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Over 2000 Central Coast Students Accepted Safe Driving Challenge

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Over 2,000 Central Coast students have challenged themselves to drive safe and distraction-free this graduation season.  The incentive?  A chance to win a car and share in $10,000 in scholarship money. The “All-In Student Challenge” is sponsored by McCarthy’s in San Luis Obispo.  The car giveaway is an annual event on the Central Coast, but has been expanded this year.  ...

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SLOPD Remind Motorists to Click It or Ticket

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Once again, The San Luis Obispo Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18-31, including one of the busiest travel weekends of the year that kicks off the summer season. According to the National Highway Traffic ...

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Five People Escape House Fire in Paso Robles

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At approximately 00:25 AM, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services was dispatched to a structure fire at 288 San Fernando Rd. This was a single family residence. The first engines reached the scene within approximately four minutes. The initial fire crew reported smoke coming from inside the residence. They immediately determined five of the occupants had evacuated the house. Utilizing ...

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SLO Police Chief on Paid Administrative Leave

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The City of San Luis Obispo has received several inquiries regarding the status of San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell. The purpose of this release is to confirm that Chief Gesell is on paid administrative leave for an indeterminate period of time. Captain Chris Staley will be Acting Police Chief until further notice. The City of San Luis Obispo ...

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Fatal Residential Structure Fire in Atascadero

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There was a fatal residential structure fire in Atascadero on Rosita Avenue May 8. First arriving engines found the structure to have heavy fire and smoke conditions in the interior of the residence. Crews also found an elderly female outside of the residence unconscious and unresponsive. Fire crews focused their efforts on assisting the elderly patient and confine the fire ...

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SLO Police Will Step Up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Monday, May 11th with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past two years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along, with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers ...

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Two Women Indicted on First Degree Murder Charges

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced   that on May 1, 2015 the Grand Jury returned criminal indictments against Marjorie Good and Wanda Nelson for the murder of Heidi Good, on March 25, 2013 in Solvang, California. Two Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorneys presented to a Criminal Grand Jury the Sheriff investigation into the homicide.  Thirty-three witnesses ...

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New Water Restrictions for Paso Robles

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On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued California’s first ever mandatory water restrictions and ordered the State Water Resource Control Board to implement a mandatory 25 percent state-wide reduction in potable urban water use. On May 5 Paso Robles City Council reaffirmed a Level II water shortage condition and adopted Urgency Ordinance 1014 N.S. to add additional water restrictions ...

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Veteran of the Year to be Announced at Armed Forces Day Celebration

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Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian will be announcing the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 35th Assembly District during a special Armed Forces Day Celebration May 9. As part of his tribute to our veterans and active duty personnel, Assemblyman Achadjian joint-authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 30, recognizing Armed Forces Day in California. The Armed Forces Day Celebration will give an opportunity ...

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SLO Fire Officials Looking for Arsonist

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San Luis fire officials are looking for an arsonist who may have sparked six fires in the city Tuesday night. Investigators said either matches or a cigarette lighter was used. The fires were put out before they could gain any momentum.

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