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Development Plans for Parcel Near LOVR

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Plans may be underway to develop a 110-acre parcel next to Costco on Los Osos Valley Road according to the SLO Chamber insider.  Developers of the site, which was included in the recently approved Land Use and Circulation Element update, envision 60-100 detached single family homes, 200-250 apartments and 25,000-45,000 square-feet of primarily neighborhood-serving commercial development. In addition, the project ...

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Charges Filed Against Two Men in Connection With Shooting in Isla Vista

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that charges have been filed against Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez and James Joshua Taylor in connection with a shooting inside an apartment in Isla Vista on May 11, 2015.  The charges are as follows:  two counts of attempted murder, one count of attempted robbery, one count of first degree burglary, and ...

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New Information Released In Isla Vista Shooting

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information in the investigation of a shooting that occurred last night at approximately 7:13 p.m., May 11, in front of a residence in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde.  Investigators have determined 19-year-old Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez of Goleta and 22-year-old James Joshua Taylor of Lompoc went to the residence of two, ...

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USPS Internet Scam

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Another internet scam is being reported, this one from the US Postal Service. Officials there say customers have been receiving bogus emails, claiming to be from the post office, about a package delivery or online postage charges. The emails contain a link or attachment that can install a virus on your computer if opened. Don’t open it.

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Stage 4 Of Bicycle Race Arrives On The Central Coast

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Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California arrives on the Central Coast today. Cyclists taking part in the professional race will take off from the Pier in Pismo Beach this morning. This leg of the tour will take the riders south to the Santa Maria Valley, through northern Santa Barbara wine country, back into San Luis Obispo County through ...

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Board Of Supervisors Vote Against Rock Quarry

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There will be no new rock quarry in Santa Margarita. Supervisors voted down the Las Politas project yesterday. The supervisors followed the lead of the planning commission which said the controversial project would create too much traffic, noise, and safety concerns, among other issues.

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Three People Hospitalized After Shooting Near UCSB

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Three people are in the hospital after a shooting near the UC Santa Barbara campus.  A police spokeswoman says some sort of domestic dispute is believed to be the cause of the shooting on Sabado Tarde Road in Isla Vista last night.  Two of the men suffered gunshot wounds. Officials say second person involved is still on the run.  The ...

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No More Foul Odors At Local Brewery

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It smells like beer once again at Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles as the brewery’s two new wastewater ponds achieved their targeted aerobic status, snuffing out the previous foul odors. “We finally turned the corner from the disaster that crushed us these past weeks,” said brewery co-owner Adam Firestone. Firestone noted that the first pond went aerobic on ...

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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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