Small Quake Rocks The Central Coast


A minor earthquake rattled the central coast yesterday evening at about 6:22. Cambria residents say they felt a sharp jolt for about a second or two. The USGS says the quake measured 3.8 on the Richter scale and was felt from San Luis Obispo to Bradely. There are no reports of injuries or damage.

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Suspects Arrested After Pepper Spraying And Robbing Arroyo Grande Man


According to a press release from the Arroyo Grande Police department, two women, a man and a juvenile girl were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary. Authorities say an unidentified man, who thought he was contacting an escort service, was allegedly pepper-sprayed and robbed of 120 dollars on the 1000 block of Sunset in Arroyo ...

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So Cal Gas Employees Going Door To Door In Atascadero


Only 600 more to go… That’s the word from So Cal Gas Company officials in Atascadero, following a gas line rupture this past weekend that left nearly 1,000 residents without natural gas. Gas company employees are going door to door in order to make sure the water that invaded the gas line is removed completely. If you have concerns about ...

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Thieves Arrested After Allegedly Robbing Medical Marijuana Dispensary


San Luis Obispo county Sheriff’s deputies detained 3 people for questioning in an alleged robbery of a mobile medical marijuana dispensary in Los Osos. No one was injured in the robbery and Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipola told the Tribune that no weapon was used in the incident. The trio of weed nappers were later found in a car on State ...

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Man Arrested Outside Bank With Loaded Guns Awaits Psych Results


The San Luis Obispo man who was arrested earlier this month is still inCounty jail being held without bail.   A psychological evaluation of Newman’s mental health has been requested but the results are not yet in. 20-year-old Turner Newman has plead not guilty to a number of felony charges including possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, ...

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Brush Fire, Power Outage Caused After Car Strikes Power Pole


CAL FIRE was on scene after a vegetation fire broke out on Turri Road near Los Osos at 2:00 yesterday afternoon. Fire officials say a vehicle was driving on Turri Road swerved and hit a power pole knocking the line down. As a result a small vegetation fire was started and burned approximately one acre. PG&E officials say about 6,000 ...

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Multiple Car Accident Closes Hwy 46 For Hours


A five-car pileup on highway 46 yesterday, closed the highway in both directions for several hours.   The crash happened, just outside of Paso Robles at about 2 in the afternoon near Almond Road when a cement truck failed to yield to traffic setting off a chain reaction of collisions. Five people were injured in the incident, authorities say none ...

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Would-Be Thieves Caught In The Act


Around 2:30am, yesterday morning the Sheriff's Department got a report of two suspects trying to use bolt cutters to get into C & N Tractor on Ramada Drive in Paso Robles. When Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene with K9 support they were able to capture the first suspect early yesterday morning.  Then a few hours later the second suspect was ...

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Atascadero Homes And Businesses Still Without Gas After Line Rupture


There’s no definitive end in sight for most Atascadero homeowners and businesses that have been putting up with natural gas-related problems since Sunday morning. That’s when a waterline at the intersection of Entrada and Lewis avenues developed a hole and started blasting water, mixing with surrounding sand and gravel, eventually rupturing a 2 inch gas line. Officials say they have ...

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SLO County Jobless Rate Down From Last Year


San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 7.5 percent in January 2013, according to state data released last Friday.  But, January continued a 26-month trend of declining year-over-year unemployment.   January’s rate was well below the January 2012 rate of 8.9 percent.  And well below the unemployment rates of 10.4 for California and 8.5 for the nation, ...

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