Local News

Maintenance Project to Remove Diseased Eucalyptus Tree Along 101

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A maintenance project to remove a diseased eucalyptus tree in Arroyo Grande along northbound US Highway 101 just north of the Grand Ave/State Route 227 exit will take place on today. Motorists will encounter a closure of the northbound #2 (right) lane from 8:30 am to 1 pm with delays not to exceed 20 minutes. Electronic Message Boards will be ...

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Girl for Years

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On Tuesday an 18 year old female contacted the SLO Counnty Sheriff’s Office to report she had been molested since the age of twelve until May of this year. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Unit began an immediate investigation. As a result, Detectives arrested 51 year old Robert John Bergner of Nipomo for sexual activities. All of the charges ...

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Special Olympics Athletes Scheduled to Visit Atascadero Are Delayed

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The City of Atascadero has received word that the arrival time of Special Olympics athletes scheduled to visit Atascadero this afternoon has been delayed. It is anticipated that the athletes will arrive closer to 8:00  this evening.  The public is still welcome to come out to the Atascadero Lake Park to meet the athletes as they enjoy a down-home style ...

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Retaining Wall Construction on Highway 1 is Underway

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A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point ...

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SBCSAR Looking for New Members

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) is looking for new members to fill its next search and rescue training academy. In April, eight new team members were sworn in after completing the thorough application process and challenging academy.  Those interested in joining this elite organization of people giving back to the community are invited to attend a ...

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Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Accident

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The motorcyclist who was killed in a fatal accident in Highway 154 Sunday has been identified as 59 year old Stephen Forrest of Goleta. Forrest apparently crossed the double line and hit a jeep with two Swedish tourists head on. The tourists weren’t injured. Forrest was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. Police are still investigating. It ...

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Vandalism Incident Being Investigated

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The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vandalism incident that occurred on July 12 at the Templeton Market & Deli, 390 South Main Street in Templeton. Deputies responded to the location during the early morning hours after an alarm sounded due to breaking glass at the business. Deputies arrived within four minutes, but were unable to locate any suspects. They located ...

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Transient Arrested For Intent to Commit Sex Offense With a Minor

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On March 4, 2015, Robert George Roe, Jr,  a transient, was arrested for intent to commit a sex offense with a minor after the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a tip from a citizen who reported a disturbing photograph and message found on Craigslist. Recently, Crime Stoppers and members of the San Luis Obispo Police Department met with the ...

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Barbara Boxer Calling Together Lawmakers for Transportation Bill

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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following statement calling on lawmakers of both parties to come together behind a 6-year transportation bill after the collapse of a bridge on Interstate 10, the main roadway that links Southern California and Arizona. One driver was injured and hundreds of motorists were stranded when ...

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Second Day of Showers Expected to Set New Rainfall Records

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A second day of showers and thunderstorms in southern and central California is expected to again set new regional records for monthly rainfall. Sunday’s warm rain is a remnant of tropical storm Dolores off Baja California, which has carried warm, muggy conditions northward. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard says Saturday’s rainfall broke at least 11 regional records for daily ...

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