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Police Prepare for Labor Day

DUI-Checkpoint

  From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Sunday August 17, 2014 officers representing 11 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 21 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  There were 23 DUI arrests during the same three day period in 2013. There were no DUI related traffic fatalities or injury collisions during this reporting ... Read More »

Carlos Castaneda Named to USDA Committee

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  Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced that Carlos Castaneda from Castaneda and Sons in Arroyo Grande has been named to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The 25-member Committee meets up to two times per year to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry. Castaneda is also the ... Read More »

Homicide Near Guadalupe Beach

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  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred just outside the entrance to Guadalupe Beach in the 6900 block of Main Street.  At approximately 6:50 a.m. yesterday morning, a group of field workers in the area discovered the body of a heavy-set Hispanic person, on the side of the road, face down in the dirt.  ... Read More »

Active Shooter Training

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  Today from 12:30 to 3:30 the San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department will be conducting a joint active shooter training with San Luis Obispo High School teachers and staff.  The training will involve an active shooter scenario for school staff and is intended to help better prepare all the involved parties for these types of incidents. During the ... Read More »

Women’s Shelter Program Receives Grant

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  On June 24th the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County was awarded a $215,000 two-year grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to promote domestic violence and healthcare safety net partnerships that address and prevent domestic violence through integrated models of service and system-level improvements. This grant was one of only two awarded in the entire ... Read More »

Woman Kicked by Giraffe Plans on Fighting Ticket

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  The 24-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who was kicked in the face by a giraffe at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison over the weekend says she plans to fight the 686-dollar ticket.  Amanda Hall says that she wasn't trying to hurt Wally the giraffe and describes herself as an "animal lover."  The former Cal Poly student was ticketed for harassment of ... Read More »

Asian Citrus Psyllid Triggers Infest Investigation

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  The detection of an adult Asian Citrus Psyllid in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in Cayucos has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area to determine if an infestation exists. Since March, 2014, Pest Detecion Specialists from the County Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have trapped Asian ... Read More »

Drug Trafficking Operation in Paso Robles

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  Atascadero’s Street Crimes Detective Team, with the collaborative efforts of the Paso Robles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team has been investigating a drug trafficking operation that was occurring in Paso Robles. This investigation has been completed over the past two months and culminated Saturday night with APD detectives arresting three Paso Robles residents. Paso Robles Police Department arrested two ... Read More »

Fall Semester Starts at Cuesta College

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  The fall 2014 semester at Cuesta College is underway. Classes began today; currently, nearly 8,900 students have registered for courses offered on the San Luis Obispo Campus, North County Campus in Paso Robles, South County Center in Arroyo Grande and online. The fall semester runs until December 19; courses are still available in many areas. New for the fall ... Read More »

Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend

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  Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. Starting August 15 and continuing through September 1, local police, sheriff and the CHP will be aggressively targeting ... Read More »

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