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Los Osos Woman Killed In Car Accident

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A 44-year-old Los Osos woman was killed Sunday when she ran her 1985 Chevy pickup truck off the road near Sycamore Springs Resort on Avila Beach Drive at 12:25 a.m.  According to a California Highway Patrol news release, the as yet unidentified woman struck a small tree, traveled down an embankment, knocked over a telephone pole and then struck a ... Read More »

County Clerk-Recorder Won’t Seek A 6th Term In Primary Election

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County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald has announced that she will not seek a 6th term in the upcoming primary election.  Ms. Rodewald has worked for San Luis Obispo County for 33 years and has served as County Clerk-Recorder since 1994.  Rodewald stated,  “ It has been a profound honor to serve the County’s residents for nearly 20 years.   The opportunity to ... Read More »

Man Who Vandalized “Faces Of Freedom” Veterans Memorial Turns Himself In

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The following is a news release from Ann Hatch, spokesperson for the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial in Atascadero: As many of you may have already heard by now, the man who vandalized the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial on New Year’s Day is in custody. Late Thursday, January 2nd, Sean David Cronin, 49, of Atascadero walked into the Atascadero ... Read More »

Increase In Prowling Activity Seen In SLO Neighborhood

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Over the last several weeks the Police Department has experienced an increase in prowling related activity in the area of Sandercock and Broad. On one occasion a prowler physically entered into a residence where a female victim was sleeping. The victim awoke, confronted the prowler and the prowler fled. The prowler was described as a Hispanic Male, 45-55 years of ... Read More »

County Jail Intercepts Greeting Card With Methamphetamines

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On 12-11-13, a Correctional Deputy at the County Jail intercepted a greeting card addressed to inmate Samantha Jo Long that was found to contain a white powdery substance wrapped in plastic and hidden between two sections of the card. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine. No arrests were made at that time and Long was released from jail while ... Read More »

Santa Barbary County Sheriff’s Deputies Respond To Report Of Animal Cruelty

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On Thursday, January 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Hummel Drive in Orcutt to a report of an animal cruelty case. A male resident called 9-1-1 to report that his girlfriend, 43 year old Nellie Marie Palacios of Santa Maria, had gone into a home which she ... Read More »

Nvidia Chipmaker Responsible For Intricate Crop Circles In Small Town Of Chualar

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An intricate crop circle that appeared in the small town of Chualar wasn’t created by aliens after all. NBC-Bay Area reports Silicon Valley chip-maker Nvidia is behind the circle — first spotted one week ago by a photographer flying over the area. It turns out the company plowed through the grass to gain publicity for its new mobile chip, which ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Brandishing Knife In Public

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On December 30, 2013 at approximately 7:20 PM John Ensor was in an altercation with several males near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro. Ensor pulled a knife out and held it over his head in a threatening manner. An off duty officer was walking with his family and saw this incident unfold. The off duty officer saw a threat ... Read More »

Fire Engines Respond To Vegetation Fire In Atascadero

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There was a vegetation fire on Graves Creek Road in Atascadero yesterday afternoon about 1:44.  First arriving engines found approximately a ½ acre of grass on fire with no threat to structures. It took 10 minutes to contain the fire and 45 minutes for mop up and investigation. There were no injuries. The fire originated in an open field utilized ... Read More »

Fire Started By Illegal Barbecue Threatened Storage Buildings

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And a fire started by an illegal barbecue Monday night threatened to set ablaze storage buildings on the 2200 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. Fire officials arrived on scene just after 7. Firefighters arrived to find a blaze at the base of very large tree adjacent to multiple single-story storage buildings. Ground crews doused overhanging branches with water and ... Read More »

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