Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Local News

Second Day of Showers Expected to Set New Rainfall Records


A second day of showers and thunderstorms in southern and central California is expected to again set new regional records for monthly rainfall. Sunday’s warm rain is a remnant of tropical storm Dolores off Baja California, which has carried warm, muggy conditions northward. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard says Saturday’s rainfall broke at least 11 regional records for daily …

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Mud and Rocks Close Down Highway 166 Last Night


Mud and rocks closed down a part of Highway 166 in Cuyama last night. This just west of Cottonwood Canyon Road. At this time the highway is still closed. The mud spans about one hundred yards and is about three feet deep. Two vehicles were pulled from the mud. No injuries were reported. 20 other vehicles became stranded on the highway after …

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Paragliding Accident in Cayucos


At 1:05 p.m. on Friday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a citizen reporting a paragliding accident east of Highway 1 in Cayucos. Fire and Medics responded, along with the California Highway Patrol. A 55 year old male resident of San Luis Obispo was transported by ambulance to a local hospital emergency room. A …

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One Person Dies When Motorcycle Collides With Car


Highway 154 near Windy Gap was closed down yesterday afternoon after a motorcyclist collided with a car. This happened just after 4. One of the vehicles crossed the center divider and hit the other. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The CHP is still investigating.

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Motorcyclist Killed After Crash on Highway 46


A motorcyclist died yesterday in the second fatal accident on Highway 46 West this week. According to CHP investigators say the accident occurred shortly after 10am. Three motorcyclists traveling west on Highway 46 West in Templeton passed two other vehicles that were following a semi-truck driving between 5 and 10 mph and attempting to turn left onto Vineyard Drive. The …

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Construction of Hotel in Pismo May Be Delayed


Construction of an approved 128 room hotel in Pismo Beach may be delayed. A group called Central Coast Environmental Protection filed a petition with the San Luis Obispo Superior Court on July 2, claiming the city of Pismo Beach “failed to adequately consider the project’s potential impacts on the environment.”  The group’s major complaint is that the city and property …

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Man Gets Arm Caught in Grinder


San Luis Obispo firefighters responded to a call when an employee for wholesale grocer Vitco got caught in a grinder yesterday after reaching in to try to dislodge a piece of meat. Investigators say, the employee reached into the hopper of a grinder to dislodge meat that appeared to be stuck when part of the machine caught on his sleeve …

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National Education Association Opposes Oil-Trail Offloading Facility in SLO


Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers, the National Education Association has come out and opposed the proposed Phillips 66 oil-train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. If approved the project would bring millions of gallons of hazardous crude oil nearly every day through highly populated areas near hundreds of schools. With nearly 3 …

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Victims Identified in Fatal Car Crash


Authorities have identified a brother and sister who were killed in a car crash Tuesday on Highway 46 West. They are William and Patience Robbins of Cambria the oldest and youngest in a family of five.   The driver of the truck that rolled down a steep embankment was injured. He is Ismael Ochoa, boyfriend of Patience. The two siblings were …

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CHP Recommending Truck Driver Be Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter


After a seven month investigation, the CHP has recommended that the District Attorney’s Office press gross vehicular manslaughter charges against truck driver Phillip Trujillo for a crash that killed four people on Highway 101 and Wellsona Road just north of Paso Robles last December.   The CHP says the 56 year old Trujillo made an unsafe turn across the freeway. The …

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