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Holiday DUI Crackdown Resulted in Less Arrests

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The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in less DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI enforcement deployments overnight in San Luis Obispo County throughout the past week. From 12:01 AM Friday December 26, 2014 through Midnight Sunday December 28, 2014 officers representing 9 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 11 individuals for driving ...

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Man Killed on Oceano Dunes

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A man was killed on the Oceano Dunes last night. According to officials he was getting something out of his vehicle when another vehicle hit him from behind, pinning him between the two vehicles. He died at the scene. The driver of the car that him said he didn’t see the man or his truck. Officials say no alcohol was ...

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Morro Bay Man Bitten by Great White Shark

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A Morro Bay man is in a hospital after he was bitten by a great white shark yesterday morning about 11:30 off the coast of Montana De Oro. He was surfing with some friends off of Sand Spit Beach. He was attacked by the shark which was 8-10 feet long. He was able to get to shore where he was ...

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Paso Robles Live Fire Training Excercises

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Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters will be conducting live fire training exercises at 2921 Park Street today. The training fire will begin at approximately 9:00 am and end around 4:00 pm. This training will not present any hazard to adjacent residences; however, smoke will be visible in the area from the fire. The purpose of the this event ...

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One of the Busiest Travel Times is Over

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Over one of the busiest travel period of the year, Californians rode trains in unprecedented numbers this Thanksgiving, despite gas prices dipping to their lowest level in six years. November ridership and revenue reports for Amtrak California are in and boast impressive gains. The Pacific Surfliner, the 2nd busiest intercity rail corridor in the nation, set records for the highest ...

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SLO Sheriff’s SAFE Detectives Arrest Man With Child Pornography

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) detectives, with assistance from the Arroyo Grande Police Department High Tech Crimes Unit, arrested a man for possession of child pornography on Dec 23rd.  Joseph Rizzardi, 48, was taken into custody in Avila Beach without incident, after detectives discovered videos of child pornography on a computer that was traced ...

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For Many Retailers, Christmas Season Extends Past December 25th

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For many local retailers, the 2014 Christmas season extends well after December 25th. Stores are busier than ever with customer exchanges and returns. Price changes for end of the year sales also keep clerks hopping. Discounts offer bargains for shoppers, however, if the price charged at the register is more than the lowest posted or advertised price, then any expected ...

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Man Killed in Car Crash is Identified

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The CHP has identified the man killed in a crash on Los Osos Valley Road Sunday night. Sixty-five-year-old Mauricio Cardenas of San Luis Obispo was killed after being struck by a car near South Bay Boulevard,  about six p.m. Officials say there was no crosswalk in the area, and the driver told officers it was dark and he didn’t see ...

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Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement in Atascadero

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  Atascadero Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Saturday, December 27th, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past five years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred, along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be ...

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Valley Fever Cases Rising

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Cases of Valley Fever are reported from most of the counties in California, with over 75% of reported cases in people who live in the San Joaquin Valley. “The number of reported Valley Fever cases in California is rising, with more than 4,000 cases reported in 2012,” says Kat DeBurgh, executive director of the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC). ...

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