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APCD Approves Money to Help Businesses Clean Up Old Equipment


At its January 28 meeting, the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Board approved $610,058 to help local businesses clean up old tractors, construction equipment and heavy-duty trucks. The APCD is now seeking proposals for the fiscal year 2014/2015 (FY14/15) Emission Reduction Incentive Program, a program to reduce ozone forming and toxic diesel emissions from aging ...

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CHP Investigating Rollover Crash


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover crash that happened on El Campo Road, north of Falcon Crest Drive  33-year-old Teddy Duncan of Arroyo Grande   he drifted onto the shoulder, overcorrected, and lost control of his Jeep Wrangler causing it to roll. Duncan was taken to a local hospital with major injuries.

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17 Year-Old Arrested for Causing Fatal Accident in Santa Maria


A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by Santa Maria police for causing an accident at Suey and Donovan that killed a high school girl and injured two others. 17-year-old Breanna Rodriguez, lost control and hit a light pole. The boy faces charges of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. Counseling services will be available to students and staff in ...

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Paso Robles Police Conduct IMPACT Operation


The Paso Robles Police Department, in partnership with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted an ‘IMPACT’ operation on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. ‘IMPACT’ stands for ‘Informed Merchants Preventing Alcohol-Related Crime Tendencies.’ The goal of the IMPACT operation is to select and survey licensed outlets at random. During the visit, the IMPACT team reminded licensees of the responsibilities and ...

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US101 Off-Ramp at Los Osos Valley Road Will Be Closed for Four Days


The northbound U.S. Highway 101 off-ramp at Los Osos Valley Road will be closed for four-days beginning Monday night, February 2 at 9 pm until Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 am for a rehabilitation and repaving project, weather permitting. Motorists traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 101 may detour by exiting at either South Higuera Street or Prado Road. Electronic Message ...

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SLO Mayor Accepts Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness


City of San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx has recently accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. With this announcement, the City of San Luis Obispo joins a growing number of communities across the country making the pledge. This challenge was initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama and developed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ...

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DUI Enforcement On Super Bowl Sunday


The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and police, Sheriffs, the CHP are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl ...

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Graffiti On Union Pacific Bridge Painted Over


The Graffiti on the Union Pacific trestle that crosses Highway 101 in San Luis has been painted over. By whom? Nobody seems to know. The graffiti in the form of a four letter word was spray-painted on the bridge two weeks ago, and officials from the city, Union Pacific, and Cal Trans have been trying to figure out how to ...

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SLO-CAP Rolls Out New Branding


SLO-CAP rolls out new name and logo to reflect its core programs for the prevention of child abuse.   Center for Family Strengthening will continue to partner with family support organizations in SLO County to ensure that strong families are a community priority.  The new name change with logo is effective immediately.  “Child abuse is preventable by strengthening families and fostering ...

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