Grover Beach Police On The Lookout For Attempted Purse Snatcher


On Monday July 29, at about 8:46 p.m., Grover Beach Police Officers were dispatched to Vons located at 1758 W. Grand Ave for a report of an attempted theft of a purse. The preliminary investigation revealed that a male adult attempted to grab a female victim’s purse as she was walking through the Vons parking lot.  During the struggle for ...

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Driver Found At Bottom Of Ravine Identified As Missing Santa Barbara Man


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has positively identified the occupant of a vehicle found at the bottom of a ravine off Painted Cave Road on July 4th.  The decedent is 55-year-old Timothy Goodwin of Santa Barbara who was reported missing in Santa Barbara County in March of 2012.  His death is under investigation.

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Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team Arrests Seven In Drug Bust


On 07-27-13 the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team culminated a month long narcotic sales investigation with the seizure of $2,770 in cash, $1000 worth of Black Tar Heroin, and the arrest of seven people. S.E.T. Detectives served a search warrant at a residence along the 100 block of Pioneer Trail Drive, Paso Robles.  As a result of the ...

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Woman Assaults Two People Then Barricades Herself In Atascadero Home


On July 23rd 2013, officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched to the 10700 block of El Camino Real for a reported assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.   When officers arrived on scene it was discovered that a female adult assaulted two individuals with a knife while stealing one of the victim’s cellular telephone.  The suspect then ...

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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Pismo Beach


The California Department of Public Health has confirmed the West Nile Virus has been isolated from mosquitoes collected in the City of Pismo Beach. The positive mosquitoes were collected on July 9th and 10th at the city’s Chumash Park. The West Nile Virus was isolated from the mosquito species Culex tarsalis. The Culex tarsalis mosquito is commonly found in California, ...

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SLO Film Festival To Screen Movies Shot On Location On The Central Coast


In honor of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival's 20th Anniversary next year, the SLOIFF will celebrate by screening Hollywood movies that have been made in San Luis Obispo County over the past 90 years. SLO County on the Silver Screen will present a wide variety of notable films, and screen each in the part of the County they ...

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Lightning Sparks Fire In Sierra National Forrest, Northeast Of Fresno


A lightning-sparked fire in the Sierra National Forest about 75 miles northeast of Fresno grew to about 9,000 acres as firefighters battle smoke and steep terrain as well as the blaze itself. The U.S. Forest Service said Sunday that the fire also expanded in the late afternoons over the last two days when the smoke lifted, making the area hotter. ...

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Roads To Be Closed This Weekend During Arroyo Valley Car Show


The 24th Annual Arroyo Valley Car Show kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m., with the annual Sunset Cruise along West Grand Avenue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Up to 300 cars will be in display in the Village of Arroyo Grande Saturday for the car show. The event is free to attend, but it raises funds for local ...

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Construction To Close Hwy 101 Ramps In Santa Margarita


According to Caltrans, The southbound Highway 101 on- and off-ramp at Highway 58 in Santa Margarita will be closed in the coming weeks for ramp re-construction. The first part of construction will begin overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday starting July 29 through Aug. 9. A 24-hour closure will then follow beginning 7 p.m. Aug. 11 ...

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Turtles Given As Prizes At Fair Could Pose Health Threat


Small turtles given out as prizes at the California Mid-State Fair have been confiscated and people who won them are asked to not keep them due to possible health risks. According to the San Luis Obispo Public Health Department the turtles were given out as prizes for a ping-pong ball toss game.  Because they can be natural hosts to Salmonella, ...

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