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CHP Urges Motorists to Drive Responsibly


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to start the New Year on the right path by celebrating responsibly. If the night’s events include alcohol, make the smart choice and designate a driver before the celebrating begins. The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway with motorists as part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), …

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Man Recovering From Shark Attack


A local surfer Kevin Swanson of Morro Bay is home recovering after being attacked by a shark Sunday morning. Swanson was surfing with friends near Sand Spit beach in Montana de Oro State Park when a juvenile great white shark bit into his hip. He was airlifted to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he was released yesterday in good …

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CHP Identifies Woman Killed on Highway 101


The California Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed in a crash on Highway 101 south of Donovan Road in Santa Maria on Sunday as 25-year-old Ashley Kerr of Santa Maria. Kerr was a passenger in a Blazer driven by 22-year-oldTravis Dashek of Santa Maria. Dashek who was hauling a boat trailer, went off the right side of the highway, …

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Holiday DUI Crackdown Resulted in Less Arrests


The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in less DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI enforcement deployments overnight in San Luis Obispo County throughout the past week. From 12:01 AM Friday December 26, 2014 through Midnight Sunday December 28, 2014 officers representing 9 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 11 individuals for driving …

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Man Killed on Oceano Dunes


A man was killed on the Oceano Dunes last night. According to officials he was getting something out of his vehicle when another vehicle hit him from behind, pinning him between the two vehicles. He died at the scene. The driver of the car that him said he didn’t see the man or his truck. Officials say no alcohol was …

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Morro Bay Man Bitten by Great White Shark


A Morro Bay man is in a hospital after he was bitten by a great white shark yesterday morning about 11:30 off the coast of Montana De Oro. He was surfing with some friends off of Sand Spit Beach. He was attacked by the shark which was 8-10 feet long. He was able to get to shore where he was …

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Paso Robles Live Fire Training Excercises


Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters will be conducting live fire training exercises at 2921 Park Street today. The training fire will begin at approximately 9:00 am and end around 4:00 pm. This training will not present any hazard to adjacent residences; however, smoke will be visible in the area from the fire. The purpose of the this event …

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One of the Busiest Travel Times is Over


Over one of the busiest travel period of the year, Californians rode trains in unprecedented numbers this Thanksgiving, despite gas prices dipping to their lowest level in six years. November ridership and revenue reports for Amtrak California are in and boast impressive gains. The Pacific Surfliner, the 2nd busiest intercity rail corridor in the nation, set records for the highest …

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SLO Sheriff’s SAFE Detectives Arrest Man With Child Pornography


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) detectives, with assistance from the Arroyo Grande Police Department High Tech Crimes Unit, arrested a man for possession of child pornography on Dec 23rd.  Joseph Rizzardi, 48, was taken into custody in Avila Beach without incident, after detectives discovered videos of child pornography on a computer that was traced …

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For Many Retailers, Christmas Season Extends Past December 25th


For many local retailers, the 2014 Christmas season extends well after December 25th. Stores are busier than ever with customer exchanges and returns. Price changes for end of the year sales also keep clerks hopping. Discounts offer bargains for shoppers, however, if the price charged at the register is more than the lowest posted or advertised price, then any expected …

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