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Coroner Attempts To Identify Body Found In Crashed Pick-Up In Santa Barbara Ravine

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is in the process of positively identifying the occupant found in a vehicle discovered Thursday at the bottom of a ravine, 300 feet off of Painted Cave Road.  The vehicle is registered to an individual who was reported missing in Santa Barbara County in March of 2012.  Due to the fact the accident ... Read More »

85 Acres Burned In Paso Robles Fire

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A fire broke out near Adelaida Road near Vineyard Drive near Paso Robles yesterday afternoon about 1:15. 85 acres were burned and two structures were threatened before officials put out the blaze.  The cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported. Read More »

Diablo’s Unit One Up And Running

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Unit 1 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant returned to full power on July 4, 2013, following a safe shut down of the unit on June 26, 2013. Operators at Diablo Canyon safely shut down Unit 1 after minor leakage was detected by maintenance personnel on a small section of pipe located inside the containment building. ... Read More »

Body Found In Water At Montana De Oro Identified As Cal Poly Student

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The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in the water at Montana de Oro State Park on June 28. The man has been identified as 21-year-old Stefan James Wagner of Fresno. Wagner was reported missing on June 20 after disappearing in the waters off Montana de Oro State Park. An autopsy ... Read More »

Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Collision With Vehicle

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On Wednesday, July 3 at approx. 6:35a.m. the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision west of Jardine Road on Highway 46 East. Officers determined a vehicle struck a 55-year-old male bicyclist after he entered the eastbound traffic lanes. The bicyclist was treated at the scene and transported via ambulance to a ... Read More »

Helicopter Spots Truck Of Missing Person In Ravine Off Hwy 154

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At around 12:30 p.m. July 4th, Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter Two was flying over the area of Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road when a Deputy on board observed a vehicle located 300 feet down a cliff, at the bottom of a ravine, in an area of thick brush.  Sheriff’s Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers responded ... Read More »

Four Missing Hikers Rescued From Diablo Canyon Area

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On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a call that four hikers in the Diablo Canyon area, reported they were lost.  The four men from Riverside County began their day hike in Avila Beach on Monday.  They became lost and spent the night in the area. They tried to hike out on Tuesday but were not successful ... Read More »

Victim Identified In Fatal Crash On 101

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The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the passenger of car involved in a fatal traffic accident on Highway 101 in Shell Beach June 17 at 4:30 a.m. The man has been identified as 21-year-old Lennon Samuel Dibley of Bakersfield. An autopsy was conducted last week.  The cause and manner of death is listed ... Read More »

Woman Leads Police On High-Speed Chase From Monterey County To Moro Bay

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A woman from Monterey County was arrested yesterday afternoon after leading police on a high-speed chase, which started in Monterey County and ended in Morro Bay.  According to the CHP, a woman wouldn't pay for the gas she had just put in her car.   The chase started through Monterey and then south on Highway 1 through Carmel and Big ... Read More »

Montecito Firefighters Establish Fund To Aid Families Of Hot Shot Crew Killed In Arizona

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The Montecito Firefighter’s Charitable Foundation is establishing a fund to assist the families of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shots. Nineteen died this past weekend fighting a blaze in Arizona. To make a donation: make checks out to the “Montecito Firefighter’s Charitable Foundation.” The Tax I.D. number is: 204817396.  In the “memo” please reference “Nineteen Lost.” Submit donations by mail ... Read More »

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