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Firefighters Save Morro Bay Home After Garage Catches Fire

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The Morro Bay Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2980 Elm St, Morro Bay.  The fire was fully extinguished after 22 minutes of firefighting, and Fire crews remained on scene for hours to complete a thorough salvage and overhaul operation.  The fire was contained to a detached garage, while there was heat damage to the adjacent residence and ... Read More »

Abandoned Panga Boat Discovered North Of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

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At about 9:30 on Sunday morning, July 14, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a boat beached in a remote cove north of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Deputies, assisted by State Park Rangers, located an abandoned panga type boat with evidence indicating some sort of cargo had been hand carried away from the beach. This boat is similar to the other ... Read More »

Mothers For Peace “Get Inspired” Event Postponed

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Mothers for Peace, the local watchdog group keeping an eye on Diablo Canyon, has announced that due to changes in attorney Diane Curran’s schedule, the "get inspired" event previously announced for July 20 must be postponed. Mothers will announce the new date as soon as possible. Mothers for Peace apologizes for the inconvenience. When the event is rescheduled, Ms. Curran, ... Read More »

Cattle Drive Through Paso Robles To Kick Off Mid-State Fair

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As in years past, a cattle drive will kick-off the 2013 California Mid State Fair.  Traffic will be congested for approximately 1.5 hours, between 10AM and 11:30AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, as the cattle make their way through Paso Robles. The Paso Robles Police Department will be closing various street intersections as the cattle move through the city.  The ... Read More »

Classic Car Catches Fire On 101 In Atascadero

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A classic 1957 Ford Fairlane burst into flames Thursday afternoon along southbound Highway 101 in Atascadero. The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner caught fire near the Santa Rosa Road exit just after 3 p.m., according to the CHP. The cause of the fire is unknown.     Read More »

Paso Robles Home Badly Damaged In Blaze

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A fire torched a Paso Robles home yesterday morning, causing serious damage to the structure.    The residents at 2304 Signora Rosa Court all got out of the house safely. Paso Robles Fire Department crews had the blaze under control quickly. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Read More »

Bed Bugs Temporarily Shutdown Shelter

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The Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo has been temporarily closed because of bed bugs. A pest control company said that the beds in one section of the shelter were infested. The area was sprayed and all lines cleaned. The shelter should reopen tonight.  Read More »

Lompoc Woman Killed In Single-Car Accident Near Buellton

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CHP officers were called to the scene on a single vehicle collision this morning, which occurred on Santa Rosa Road, just east of SR 1.  Upon their arrival, it was discovered a 2003 VW Bug had drifted off the right side of the roadway then over-corrected back across the roadway where it struck an embankment and overturned.  The driver, a ... Read More »

Police Identify Los Osos Man Killed In Crash Off Shell Beach Cliff

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On Tuesday, at approximately 5:54, Pismo Beach Police Dispatch received a 911 transfer call from the California Highway Patrol in which a citizen was reporting a reckless driver who had driven off the roadway several times while southbound on Hwy 101 and then exited the freeway at the Price Street offramp and continued north on Price Street.  The caller provided ... Read More »

Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Shut Down After Electrical Disturbance

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Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant was shut down yesterday after an electrical disturbance occurred in equipment that supports moving power to the state’s electric grid. Unit 1 continues to safely generate power. Results from the preliminary investigation indicate the electrical disturbance was a result of a flashover event on a lightning arrestor ... Read More »

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