if an infestation exists.

Since March, 2014, Pest Detecion Specialists from the County Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have trapped Asian Citrus Psyllids in the cities of San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. Quarantines restricting th

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Drug Trafficking Operation in Paso Robles

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Atascadero’s Street Crimes Detective Team, with the collaborative efforts of the Paso Robles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team has been investigating a drug trafficking operation that was occurring in Paso Robles. This investigation has been completed over the past two months and culminated Saturday night with APD detectives arresting three Paso Robles residents. Paso Robles Police Department arrested two other suspects that night for possession of dangerous dr

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Fall Semester Starts at Cuesta College

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The fall 2014 semester at Cuesta College is underway. Classes began today; currently, nearly 8,900 students have registered for courses offered on the San Luis Obispo Campus, North County Campus in Paso Robles, South County Center in Arroyo Grande and online. The fall semester runs until December 19; courses are still available in many areas. New for the fall 2014 semester: 13 new full-time faculty in the areas of mathematics, kinesiology, construction, psychology, art history, busin

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Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. Starting August 15 and continuing through September 1, local police, sheriff and the CHP will be aggressively targeting drunk and drugged drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end impaired driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will pair increased public awareness with high-visibility enforcement, resulting in fewer drunk drivers on San Luis Obispo County roads.

The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force will

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Counterfeit Bills Being Passed Off

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On 08-14-2014 Officers of the Morro Bay Police Department contacted Alfred Ayala in the 700 block of Quintana Rd. in regards to a report that he attempted to pass Counterfeit $100 bills at a local business. Ayala was found to be in possession of Counterfeit U.S. currency and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was arrested without incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo County jail.

Over the past two weeks Morro Bay Police Department has taken several re

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Thank You Whales Celebration

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  Environmentalists are thanking the whales for the third year in a row. The Thank You Whales celebration is set for Saturday at the Avila Community Center on San Miguel Street.Organizers say the celebration started in 2012 because whales showed up just in time to stop seismic testing. In 2013, the whales showed up in time to shine a light ...

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Paso Robles Olive Festival

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  Saturday is the 11th annual Paso Robles Olive Festival. You can enjoy free olive oil tasting, tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, and a head-to-head chef cook-off. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. You can get in for free, but you do have to pay for wine and beer tasting.

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Concerts in the Plaza

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  If you're looking for some musical entertainment, you can check out Concerts in the Plaza. Truth About Seafood performs Friday night. The band blends modern and classic rock to create catchy and upbeat songs. The free concert runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. 

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