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Woman Critically Injured in Rock Climbing Accident


A woman was critically injured over the weekend due to a rock climbing accident on Bishop Peak. She was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon, after she fell 35 feet to the ground. According to officials, she was climbing in an area known as the Cracked Wall when the accident occurred. A total of 19 people helped rescue the climber in …

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No Arrests in DUI Checkpoint on New Years Day


The San Luis Obispo Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, January 1, 2016 as part of the San Luis Obispo Police Departments commitment to public safety. The location of Fridays checkpoint was in the 900 Block of Marsh Street, in the City of San Luis Obispo, CA. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was removing impaired drivers …

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest on Possession of Child Pornography Charges


On December 30, at approximately 8:15 AM San Luis Obispo Police Detectives served a search warrant in the 2500 block of Johnson in the City of San Luis Obispo.  Detectives recently received information that a subject at this residence was in possession of child pornography.  The warrant authorized the search for any evidence related to child pornography.  During the search …

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Classic Chevy Truck Stolen


On December 29, at approximately 2:15pm a 1957 Chevy step side truck with a California license plate of 8Z15431 was reported stolen from the Vons Grocery Store parking lot located at 1758 W. Grand Ave in Grover Beach. The truck is described as having special features such as a chrome front grill, chrome rims, tinted windows, and a black tonneau …

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PG&E is Aware of a Telephone Scam


PG&E has been made aware of a telephone scam – mainly involving local restaurants, hotels and other businesses – demanding immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. This scam is not new but we are seeing increased activity in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties. PG&E reminds customers that our representatives never ask for immediate payment with a …

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Morro Bay BMX Park is a Huge Hit


The Morro Bay BMX Bike Park is officially open and has been packed since Saturday, December 26. A grand opening celebration will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. The project, which took about two months to construct, is the work of the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) volunteers.  The City Council worked to review the project over an 18-month period, …

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Burglary in Progress Stopped Last Night in Grover Beach


Last night, at approximately 10:39 p.m., Grover Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a business located in the 200 block of Rockaway Ave for reported suspicious activity. During a security check of the business officers determined that a commercial burglary was in progress. With the assistance of the Arroyo Grande Police Department, Pismo Beach Police Department K9, and California State …

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Generator That Powers Christmas Tree Caught on Fire


The generator that powers the lights on the Christmas tree on top of Cerro San Luis caught on fire about nine last night caused the tree to go dark. The generator was completely destroyed.  Because of the condition of the generator, it will be difficult to determine how the fire was caused. The investigation continues.

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El Niño is Finally Here


After months of waiting, El Niño is finally here. But while we wait for the storms to form, it’s important to focus our attention on the collateral damage a disaster can cause for local businesses. While the importance of individual and family preparedness should not be overlooked, disaster planning for businesses is also critical. About 25 to 80 percent of …

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DUI Checkpoint on January 1, 2016


San Luis Obispo Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on January 1, 2016, in the city of San Luis Obispo. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be …

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