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Big Crowd Expected in Isla Vista Tonight

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A crowd estimated to be in the range of 30,000 people is expected this weekend for Halloween in Isla Vista.  In anticipation of the Isla Vista Halloween street party, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level by 25 personnel.  The increased staffing level will include the following additional resources: two chief officers, two group supervisors, two ... Read More »

DUI Enforcement Tonight

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department will be stepping up its DUI enforcement thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $218,000 grant will increase DUI operations and pay for a full-time DUI officer for the grant year. The grant will also fund DUI checkpoints and patrols, fund operations to target multiple DUI offenders, and offer ... Read More »

DUI Task Force Will Be Out on Halloween

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Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force is reminding all ... Read More »

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging NRC Decision

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Nine environmental groups including Mothers for Peace and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed separate lawsuits yesterday in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an “extended waste storage rule” and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed ... Read More »

San Luis Obispo County Has New Public Works Director

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The County of San Luis Obispo has hired City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Deputy Director Wade Horton as the new County Public Works Director.  As Public Works Director, Horton will be responsible for leading the County Public Works Department as a key member of the County’s executive leadership team. The announcement was made at the County Board of Supervisors ... Read More »

Large Amount of Heroin Seized Based on Anonymous Tip

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Yesterday, based on an anonymous tip, the Sheriff’s Office discovered approximately 230 grams of heroin located in a vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. A Sheriff’s Office K9 detected the heroin concealed within a compartment of a red 1996 Ford Bronco. The heroin has a street value of approximately $30,000. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit ... Read More »

Arrests Made in Murder of Javier Alcantar Limon

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For the past two months, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been investigating the murder of Javier Alcantar Limon, whose body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on August 19, 2014, near the entrance to the Guadalupe Dunes.  As a result of their investigation, three Santa Maria residents have been identified and arrested in connection with Limon’s murder.   Detectives ... Read More »

Mail Theft in Morro Bay

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Several Morro Bay residents have been victim to the theft of Mail which has resulted in several personal checks being forged and cashed at local businesses. The Morro Bay Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind our citizens to be cautious when sending personal checks or payments (credit card statements, bill payments, etc through the mail. It ... Read More »

Work Has Begun on LOVR Interchange

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Work has started on the Los Osos Valley Road, Highway 101 interchange project. The project includes widening a section of Los Osos Valley Road between Calle Joaquin and South Higuera Street to four lanes and building a second overpass. First many trees must be cleared. The project is supposed to take about 18 months. Read More »

Local Man Causes Accident That Claims Two Lives

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A local man is in big trouble with the law for causing an accident which took two lives over the weekend. Police say 22-year-old Tanner Mengore of Morro Bay was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche Saturday afternoon when he swerved into oncoming traffic, causing the vehicle to roll several times off the highway. A 22-month-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were ... Read More »

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