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SLOPD Releases Smartphone App

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San Luis Obispo Police Department is pleased to announce the release of a smartphone application. The free app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Android App Store, is now available for download onto smartphones and tablets. As handheld technology has become frequently utilized, SLOPD is pleased to offer another opportunity for connectivity with the community we serve. ...

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Two Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Drugs

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On June 18, 2015 at about 1:40 a.m., a police officer on patrol was alerted by his License Plate Reader System to a stolen vehicle parked in the 900 block of Mentone Ave. The officer made contact with the vehicle and its two occupants. With the assistance of other officers both occupants were detained for further investigation.  The investigation revealed ...

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SLO County Takes Steps to Reduce Water Use

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As the drought persists along the Central Coast and other areas of the state, the County of San Luis Obispo continues to take steps to reduce its own use of water on public property. Notably, San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation Department has met the 25 percent mandated reduction in water use, and in some cases, has far exceeded ...

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Cuesta College Pool Currently Closed for Safety Repairs

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Cuesta College’s small 60,000 gallon pool is currently closed due to emergency safety repairs to the pool lining. The small pool will be closed indefinitely and repairs are currently underway. The unplanned repair work to the warm therapy pool has caused the cancellation of 135 classes; 10 aqua fitness classes and 125 swim lesson classes. The cancellations affect a total ...

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9/11 Memorial Project Set to Begin June 22

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Site preparations are set to begin on Monday, June 22, 2015 for the City of San Luis Obispo World Trade Center (9/11) Memorial Project, located at Fire Station No. 1 (2160 Santa Barbara Street). This memorial honors the 403 Police and Fire emergency responders who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11. The Police and Fire emergency responders ...

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Routine Traffic Stop Ends in Drug Bust

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On Tuesday, June 16, just after midnight, a Sheriff’s deputy pulled a driver over for speeding in the area of northbound Highway 101 and Casitas Pass.  When the deputy made contact with the driver, 35-year-old George Jolly of Hollywood, he denied having any identification or paperwork for the vehicle.  The driver then rapidly drove away from the deputy almost striking ...

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SLO County Board of Supervisors Approves $562.1 Million Budget

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a $562.1 million budget today, designating $39 million to road construction, improvements and maintenance and giving $2.16 million to more than 60 community programs that serve homeless or at-risk populations, promote health, drive economic development, or foster the arts in San Luis Obispo County.

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Water and Sewer Rates to Increase Next Month

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Despite a lot of public outcry, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates, effective next month.  People’s monthly base fee will increase. Right now, it is $5.28, it will jump to $7.63. In 2016, that number will climb to $9.98. The city also plans to implement a drought surcharge of 37 cents to the ...

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Legislation to Extend Review on Diablo Canyon Power Plant Passed 10-0

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Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to extend the independent review on seismic studies and surveys of Diablo Canyon Power Plant passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications on a 10 to 0 vote. “An independent review is critical to assure Californians that oversight is in place with regard to the seismic safety of Diablo ...

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Inmate Dies in Santa Barbara County Jail

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At approximately 12:40 yesterday morning, Sheriff’s Custody Deputies at the Santa Barbara County Jail responded to a call of a “man down” in a general population housing unit of the facility.  When custody deputies and jail medical staff responded they discovered 52-year-old Ray John Herrera of Lompoc on the floor in the restroom area suffering a medical emergency.  They immediately ...

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