Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Local News

Cuesta Fire Has Now Burned 2000 Acres


The Cuesta fire has now burned 2000 acres, but doesn’t threaten the town of Santa Margarita as much as it did last night. More than 500 people have been ordered to evacuate south of the railroad tracks, but they may return home soon. One-thousand fire personal are fighting the fire. More than 300 structures have been threatened. Crews are using …

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Red Cross Established Shelter for Victims of Cuesta Fire


The American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast has established a shelter for residents affected by the Cuesta Fire, located at the Santa Rosa Academic Academy, 8655 Santa Rosa Road, 93422. The Red Cross is on hand to provide relief and comfort to evacuees, including shelter, meals, hygiene kits, and more. The Red Cross is also coordinating with the County Department of …

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Air Quality Warning in Northern San Luis Obispo County


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District and Health Department informs individuals that the air quality in northern San Luis Obispo County is being impacted by smoke and falling ash from the Cuesta Fire located east of Highway 101 on Cuesta Grade.  Skies north of Cuesta Grade are hazy and fine particulate (PM2.5) concentrations are higher than …

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No Arrests Made in Minor Decoy Operation


On Saturday, August 15, 2015, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy ‘Shoulder Tap’ Operation designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. This operation involved a minor attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages near several different Paso Robles businesses. The minor was being monitored by undercover officers. This operation took place between the hours of 4:00-8:00PM. …

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Latest News on the Cuesta Fire as of 9:10 Today


Fire crews made good progress through the night on line construction on the north eastern edge of the fire. The fire remained active over the night with down canyon winds and isolated torching. Today crews will continue construction of control lines working in very rugged and steep terrain with drought stricken vegetation. Today’s priorities will be keeping the fire out …

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Man Hospitalized After Apparent Murder Suicide Attempt


On 8-16-15, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at a residence in the 2100 block of Warner Street in Oceano. When Deputies arrived, they discovered a Hispanic female in her 20’s deceased from knife inflicted wounds. Also discovered in the residence was a Hispanic male, in his 20’s, suffering from self-inflicted knife wounds. He was …

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SLOPD Searching for Burglary Suspects


On August 15, 2015 San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to the Sunglass Hut at 822 Marsh for the report of a burglary. While opening the store, an employee of Sunglass Hut discovered the front door of the business had been forced open and immediately contacted SLOPD. Officers discovered that 4 male suspects, wearing dark clothing and gloves, broke the …

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SLOAPCD Advising of Deteriorating Air Quality in Ocean Dunes Area


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area due to blowing dust and sand this week. Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 1pm am to 7 pm, with the dust forecasted to peak from 2pm …

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Routine Traffic Stop Results in Arrest


Yesterday at approximately 9:20 a.m. the California Highway Patrol received a call about a person driving erratic speeds, swerving all over the roadways and cutting off other vehicles on U.S. 101 southbound north of El Capitan State Beach. California Highway Patrol Officers positioned their fully marked black and white patrol vehicles behind a White 1989 Cadillac southbound U.S. 101 south …

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Hiker Identified by Coroner’s Unit


The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man found dead Saturday on a hiking trail near Gilbert Avenue in Cayucos. The man has been identified as 63-year-old Steven Lynn Weaver of Cayucos. An autopsy has been perfromed. The cause of death is listed as natural causes. Contrary to published reports, there is no …

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