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Possible Drug Deal Results in Arrest


Yesterday at 10:46 AM, the Grover Beach Police Department was notified of a possible drug transaction in the 100 block of Carmelde Lane in Grover Beach. An associated vehicle was identified and subsequently followed by responding GBPD officers as it was leaving the area. The vehicle, a tan Chevy Blazer, was eventually stopped by a GBPD officer in the 200 …

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No Contest Plea in Second Degree Murder Case


Yesterday Herbert David Brown III pled no contest to Second Degree Murder in the death of his 22 month old daughter Lily Sommer-Brown. On February 18, 2013 Herbert Brown called 911 to report that Lily had stopped breathing. She was taken to Twin Cities Hospital and then to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford where she died of injuries she had …

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Car Accident Lands One in Serious Condition


At approximately 11:30 a.m yesterday, September 24, a 62-year-old Solvang woman was crossing the street northbound on Mission Drive/Highway 246 in the City of Solvang when she was hit by a tan, four-door Denali Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).  The driver of the SUV, a 47-year-old Santa Ynez woman, was headed southbound on Alamo Pintado Road and hit the victim in …

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Haggen Closing All California Stores


Haggen says it’s closing all of its stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. This after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The company said in a press release Thursday that all employees would receive a 60-day notice of pending store and office closures and that employees will continue to receive their pay and benefits during that time. This year …

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Bench Dedicated to Former Cal Poly Student


A bench is now sitting at San Francisco’s Pier 14 in memory of Kate Steinle, a former Cal Poly student who was killed by a stray bullet while on a stroll with her father in July.  Kate’s brother Brad Steinle would like to see more done to honor his sister’s death. Kate’s brother says he and his parents will not be …

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Construction Work Today on Osos Street


Construction work involving a microsurfacing operation is scheduled to occur on Thursday, September 24th from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Osos Street from Marsh Street to Leff Street in conjunction with the 2015 Microsurfacing Project. This phase of the work will involve applying a seal coat to the existing asphalt roadway. The seal coat work will move relatively quickly …

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Charles Paddock Zoo Will Celebrate Smithsonian Day This Saturday


The Charles Paddock Zoo will open its doors to celebrate Smithsonian Day on Saturday, September 26th, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazines eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free …

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Heavy Marine Layer Giving Firefighters A Helping Hand


A heavy marine layer is giving firefighters a helping hand as they work on containing a wildfire burning in Monterey County.  Fire officials say the Tassajara Fire is now 89 percent contained after scorching nearly eleven-hundred acres near the community of Jamesburg.  Meanwhile, investigators have determined the fire was sparked by a man who had committed suicide.  The man’s body …

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SLO Sheriff’s Association Endorses Katcho Achadjian’s Campaign For Congress


The San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association joins the growing list of groups endorsing Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian’s campaign for Congress. Achadjian was sworn in for his third term on December 1, 2014 to represent the 35th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, …

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SLO County Reduces Water Usage At Public Facilities During Drought


As the drought lasts and local reservoir levels continue to drop, the County of San Luis Obispo has reduced water use at public facilities and grounds by 35 percent since 2013, surpassing the 25 percent state mandate. Of the Utility Manager data collected by the County General Services Department, total water usage in July 2015 compared to July 2013 has …

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