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House Fire Claims Life of One


On Monday at approximately 7:27 a.m., the Montecito Fire Protection District responded to several reports of a structure fire in the 100 block of Loureyro Road. During the response, the body of an adult female was found deceased in the structure.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has notified next of kin and identified the victim as 88-year-old Lorraine …

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Head of Lucia Mar School District May Leave His Post


Jim Hogeboom, head of the Lucia Mar School District, may be leaving his post. Hogeboom is a finalist for the Superintendent of   the Novato School District in Marin County. In a letter, Hogeboom said: “I wanted to let you all know that I have been selected as the finalist for the Superintendent opening in the Novato Unified School District in …

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Santa Barbara Firefighter Deployed to Nepal


On Sunday April 26, Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Gray and his Search Dog Riley were deployed to the earth quake disaster in Nepal. FF/PM Gray is the handler for Riley. FF/PM Gray and Riley are responding to the disaster with California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. CA-TF2 consists of 57 specialized personnel, …

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Mother and Son Both Die in Two Separate Accidents


A mother and son lost their lives just hours apart in two unrelated fatal traffic accidents. 56-year-old Donna Magee from Templeton died in a car crash on Highway 58 over the weekend. The CHP said she lost control and her truck went off the road. Her passenger was injured and taken to a hospital. Officers responded to the crash late …

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Laura Capps Won’t be Running for Her Mother’s Seat


Laura Capps announced yesterday she won’t be running for Congress in 2016 to fill her mother’s seat. Rep. Lois Capps, announced April 8 she would not seek re-election after the current session of Congress ends, sparking intense speculation on who would run for her place once an open seat make the race more competitive. That leaves as possible contenders Democrats San …

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ACP Found in Insect Trap in Arroyo Grande


The detection of a single adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in Arroyo Grande has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture to prevent the spread …

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Caltrans Employee Received Medal of Honor Award Yesterday


Caltrans District 5 Equipment Operator David Guerena was one of 52 people who was presented the Medal of Honor Award during a ceremony yesterday at the State Capitol. On July 14, 2012, Guerena was listening to a police scanner when he heard there was a structure fire in an apartment complex behind his home.  He immediately ran outside to see …

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ACLU Welcomes New SLO Chapter


The ACLU of Southern California welcomed formation of a new San Luis Obispo Chapter, serving the citizens of San Luis Obispo County, on April 3rd 2015. The San Luis Obispo County Chapter is the newest addition to the ACLU of Southern California. This newest Chapter will advocate for compliance with the Constitution by local officials and serve to alert the …

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Atascadero Police to Hold First Annual “K9 Wine and Dine”


Please come and support the Atascadero Police Department K9 Foundation with their first annual “K9 Wine and Dine” spaghetti feed event hosted by the Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 and the Atascadero Kiwanis Club. The event will take place on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the Atascadero Elks Lodge from 4pm-8pm. You will have the opportunity to meet your community’s police …

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SLO Reservoirs Far Below Historical Averages


San Luis Obispo County reservoirs are far below historical averages, according to a drought update provided by the County Drought Task Force to the Board of Supervisors on April 21. County reservoir levels have declined since the month before, with Nacimiento at 29 percent, Whale Rock at 43 percent, Lopez at 39 percent and Salinas at 17 percent of capacity. …

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