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Los Padres National Forest Braces for Winter

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Los Padres National Forest is bracing for wintry weather.  Forest spokesman Andrew Madsen says heavy rains and swollen creeks can cause serious damage to the roads.  In the meantime, the following roads and trails will be closed: La Brea, Sierra Madre Road, Bates Canyon, Rockfront Area and Figueroa Mountain.  Once the high winds and thunderstorms pass, crews will begin to ... Read More »

Salvation Army Looking for Volunteers

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The Salvation Army is looking for volunteer bell-ringers for various sites around San Luis Obispo County during the holiday season, now through Dec. 24. Volunteers are not required to solicit donations – just ring the bell and greet passersby with a smile.  Shifts are usually two hours. The annual Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s most important fundraising event of ... Read More »

Superintendent of SLO County Schools Julian Crocker’s education report:

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There seems to be an increasing support for “Universal Preschool” for all 3 and 4 years children as a major strategy for improving the “school readiness” for all children.  We’ve talked before about making   this early effort at closing the achievement gap between children in poverty, English Language learners and Foster Children and other children through high quality preschool programs.  ... Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested in Burglary Investigation

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The Morro Bay Police Department has arrested a second suspect in the burglary of a local eatery. The Dutchman Seafood Restaurant on the 700 block of the Embarcadero was burglarized last May in the early morning hours at which time a safe containing several thousand dollars was reported to have been taken. Both suspects had previously been contacted as investigators ... Read More »

Annual Fire Department Toy Drive December 6th in Atascadero

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The public is invited to join the volunteer paid-call-firefighters of the San Luis Obispo County Morro-Toro Fire Station at their annual open house/toy drive Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Morro-Toro Fire Station is located at 15325 Highway 41, Atascadero.  The open house is in support of CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Firefighter’s Benevolent Association Operation ... Read More »

Driver Warning for Busy Travel Weekend

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The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wants to encourage travelers to always buckle up, avoid driving distracted, ... Read More »

CALFIRE Reminds Public of Fire Danger

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With Thanksgiving just days away, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire is reminding residents about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking. ... Read More »

Public Outreach Campaign for Water Quality

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  Various Central Coast communities (associated with the Central Coast Partners For Clean Water) have embarked on a public education/outreach campaign that targets priority water quality issues. On November 24th the participating communities kicked-off  the “SLO Scoops Poop” campaign. “SLO Scoops Poop” is a county-wide campaign to protect public health, our local waterways, and our beautiful Central Coast landscape. Our ... Read More »

Arrest Made for Alleged Rape and Terrorist Threats

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  On Tuesday November 18, the victim of a brutal rape responded to the Pismo Beach Police Department to report the crime, which had occurred at The Tides Motel (2121 Price St., Pismo Beach) earlier that morning.  The victim did not know the suspect but provided a detailed description of the suspect and his clothing.  Based on leads developed during ... Read More »

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