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United Blood Services Needs to Collect More Blood


United Blood Services California needs to collect over 5,000 pints of blood and platelets before May 31st, in order to ensure a steady and ample supply. As of May 14th they have collected 1,800 donations and they still have 3,200 donations to go. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer for the Blood Bank, when donations unfortunately decrease just as …

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Woman in Her Home


On April 18, between 2:30 AM and 3:30 AM, San Luis Obispo Police believe that Derek Roden of Santa Maria broke into a home in the 900 block of Peach, then in the 100 block of Verde. At the Peach residence, a taxi driver who had just dropped off an intoxicated female saw a male subject follow her inside her …

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Fatal Truck Crash on Highway 101


There was a fatal truck crash on Highway 101 at Shell Beach last night about 6. 26-year-old Alex James Robinson of Nipomo was killed after the truck he was driving overturned south of Spyglass Drive. Robinson was heading southbound when, for an unknown reason, he made a turning movement toward the center median and lost control of his flatbed truck, …

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Suspect Arrested in Alleged Attempted Robbery


On Wednesday, May 13 at approximately 2:20 PM, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department responded to the walking path in Centennial Park for the report of an attempted armed robbery. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male, 16 to 18 years of age, wearing all brown with blue shoes demanded money from three juveniles, physically assaulted one of them …

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Development Plans for Parcel Near LOVR


Plans may be underway to develop a 110-acre parcel next to Costco on Los Osos Valley Road according to the SLO Chamber insider.  Developers of the site, which was included in the recently approved Land Use and Circulation Element update, envision 60-100 detached single family homes, 200-250 apartments and 25,000-45,000 square-feet of primarily neighborhood-serving commercial development. In addition, the project …

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Charges Filed Against Two Men in Connection With Shooting in Isla Vista


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that charges have been filed against Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez and James Joshua Taylor in connection with a shooting inside an apartment in Isla Vista on May 11, 2015.  The charges are as follows:  two counts of attempted murder, one count of attempted robbery, one count of first degree burglary, and …

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New Information Released In Isla Vista Shooting


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information in the investigation of a shooting that occurred last night at approximately 7:13 p.m., May 11, in front of a residence in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde.  Investigators have determined 19-year-old Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez of Goleta and 22-year-old James Joshua Taylor of Lompoc went to the residence of two, …

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USPS Internet Scam


Another internet scam is being reported, this one from the US Postal Service. Officials there say customers have been receiving bogus emails, claiming to be from the post office, about a package delivery or online postage charges. The emails contain a link or attachment that can install a virus on your computer if opened. Don’t open it.

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Stage 4 Of Bicycle Race Arrives On The Central Coast


Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California arrives on the Central Coast today. Cyclists taking part in the professional race will take off from the Pier in Pismo Beach this morning. This leg of the tour will take the riders south to the Santa Maria Valley, through northern Santa Barbara wine country, back into San Luis Obispo County through …

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Board Of Supervisors Vote Against Rock Quarry


There will be no new rock quarry in Santa Margarita. Supervisors voted down the Las Politas project yesterday. The supervisors followed the lead of the planning commission which said the controversial project would create too much traffic, noise, and safety concerns, among other issues.

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