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SLO County Jobless Rate Down From Last Year

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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, ... Read More »

Grover Beach PD Cracks Down On Distracted Driving

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No more warnings. That’s the word from the Grover Beach Police department when it comes to distracted driving. In an effort to persuade drivers that it is a bad idea to text or operate your hand held device while driving, the Grover Beach PD will be actively ticketing anybody doing either throughout the month of April. According to the Grover ... Read More »

Student Housing Offers Reward For Information On Arsonist

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Stenner Glen management is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever started a fire in building 12 on March 9.   Firefighters arrived at the apartment complex soon after the fire was reported to discover a third-floor blaze that had blown out windows and was making its way into the building's attic. One ... Read More »

Survey Aims To Gather Opinions On Cycling On The Central Coast

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The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments this week will be mailing surveys to more than 2,000 randomly selected individuals, asking for their thoughts on bicycling and how bicyclists behave on the Central Coast. SLOCOG planners say, the survey is expected to help develop programming and infrastructure investment priorities and help increase understanding of the current bicycling system and its ... Read More »

Atascadero Residents Without Natural Gas After Water Main Break

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Approximately 1,000 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) customers near downtown Atascadero are without natural gas this morning in an outage that could last several days. Around 10 a.m. yesterday, a water main break at the intersection of Entrada and Lewis avenues damaged a neighboring gas line, and water entered the gas company’s pipeline system. This caused the gas to be ... Read More »

Possible Arson Investigated After Fire Crews Extinguish Five Burning Palm Trees

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A suspicious fire that involved five palm trees scorching the siding of an apartment complex at 1185 Foothill Blvd. at 2:48 yesterday morning – and threatened to spread — was quickly brought under control by but San Luis Obispo city firefighters, No one was injured. Investigators believe it was caused by a human because of items found on the site, ... Read More »

Lifeguards Rescue Three In Pismo Beach

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Three children were rescued from the ocean in Pismo Beach Sunday. According to the Pismo Beach Police Department, they received a call about three swimmers in distress on yesterday afternoon. Cal Fire was also called out to the scene, and State Lifeguards were sent into the water to help. The three swimmers were brought to land safely. No CPR was needed. Read More »

Burn Pile Ignites Garage Fire In Atascadero

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A structure fire over the weekend in Atascadero has caused $200,000 in damage. The fire broke out just before one-thirty Saturday afternoon on the nine-thousand block of San Rafael. It was confined to a large, single-story garage. Responding crews found heavy smoke and flames burning through the roof.  The fire also spread to nearby vegetation. The owner told firefighters that ... Read More »

Jury To Decide Verdict In Myers Murder Trial

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The Dystiny Myers murder trial is now in the hands of a jury. The prosecution rested its case against Rhonda Wisto and Frank York on Tuesday and gave closing arguments yesterday. So did the defense. Wisto and York are two of five suspects accused of killing the 15-year-old girl back in September of 2010. Myer’s body was found beaten and burned ... Read More »

Fire Crews Quickly Extinguish Nipomo Structure Fire

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There was a structure fire in Nipomo this morning.  The fire broke out in the 500 block of Silver Leaf Court before 4:45, and was contained shortly before 5. Crews first believed someone was inside the home, but no one was. No injuries have been reported, and officials are investigating the cause. Read More »

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