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Red Flag Warning Means Critical Fire Weather

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A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur soon. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that a Red Flag Warning is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that can create extreme fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service usually 24 ...

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Union Leaders File Charges Against Grocery Corporations

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Union leaders filed charges against grocery corporations Haggens, Albertsons, and Vons for illegally laying off and reducing hours for workers, failing to fully inform workers about job protections, and failing to adhere to legally binding protections negotiated by their union. Haggen announced earlier this month it plans to close 22 stores and layoff or fire as many as 1,100 employees. ...

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Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps Will Visit Refugio State Beach Today

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Today at 11:00 a.m. PT, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA-24) will visit Refugio State Beach to discuss the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill and the need to protect the California coast. The lawmakers will also talk to first responders and observe the progress made to restore the area. Senator Boxer and Congresswoman Capps ...

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Traffic Accident Lands Two in Hospital

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On Saturday, August 22, at approximately 6:10am, Paso Robles Police Department Officers and Fire personnel responded to the intersection of Highway 46 and Golden Hill Road for a report of a rear-end traffic collision involving a pickup truck and semi-truck and trailer. Officers determined two Fresno-area men suffered major injuries after their pickup rear-ended a semi-truck and trailer stopped for ...

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Cuesta Fire is 70% Contained

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The Cuesta fire continues to burn south of Santa Margarita. So far, 35-hundred acres have burned. It is 70 percent contained. Sixteen-hundred personnel are battling the blaze with 103engines, 26 water tenders, 6 helicopters, and 20 bulldozers. A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the Santa Lucia Wilderness Area in the Los Padres National Forest as a result of ...

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Fire Investigators Need Help Identifying Vehicle Responsible for Starting Cuesta Fire

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Fire investigators would like your help in identifying the vehicle responsible for starting the Cuesta Fire. The Cuesta Fire was reported on August 16, 2015 at approximately 6:12 P.M. Investigators believe a northbound vehicle traveling uphill over the Cuesta Grade was experiencing some type of mechanical issue that ignited dry vegetation adjacent to the road. The same vehicle may also ...

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Fatal Traffic Collision Last Week

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On 08-20-2015, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Paradise Road close to Red Rock.  The collision involved a 2002 Ford Mustang.  California Highway Patrol was called to an accident at approximately 3:40 p.m. where a vehicle was located approximately 300 feet down a cliff.  A male driver, Reed D. Gorder, was killed and a passenger injured when a car went ...

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Personal Watercraft Overturns Sending One Woman to the Hospital

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On Saturday while patrolling on the water at Lopez Lake, Deputy Matthew Shields and a County Park Ranger were waved over by two people who were in distress. The personal watercraft they had been riding had overturned and they indicated that a third person, a 50 year old female, was trapped underneath the water and was not able to free ...

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Cuesta Fire Has Now Burned 3,500 Acres

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The Cuesta fire continues to burn south of Santa Margarita. So far, 3,500 acres have burned. It is 35 percent contained. 1,600 personnel are battling the blaze with 122 engines, 16 water tenders, 7 helicopters, and 14 bulldozers. A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the Santa Lucia Wilderness Area in the Los Padres National Forest as a result ...

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Fatal Traffic Collision Yesterday

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Yesterday, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Paradise Road close to Red Rock.  The collision involved a 2002 Ford Mustang.  California Highway Patrol was called to an accident at approximately 3:40 p.m. where a vehicle was located approximately 300 feet down a cliff.  A male driver was killed and a passenger injured when a car went over the side of ...

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