Sunday, May 29th, 2016

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SLOPD Search For Theft Suspect


On Tuesday San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to The Hampton Inn & Suites at 1530 Calle Joaquin for a report of a theft. Officers discovered that a theft of cash had occurred at the front desk. A light-skinned black male suspect with a beard, wearing a black baseball cap, black clothing and a black jacket entered the hotel and …

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Santa Barbara Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags


Yesterday the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to join over 130 other communities across California by enacting a ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies. These types of stores will no longer be allowed to distribute single-use bags for free, but will have recycled paper bags available for 10 cents and reusable bags …

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Cuesta Fire is 90% Contained


The Cuesta fire is 90 percent contained. Full containment is expected today.So far it has burned 2446 acres.  It is still burning in rugged terrain south of Santa Margarita. 44 engines, 12 water tenders and 3 helicopters are still in the scene. 37 hand crews are using 7 bulldozers are clearing brush from the area. The cause of the fire …

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Emergency Services Finds Unreported Fire in Paso Robles


Yesterday morning, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services was dispatched to an EMS call in the 3200 block of Pine Street. On arrival Emergency Services crews found there had been an unreported fire within the interior of the structure that was still smoldering. This was a single family residence. The first engine reached the scene within five minutes and found …

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Red Flag Warning Means Critical Fire Weather


A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur soon. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that a Red Flag Warning is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that can create extreme fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service usually 24 …

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Union Leaders File Charges Against Grocery Corporations


Union leaders filed charges against grocery corporations Haggens, Albertsons, and Vons for illegally laying off and reducing hours for workers, failing to fully inform workers about job protections, and failing to adhere to legally binding protections negotiated by their union. Haggen announced earlier this month it plans to close 22 stores and layoff or fire as many as 1,100 employees. …

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Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps Will Visit Refugio State Beach Today


Today at 11:00 a.m. PT, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA-24) will visit Refugio State Beach to discuss the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill and the need to protect the California coast. The lawmakers will also talk to first responders and observe the progress made to restore the area. Senator Boxer and Congresswoman Capps …

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Traffic Accident Lands Two in Hospital


On Saturday, August 22, at approximately 6:10am, Paso Robles Police Department Officers and Fire personnel responded to the intersection of Highway 46 and Golden Hill Road for a report of a rear-end traffic collision involving a pickup truck and semi-truck and trailer. Officers determined two Fresno-area men suffered major injuries after their pickup rear-ended a semi-truck and trailer stopped for …

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Cuesta Fire is 70% Contained


The Cuesta fire continues to burn south of Santa Margarita. So far, 35-hundred acres have burned. It is 70 percent contained. Sixteen-hundred personnel are battling the blaze with 103engines, 26 water tenders, 6 helicopters, and 20 bulldozers. A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the Santa Lucia Wilderness Area in the Los Padres National Forest as a result of …

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Fire Investigators Need Help Identifying Vehicle Responsible for Starting Cuesta Fire


Fire investigators would like your help in identifying the vehicle responsible for starting the Cuesta Fire. The Cuesta Fire was reported on August 16, 2015 at approximately 6:12 P.M. Investigators believe a northbound vehicle traveling uphill over the Cuesta Grade was experiencing some type of mechanical issue that ignited dry vegetation adjacent to the road. The same vehicle may also …

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