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Telephone Scams Have Been on The Rise in Santa Barbara


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be wary of a number of telephone scams and door-to-door fraud schemes that have been reported in the area. Many of the attempted crimes start out with a person calling on the telephone and claiming to be government employees or law enforcement officers. Other schemes involve a person coming to …

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Safety Tips for Halloween


The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services and Paso Robles Police Department would like for everyone to have an enjoyable and safe Halloween.  There are lots of Halloween activities this weekend on the Central Coast.  Keep your kids safe with these tips: Advise children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering …

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Two Arrested in Connection to Commercial Burglary


Two people have been arrested in connection to a commercial burglary where they distracted a hotel clerk in Morro Bay. Jennifer Goins, 28, of Cambria, and Nikolas Lovato, 27, of Arroyo Grande, were arrested for burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary after stealing money from the cash drawer of the Best Western San Marco Inn. During the late evening of …

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Six Arrested After Probation and Parole Compliance Operation


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Gang Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, Santa Barbara Regional Criminal Apprehension Team (SBRCAT) and the Santa Barbara Police Department, conducted a probation and parole compliance operation today, October 27, in the Cities of Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and in the unincorporated area of South County. Teams conducted probation searches, …

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Clocks Will be Turned Back Sunday


It’s time to turn the clock back and gain an hour of sleep this weekend when Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday.  This is also a great time to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for emergencies. When you turn the clock back, take a few minutes to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors …

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Caltrans Announced Launch of California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


Caltrans announced today the launch of the planning process for the first California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (CSBPP). The visionary and comprehensive CSBPP will focus on improving safety and access for everyone across all modes, particularly bicycle and pedestrian.  In keeping with Caltrans’ new mission to “provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy …

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Sheriff Parkinson to Hold Town Hall Meeting Today


Sheriff Parkinson will be holding another in his series of Town Hall Meetings today. It will be held from 6 – 8 pm in the Oceano Railroad Depot, 1650 Front Street, Oceano. District Attorney Dan Dow, Supervisor Lynn Compton and a CHP representative are scheduled to attend. This is a chance for the public to ask questions about public safety …

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Downtown Streets Will be Closed on Halloween Between 3-8pm


The Paso Robles Police Department would like to remind the community that on October 31, 2015, between 3pm and 8pm, downtown City streets will be closed for the annual Safe & Fun Halloween event. Motorists should be aware that 12th and 13th Streets (between Spring and Pine Streets) and Park and Pine Streets (between 12th and 14th Streets) will be …

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Full Closure of Northbound Highway 101 Scheduled for Today Through Thursday


Caltrans will implement a full closure of northbound US Highway 101 in San Ardo today through Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 am until 6 pm for bridge work and replacing concrete pavement. Motorists will detour by using the northbound US Highway 101 off-ramp in San Ardo before returning to the highway  via the northbound US Highway 101 on-ramp in San Ardo. Motorists …

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Coastal Residents Warned of Possible Flooding


The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services is asking residents and businesses in low lying coastal areas to prepare for the possibility of flooding over the next several days. This potential for coastal flooding is a result of unusually high tides coupled with a strong northern Pacific storm that will likely bring high surf to the Central Coast. …

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