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Two Die in Recent Motorcycle Accidents


We have a couple of fatal accidents to tell you about, both involving motorcycles. Yesterday at about 12:30 pm, a Santa Maria man died on Highway 101 near Pismo Beach when his three-wheeled vehicle crashed into the back of a car when traffic suddenly slowed down. Two people in the car were not hurt. And the California Highway Patrol says …

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Man Who Kidnapped School Children Set for Parole Hearing


Remember the three guys who kidnapped a busload of school children back in the 70s near Chowchilla? James Schoenfeld is one of them, and he has been behind bars at the CMC since 1976. Yesterday has was found suitable for a parole at a hearing. He, his brother, and another guy kidnapped the school kids and bus driver. They were …

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Water District to be Formed Over Paso Robles Groundwater Basin


The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Board of Directors has voted to endorse the formation of a water district over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. The majority vote came at its monthly meeting, March 31, 2015, and following more than a year of discussions; presentations by interested parties, organizations, water and water law experts, government representatives and members – …

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Beaches to be Closed Due to Potential for “Floatopia”


The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department has announced that the beaches at Isla Vista will be closed due to the potential for a “Floatopia” event on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2015. The closure is being declared to prevent a re-occurrence of the conditions that resulted from the 2009 Floatopia. The Santa Barbara County Code (Section 26-11) …

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Police Continue Investigation into Armed Robbery


The Paso Robles Police Department continues to investigate an armed robbery that occurred on March 29, 2015, at Payless Shoe Source, Paso Robles. Through the course of their investigation, Detectives learned there were similar robberies of Payless Shoe Source stores in King City, Sand City, and Salinas. Detectives contacted each jurisdiction and determined the suspect’s description in the Paso Robles …

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Police Seize Computers Containing Child Pornography


Yesterday, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team served a search warrant at a home in the 2900 block of Little Creek Lane in Paso Robles. Detectives had received information that child pornography was being downloaded and distributed from a computer at that residence. Detectives seized computers, external hard drives and thumb drives which contained several hundred …

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CHP and OTS Will be Educating Young Drivers on the Dangers of Distracted Driving


To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving …

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Air Pollution Warning in Oceano Dunes Area


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Departments are notifying the public of the blowing dust and sand event in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area today.  Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 9 am to 8 pm, with the dust forecasted to peak from Noon to 6 pm.  Very …

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Developmentally Disabled Girl Sexually Assaulted


Last Saturday, a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a local hospital for a report of a 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl who had been sexually assaulted the night before at a home in the 1200 block of 11th Street in Los Osos. The victim reported she had gone to the home to visit a friend who invited her to spend the night. …

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Nurses File Lawsuit Against Twin Cities Community Hospital


Eight nurses have filed a lawsuit against Twin Cities Community Hospital for rampant wage-and-hour violations, including wage theft and an across-the-board failure to provide breaks.  The hospital is a 122-bed acute care facility located in Templeton.  It has an emergency room and provides a broad array of medical, surgical and outpatient services.  The Hospital is owned by Tenet, the second-largest …

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