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Caren Ray Sworn In As 4th District Supervisor

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 Caren Ray, the incoming 4th district supervisor for San Luis Obispo County, was sworn in this morning at 9 AM in the San Luis Obispo County Board Chambers.   Ray who was appointed to the seat last week by Governor Jerry Brown, replaces former Supervisor Paul Teixeira who passed away last June. Read More »

City Council Denies Temporary Use Permit For South County People’s Kitchen

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Last night, the Grover Beach City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of upholding the planning commission's denial of a temporary use permit for the South County People's Kitchen which is on a dirt lot along the Grand Avenue corridor and 16th street in Grover Beach. However, the council did give the People's Kitchen a 45-day extension to allow ... Read More »

Police Chase In Santa Barbara Ends In Crash

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A Santa Barbara man is in custody after a high speed chase which ended in a crash and subsequent foot pursuit yesterday afternoon in downtown Santa Barbara.  28-year-old Evan Githens, who was driving a stolen white Chevrolet work truck from Ventura, was chased down and arrested by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies. He is charged with child endangerment, felony evasion, ... Read More »

More Details Released Regarding Officer Involved Shooting

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more details regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred October 6, in the 3200 block of Beach Club Drive near Carpinteria.  At around 7:45 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned neighbor who reported a possible trespasser at a residence where the homeowner was ... Read More »

Stolen Car Stopped By GPS

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On Monday September 30, at 0516 a.m., the California Highway Patrol contacted the Pismo Beach Police Department to advise that a truck had been stolen out of Santa Maria.  The vehicle had an On-Star GPS Tracking device, which had located the vehicle in the Shell Beach area. Pismo Beach Officers immediately responded to the area and located the vehicle on ... Read More »

Central Coast Projects Receive Grant Funding

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24)  recently announced three Central Coast projects received grant funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill. REAP helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and increase efficiency. The Atascadero 76 Gas Station received $49,680 to assist in financing the installation ... Read More »

Pre-Enrollment For Healthcare Coverage Starts Today

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Pre-enrollment for health care coverage begins today, October 1. The San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services is geared up and ready to take pre-applications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care coverage that will take effect January 1, 2014. Applications may be completed in person, online, by phone, and by mail. The County will maintain extended hours ... Read More »

Fire Quickly Contained Near TV Studio

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and Cal Fire personnel responded to a reported vegetation fire in the area of Calle Joaquin Road and southbound Highway 101 in the City of San Luis Obispo at 4:30 pm yesterday.  The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a rapidly spreading wildland fire involving a parcel of open space vegetation between ... Read More »

Fire Breaks Out Near Los Osos Residence

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At approximately 3:15 am on September 27, CAL FIRE/Station 15 – South Bay Firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the community of Los Osos. Upon arrival, CAL FIRE personnel encountered a fully involved two-car garage along with one passenger vehicle. The fire was quickly contained and confined to the garage area. Total loss to the structure and ... Read More »

Eleven Year Old Honored With Saving Elderly Woman’s Life

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Yesterday, Sheriff Ian Parkinson honored 11-year-old Samuel Waterman of Arroyo Grande with the 911 Hero Award. Last December, Sam was returning home from walking a dog, when he heard a cry for help from one of the homes. He went to investigate and discovered Susan, an elderly neighbor who had slipped and fallen in her home and had been lying ... Read More »

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