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Arroyo Grande Has Interim City Manager


Arroyo Grande has an interim city manager while the search continues for a permanent selection. His name is Robert McFall who is a member of Regional Government Services. He is expected to serve the city for about four months. The cost to hire McFall is approximately $60,000. McFall worked for the City of Glendale for 33 years, before retiring in …

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Cal Poly’s Frats and Sororities on Social Probation


Cal Poly University’s fraternities and sororities are on social probation. That means the groups can no longer host social functions, like parties.  The move comes after three reported sexual assaults at Greek houses since the beginning of the academic year. The Greek community at Cal Poly has been asked to come up with a plan to create a safer social …

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SLO Transit Will Be Expanding Hand Sanitizer Project to All Vehicles


In response to the latest developments with the Cold & Flu season, the SLO Transit system will be expanding its hand sanitizer pilot project to all vehicles.  In late September the Transit Division installed hand sanitizers on 1/3 of its vehicles, which operate on some of its most popular routes, as part of a provisional test.  During this time, Transit …

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Juvenile Suspect Confesses to Residential Burglary


In August of 2014, the Paso Robles Police Department investigated two residential burglaries that occurred approximately two weeks apart. The first residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Chickory Ln., where several pieces of jewelry and electronics were stolen. Two weeks later, Officers responded to another residential burglary in the 100 block of Santa Ynez where several electronic devices …

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PG&E Partners with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a partnership today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through February 26. Customers can enroll at www.pge.com/ebills. “PG&E customers can choose to say goodbye …

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Man Arrested Twice Dies at Hospital


Last Saturday, Morro Bay Police booked 63-year-old David Osborn, Sr. into County Jail on a charge of being drunk in public. Osborn was released on his own recognizance at 5:53 PM. Later that same day at 8:38 PM , Morro Bay Police again arrested Osborn for being drunk in public and violating his probation. Before he was booked, Morro Bay …

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Single Vehicle Traffic Collision in San Luis Obispo


On January 10, 2015 at approximately 11:45 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department emergency personnel, along with San Luis Ambulance medical personnel, responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on California Boulevard at San Luis Obispo Creek in San Luis Obispo. The preliminary investigation indicates 22-year-old Charles Evert was driving his blue 1993 Ford truck southbound on California …

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Cause of Fire on January 7th Was Electrical


The fire that caused $250,000 amount of damage on January 7th was caused by an electrical wire between a wall and furniture. The fire was contained to the residence of origin and all the neighboring residences exposed to the 30 foot flames were protected saving approximately $800,000 in damages. Morro Bay Firefighters with mutual aid from Los Osos and Cayucos …

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Man Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder


  Friday, a San Luis Obispo jury returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder in the case of People v Philip Hanes.  The jury also found an allegation that Mr. Hanes used a deadly weapon to be true.  Mr. Hanes stabbed his girlfriend Tina Beddow to death in Templeton in June of last year.  He had alleged that …

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IRS Scam Making Rounds in SLO County


Beware of the IRS scam that’s making the rounds again in San Luis Obispo County. This scam is targeting seniors. The Sheriff’s Office has received 8 to 10 reports from people who say they received a phone call from someone who identifies themselves as a representative of the IRS. The caller proceeds to tell them they owe money to the …

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