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Firefighters Gear Up For Fire Season After An Especially Dry Winter


Due to unseasonably dry conditions following record or near-record low winter/spring precipitation, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire will increase staffing of fire engines and the Paso Robles Air Attack Base for this fire season. On Monday, April 29, fifty seasonal firefighters are joining regular firefighting forces to staff ten additional wildland fire engines.  On Monday, May 13, ten additional ... Read More »

Three Arroyo Grande Stores Caught Selling Tobacco To Minor


The Arroyo Grande Police Department in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County Tobacco Control Program got the help of a teenager to attempt to buy tobacco at 18 retail locations.  Three stores sold tobacco products to the minor.  This is nearly a 17-percent illegal sales rate for this compliance check. Albertson’s at 1100 32 Branch Street, Valero at 610 ... Read More »

Caltrans To Hold Annual Worker Memorial Ceremony


A memorial ceremony will be held for Caltrans workers who died in the line of duty on the state highway system. Caltrans honors those who have died by placing their names on a memorial plaque in the lobby of the Caltrans headquarters building in Sacramento. The District Five ceremony places a rose on top of a memorial rock that lists ... Read More »

Crash in Buellton Leaves Five People Injured


Five people are injured after a head-on crash on Highway 246 in Buellton. Two vehicles collided yesterday at about 1:25 PM in “Buellton Flats.” The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says one person suffered serious injuries, one person had moderate injuries and three people had minor injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the collision. Read More »

Emergency Crews Make Water Rescue Near Gaviota Pier


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a water rescue yesterday morning. A 75-year-old man aboard a sailboat, anchored near Gaviota Pier and about 100 yards offshore, reported a medical emergency via a marine radio.  The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded at 10:30 AM with three engines, a water rescue team, Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit and ... Read More »

Assault And Robbery May Be Linked Sanchez Homicide


The Paso Robles Police Department is investigating the murder of Victor Sanchez.  Officials think the incident may be linked to the assault and robbery Sanchez was a victim of four months prior to the homicide. Sanchez was shot multiple times in front of his apartment complex in Paso Robles in February. Deputies say Sanchez was robbed and assaulted in October.  ... Read More »

County And De Vaul Settle Legal Dispute Over Sunny Acres


The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, Dan De Vaul and Sunny Acres have settled litigation filed in 2009. The 72-acre De Vaul property has been remediated in compliance with county building and land use codes.  It has been the subject of nuisance abatement and enforcement action since 2001. The parties have agreed to a permanent injunction that mandates ... Read More »

Bomb Squad Inspects Package At Sinsheimer Pool


Officials say the suspicious package found at Sinsheimer Pool in San Luis Obispo did not contain explosives. It was found at about 5:30 PM last night.  The SLO County Bomb Task Force was called out at about 8:50 PM to assess the package and they temporarily closed down the park. Authorities have not revealed the contents of the package. The ... Read More »

Paso Robles PD To Hold Press Conference Regarding Murder Of Victor Sanchez


The Paso Robles Police Department is holding a press conference today about the new developments in the investigation of a shooting… that killed a man. Victor Sanchez was shot to death in the 3100 block of Spring Street in Paso Robles in February. Investigators have been working on the case and say new leads have been developed. The conference will ... Read More »

Grand Jury Inspects County Jails, Holding Cells, and Juvenile Hall


The 2012-2013 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury completed its annual inspection of twelve facilities in the County.  This includes detention facilities for men, women, and juveniles, city police department and court holding cells. The Grand Jury found The Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109) has had positive and negative effects on the county.  The jail population has increased and ... Read More »