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CHP Has Checkpoint Planned Tomorrow

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The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, August 28, 2015, in the Santa Barbara City limits.  Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead.  Once diverted into the lane, motorists will be detained only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint and ...

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Two Missing Children Have Been Found

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that two Orcutt children missing since February of 2015 have been located.  Cassidy Gibbs, 4, and Gabriella Gibbs, 6, were safely recovered on August 21, 2015, at Los Angeles International Airport by a Santa Barbara County District Attorney Investigator and Victim Advocate.  Their mother, 44 year-old Michelle Christine Gibbs, also of ...

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Traffic on LOVR Will Shift to Newly Constructed Bridge

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Traffic on Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) will shift to the newly constructed bridge over U.S. Highway 101 on Friday morning, August 28, 2015 at approximately 5:30am. With this shift, the project officially moves to Stage 6 of 8. Stage 6 is expected to last for 4-6 months and will present some changes for motorists traveling through the area. The ...

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SLOPD Search For Theft Suspect

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On Tuesday San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to The Hampton Inn & Suites at 1530 Calle Joaquin for a report of a theft. Officers discovered that a theft of cash had occurred at the front desk. A light-skinned black male suspect with a beard, wearing a black baseball cap, black clothing and a black jacket entered the hotel and ...

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Santa Barbara Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

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Yesterday the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to join over 130 other communities across California by enacting a ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies. These types of stores will no longer be allowed to distribute single-use bags for free, but will have recycled paper bags available for 10 cents and reusable bags ...

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Cuesta Fire is 90% Contained

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The Cuesta fire is 90 percent contained. Full containment is expected today.So far it has burned 2446 acres.  It is still burning in rugged terrain south of Santa Margarita. 44 engines, 12 water tenders and 3 helicopters are still in the scene. 37 hand crews are using 7 bulldozers are clearing brush from the area. The cause of the fire ...

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Emergency Services Finds Unreported Fire in Paso Robles

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Yesterday morning, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services was dispatched to an EMS call in the 3200 block of Pine Street. On arrival Emergency Services crews found there had been an unreported fire within the interior of the structure that was still smoldering. This was a single family residence. The first engine reached the scene within five minutes and found ...

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Red Flag Warning Means Critical Fire Weather

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A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur soon. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that a Red Flag Warning is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that can create extreme fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service usually 24 ...

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Union Leaders File Charges Against Grocery Corporations

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Union leaders filed charges against grocery corporations Haggens, Albertsons, and Vons for illegally laying off and reducing hours for workers, failing to fully inform workers about job protections, and failing to adhere to legally binding protections negotiated by their union. Haggen announced earlier this month it plans to close 22 stores and layoff or fire as many as 1,100 employees. ...

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Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps Will Visit Refugio State Beach Today

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Today at 11:00 a.m. PT, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA-24) will visit Refugio State Beach to discuss the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill and the need to protect the California coast. The lawmakers will also talk to first responders and observe the progress made to restore the area. Senator Boxer and Congresswoman Capps ...

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