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Mother and Son Both Die in Two Separate Accidents

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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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Two Juveniles Injured in Car Crash

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Two juveniles were injured in a car crash in front of the La Mexicana Restaurant on El Camino Real yesterday afternoon. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. near Pueblo Avenue. Atascadero police say a driver headed southbound on El Camino Real veered across the road and hit a parked car and two juveniles who were walking down the street. The ...

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One Arrested in Drug-Related Search Warrant

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Atascadero police say one person was arrested following the execution of a drug-related search warrant this week in the 6700 block of Morro Road. Police say four people were initially detained, but 42-year-old Daniel Grant Quick of Atascadero, was the one taken into custody and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. He faces charges of being a felon in ...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is child abuse prevention month and Cuesta College is hosting an academy to educate people on preventing child abuse. The annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy aims to provide proven practices that enhance the health and well-being of children. It’s put on by local non-profits including the Center for Family Strengthening, Community Counseling Center, RISE, the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ...

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