Mattress Fire Breaks Out In Cal Poly Dorm Room


A mattress fire at a Cal Poly dorm room over the weekend had displaced at least ten Cal Poly students. According to fire officials, the fire started yesterday afternoon about 4 in a room at Sequoia Hall due to someone using an illegal hotplate.   The fire was doused with extinguishers, but the room is unlivable for the remainder of ...

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Must Reduce Its Environmental Impact By 93%


The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is being told by the The State Water Resources Control Board that it must reduce its environmental impact by 93%. This because Diablo is cooled by ocean water which creates a greater risk to the environment.The Board has recommended PG&E hire a third party to come up with alternative systems.  So PG&E hired Bechtel, ...

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Sheriff’s Arrest Man For Selling Drugs And Possessing Illegal Weapons


At approximately 5 p.m. November 1, Sheriff’s South County Narcotics Unit detectives arrested an Isla Vista resident on drug related charges.  23-year-old Jacob Loureiro was taken into custody following a search warrant served at his apartment located in the 6500 block of Seville Road.  Louriero had been under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit for ...

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City Attorney Put on Administrative Leave


The embattled Morro Bay City Attorney Robert Schultz is now on administrative leave. Yesterday the City Council voted 3-2 in favor of the action. No reason has been given for why Schultz is being told to leave. Mayor Jamie Irons says he expects an interim city attorney to be in place soon.    

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Fake Bomb Causes Evacuation at Cayucos Pier


Yesterday morning, a San Luis Obispo County Deputy was flagged down by a person who had discovered what looked to be an explosive device underneath a picnic table on the Cayucos Pier. The Deputy evacuated the immediate area, performed a secondary search for any other devices and called in the Bomb Task Force. A Bomb Task Force robot was deployed. ...

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Truck Destroys Business Front in Burglary


On October 30 at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the California Coin & Stamp at 253 Granda. The suspects used a U-Haul truck to ram the front door of the business and gain entry. The U-Haul was abandoned at the scene and the suspects fled prior to the arrival of officers. ...

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$560,000 Worth of Marijuana Seized


On Wednesday, October 30, detectives from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s North County Narcotics Investigations Unit, served a search warrant on a property in the 900 Block of Ballard Canyon, an unincorporated area located northeast of Buellton.  The service of this search warrant was the culmination of a multi-month investigation into an unlawful marijuana trafficking and cultivation operation based in ...

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School Bus Collides With Farm Truck


A Righetti school bus driver and three students were injured yesterday when their bus collided with a farm truck at 7 a.m. on Foxen Canyon Road near Siquoc east of Santa Maria. Apparently the spreader fertilizer arm on the truck struck the bus as the two were passing by each other. Forty-four-year-old Yolanda Zepeda was driving the bus when the ...

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Robbery In Atascadero; Suspects Detained


This past Monday about 7:30 p.m., officers from the Atascadero Police Department responded to Stagecoach Liquor on 5145 El Camino Real regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the store jumped over the counter and brandished a knife. The suspect ordered the clerk to open the cash drawer. When the clerk was unable to open the cash ...

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Paso Robles Police Still Looking For Person Who Set Steer On Fire; Burnt Steer Fund Looking For Donations


Paso Robles police are still looking for the person who set a five-month-old steer on fire at an agricultural barn at Paso Robles High School sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. The steer is recovering at a ranch near the family's home.   Sixteen-year-old Dylan Wilkinson who is raising the steer says the animal is eating and drinking, which ...

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