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Residential Fire Causes Heavy Damage


On Saturday June 20 at 2:46 PM, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters responded to a reported single-family residential structure fire at 1827 Park Street in Paso Robles. Firefighters arrived at the scene in 4 minutes to discover a second unit to the rear of the main home heavily involved in fire extending to a nearby RV/motor home.   All …

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DUI Investigation Into Collision That Landed One in Hospital


Friday at approximately 6:04 PM officers responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the 600 block of Higuera. The vehicle was turning W/B onto Higuera from N/B Broad and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is currently being treated for his injuries. A DUI investigation was conducted at the scene …

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Public Assistance Needed to Identify Driver Involved in Diesel Spill


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance to help identify the driver and the vehicle involved in a diesel spill that occurred in Buellton Friday. The Sheriff’s Office is releasing video surveillance in hopes that someone may recognize the vehicle and the driver. Through the course of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has learned that the …

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Food Bank Coalition Receiving Shipments of Food Assistance


As the hot, dry months approach and extreme drought continues to grip much of the state, the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County has received shipments of food assistance to distribute to households who have been affected by the drought. “Our community is feeling the impacts of the drought and this assistance will help families put food on …

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SLOPD Releases Smartphone App


San Luis Obispo Police Department is pleased to announce the release of a smartphone application. The free app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Android App Store, is now available for download onto smartphones and tablets. As handheld technology has become frequently utilized, SLOPD is pleased to offer another opportunity for connectivity with the community we serve. …

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Two Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Drugs


On June 18, 2015 at about 1:40 a.m., a police officer on patrol was alerted by his License Plate Reader System to a stolen vehicle parked in the 900 block of Mentone Ave. The officer made contact with the vehicle and its two occupants. With the assistance of other officers both occupants were detained for further investigation.  The investigation revealed …

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SLO County Takes Steps to Reduce Water Use


As the drought persists along the Central Coast and other areas of the state, the County of San Luis Obispo continues to take steps to reduce its own use of water on public property. Notably, San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation Department has met the 25 percent mandated reduction in water use, and in some cases, has far exceeded …

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Cuesta College Pool Currently Closed for Safety Repairs


Cuesta College’s small 60,000 gallon pool is currently closed due to emergency safety repairs to the pool lining. The small pool will be closed indefinitely and repairs are currently underway. The unplanned repair work to the warm therapy pool has caused the cancellation of 135 classes; 10 aqua fitness classes and 125 swim lesson classes. The cancellations affect a total …

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9/11 Memorial Project Set to Begin June 22


Site preparations are set to begin on Monday, June 22, 2015 for the City of San Luis Obispo World Trade Center (9/11) Memorial Project, located at Fire Station No. 1 (2160 Santa Barbara Street). This memorial honors the 403 Police and Fire emergency responders who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11. The Police and Fire emergency responders …

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Routine Traffic Stop Ends in Drug Bust


On Tuesday, June 16, just after midnight, a Sheriff’s deputy pulled a driver over for speeding in the area of northbound Highway 101 and Casitas Pass.  When the deputy made contact with the driver, 35-year-old George Jolly of Hollywood, he denied having any identification or paperwork for the vehicle.  The driver then rapidly drove away from the deputy almost striking …

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