Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Local News

Cuesta College Votes to Hire LifeLock to Protect Against Fraud

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In response to the current investigation into an employee information breach, Cuesta College took action by recommending a fraud protection vendor to the Cuesta College Board of Trustees at the July 1, 2015 Board meeting. The Board unanimously voted to enter into a one-year contract with LifeLock, a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services. The contract will go ...

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest

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Detectives and Officers of the Morro Bay Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the 900 block of Allesandro, related to an ongoing stolen property investigation resulting from attempted burglaries to two separate Morro Bay businesses. While conducting the search of the residence, a male fled on foot from Officers and was located nearby on Quintana Rd., ...

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Residents Urged to Be Careful With Fireworks

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Many residents and visitors will be celebrating our nation’s independence this July 4th.  CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire urges extreme caution during California’s drought emergency.  It can take hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to control a large wildfire. All fireworks (use, sale, possession) are illegal in San Luis Obispo County.  There is zero tolerance for the sale ...

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Cuesta College Employee Faces Additional Charges

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Prosecutors allege a Cuesta College employee, who is accused of breaching the campus data system, also committed battery against her husband and participated in a drug operation with him.  Lacey Fowler, 29, already faces a felony count of illegally accessing computer data. Last week, prosecutors tacked on drug charges, as well as a charge of misdemeanor battery on a spouse. ...

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Morro Bay Ready to Open Harborwalk Extension to Public

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The City of Morro Bay is ready to open the Morro Creek Bridge and Harborwalk Extension to the public! A long awaited project that provides a northward extension to the popular, award-winning Morro Bay Harborwalk and non-motorized crossing over Morro Creek to North Morro Bay and Morro Bay High School. The Harborwalk provides pedestrians and cyclists scenic views of the ...

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Woods Humane Society Has Been Serving Central Coast for 60 Years

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As of July 2015, Woods Humane Society has now served homeless animals on the Central Coast for 60 consecutive years. From its humble beginnings in a Nipomo barn, to a shelter near the SLO Airport, to the current state-of-the-art facility on Oklahoma Avenue in San Luis Obispo, Woods Humane Society remains committed to providing top-of-the-line animal care for displaced dogs ...

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Full Containment of Mesa Fire Expected Today

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Full containment of the Mesa fire burning near Lompoc is expected sometime today. As of last night, the fire had burned 300 acres and was 55-percent contained by air tankers, helicopters and 120 firefighters. At least 1,400 people were ordered to evacuate. The cause is not yet known. Santa Barbara County Fire Investigators are seeking information regarding the Mesa Fire ...

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Reminder That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Unincorporated Areas of SB County

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, including the so-called safe and sane variety, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County including the Cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Buellton and Solvang. Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed within the city limits of Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Lompoc. Each July Fourth, thousands of ...

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CDFW Lifted Fishing Closure in SB County

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lifted the fishing closure in Santa Barbara County on June 29, following official notification from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that there is no longer a human health threat present in finfish and shellfish from oil chemicals in the Refugio Beach oil spill incident. Fishing may resume in the ...

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Republicans Announce Roadmap to Fix Roads and Highways

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Assembly Republicans have announced a nine-point “roadmap” to provide over $6 billion in new funding to address California’s transportation needs and fix our state’s crumbling roads and highways. “The Governor has called special session of the legislature on transportation infrastructure,” said Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) at a press conference. “We agree that fixing the roads should be a ...

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