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One Cyclist Dead After Being Hit By Drunk Driver

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One cyclist is dead and another seriously injured after being hit by a car southbound on Highway One just sought of the Main Street overpass in Morro Bay Monday morning. When police arrived about 11:30, they found the cyclist on the right hand shoulder, and the other over the guard rail. One of the cyclists was pronounced dead at the ... Read More »

New SLO Fire Chief Named

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SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig is pleased to announce the appointment of Garret Olson as the Fire Chief following Chief Hines’ retirement on September 10, 2013. Olson has been the Deputy Fire Chief since August 2012 and comes to the City with 23 years of experience in the Fire service. Before coming to the City of San Luis Obispo, Olson ... Read More »

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Providing Orientation Program Tonight

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The Paso Robles Police Department Community Volunteer Patrol Program (CVPP) is offering an opportunity for the public to learn more about the program and what these volunteers do to assist the Police Department.   Today the CVPP will host an orientation program beginning at 6:00 tonight in the Emergency Operations Center at the Public Safety Center at 900 Park Street. ... Read More »

Local Gang Members Arrested For Carjacking And Robbery

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The Paso Robles Police Department successfully concluded a week long investigation into a series of related crimes which investigators ultimately determined were committed by three local gang members. Detectives with the Special Enforcement Team, with assistance from the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, were able to identify and arrest 20 year old Arturo Montoya of Paso Robles, 19 year ... Read More »

Marijuana Plants Eradicated From Private Land

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Marijuana Eradication Operation yesterday on private property. Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, along with California National Guard representatives and with the assistance of Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter 2 destroyed about 4,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated potential street value of $12 million dollars.  The plants were located on private land adjacent ... Read More »

Woman Believed To Be Central Coast Bandit Pleads Not Guilty

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The woman believed to be the Central Coast Bandit is due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing. Fifty-year-old Cristina Padilla of Watsonville pleaded not guilty yesterday to committing half-a-dozen bank robberies in Central California since December. She was arrested last Friday after an attempted robbery and high-speed chase in San Luis Obispo County. Her bail has been ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Having Drugs For Sale Near School

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On Tuesday, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit conducted a probation search at the home of 26 year old Anthony Wong in the 1500 block of West Newport Street in San Luis Obispo. Wong was already on felony probation for transportation of narcotics for sale. Detectives searched a room that was Wong was renting at the ... Read More »

Rocket Launched Off California Coast

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One of the country’s tallest launch vehicles took off with a roar that could be heard for miles along the California Coast.  The Delta Four Heavy Rocket carried a top-secret defense satellite into space yesterday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara.  The launch was a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company, and it was ... Read More »

Woman’s Body Found Near Tajiguas Beach

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a young woman who was discovered Tuesday, in the ocean near Tajiguas Beach about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara along the coast. She is 20-year-old Kayla Hallee of Mission Viejo.   A citizen spotted the victim in the water around 2:15 p.m. and called the U.S. Coast Guard for help. ... Read More »

County Board Of Supervisors Pass Water Urgency Ordinance

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has passed an urgency ordinance to deal with the depleting groundwater supply in the Paso Robles area. The ordinance stops any further planting or building without water offsets. The supervisors, who voted 4-0, plan to return to the issue within 45 days and begin looking for a long-term plan to manage the ... Read More »

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