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Two Teens Rescued After Getting Stuck in Storm Drain


Two teenagers were rescued yesterday after getting stuck in a storm drain in Orcutt on the corner of Orcutt Road and Patterson Road. The two 14-year-old females entered a storm drain. When it started raining the drain started to fill up. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says rescue crews were able to pull the teenagers to safety. The teenagers did not …

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Man Pleads No Contest to Arson Charges


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Antonio McBride Villasana pled no contest to arson of an inhabited dwelling, manufacturing of a controlled substance , both felonies, and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The charges stemmed from an explosion and fire in an Ellwood Beach Drive apartment on July 21, 2014, in which the defendant …

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Increased Number of Norovirus Outbreaks This Month


The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department has received an increase in the number of reported outbreaks of norovirus this month, which is expected this time of year. Norovirus outbreaks occur throughout the year with the majority of outbreaks occurring during the winter months. Affected facilities in the recent outbreaks include restaurants, schools and recreational venues. Norovirus is …

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Open Burn Season Starts December 14


December 14, 2015 marks the start of the 2015-2016 open burn season in San Luis Obispo County. The burn season, which typically runs through the end of April, affects the burning of residential yard trimmings in backyards and agricultural wastes.  Open burn season normally closes at the end of April when local fire agencies typically predict an increasing risk of …

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Vine Street Will be Closed December 12


The Paso Robles Police Department would like to remind the community that on December 12, 2015, between 5pm and 10pm, Vine Street (between 8th Street and 21st Street) will be closed for the annual Vine Street and Victorian Christmas Showcase Event. Additionally, motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing roadways as they arrive and leave the …

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SLO City Council Unanimously Appoints New Vice Mayor


At a regularly scheduled City Council meeting on December 1st, the San Luis Obispo City Council in a unanimous vote appointed council member Dan Carpenter to the position of Vice Mayor for the year 2016.  The position is rotated so that each council member may serve during their term in office. As Vice Mayor, Carpenter is expected to augment the …

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Fatal Accident on Highway 246


The Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team is investigating a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred December 7, 2015, just before 7:00 p.m. in Buellton.  A 41-year-old Buellton man was attempting to cross Highway 246 at La Lata Drive when he was struck by a 2005 brown GMC Sierra pick-up truck traveling westbound on Highway 246.  The accident is under …

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Morro Bay to Launch Initiative to Clean Up Areas Occupied by Transients


On December 10, Dynegy and the City of Morro Bay will launch an initiative to clean up Dynegy owned and surrounding public lands that have been illegally occupied by transients. The cleanup, which is needed for safety and environmental purposes, will cover a large amount of land including the area around Morro Creek that could be subject to localized flooding …

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Environmental Groups Filed Lawsuits Against Federal Regulators


Environmental groups have filed lawsuits against federal regulators for allegedly refusing to release information regarding oil pipelines in the Tri-Counties. The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara Channelkeepers sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on May 22. PHMSA has yet to fulfill the FOIA requests, according to the complaint. PHMSA officials …

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Thief Steals Christmas Tree From Grover Beach Business


On Friday, December 4th, the Grover Beach Police Department took a theft report from a local business. According to an employee of the Automotive Service Center which is located at 583 W. Grand Ave. in Grover Beach, an unknown male suspect stole a decorative Christmas tree from in front of the store. The theft occurred overnight and was captured on …

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