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Early Morning Fatal Accident On 101

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An early morning accident on 101 northbound at Shell Beach claimed the life of one person and injured another. The crash occurred about 4:30 this morning. It took about three hours to clear the roadway.  Traffic was reduced to one lane. The CHP is investigating the cause of the mishap. Read More »

Same-Sex Marriages To Resume In California After Supreme Court’s Prop 8 Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the case challenging California’s ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.   County Clerks have received direction from the California Department of Public Health that the Ninth Circuit Court must first issue an order dissolving the stay of injunction that has been in place throughout the appeal process before issuance of marriage licenses to same sex ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon’s Unit 1 Shut Down For Maintenance Repairs

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Operators at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant today announced the shut down of Unit 1 in order to perform necessary work on the back-up cooling system. Unit 2 continues to operate at full power.   PG&E made the decision to take Unit 1 offline after routine inspections detected a small buildup of boric acid on the Unit ... Read More »

SLO County Supervisor Dies After Apparent Heart Attack

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Paul Teixeira, the head of the SLO County Board of Supervisors, died of an apparent heart attack last night. Teixeira was supervisor for the Fourth District which includes a southern portion of San Luis Obispo, all of Arroyo Grande, Oceano, and Nipomo.  Read More »

Pismo Beach Police Attacked By Knife Wielding Man

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On Tuesday 25, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers from the Pismo Beach Police Department were dispatched to the Pismo Coast Shopping Center, located at 555 Five Cities Drive, on a call of trespassing in progress. Officers having the description of an adult male with a backpack and dog were able to locate the subject and make contact with him.  The ... Read More »

Police Search For Two Suspects After Atascadero Citibank Robbery

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June 25 at 12:42 p.m. officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched to 6955 El Camino Real for a report of a robbery at Citibank that had just occurred.  The suspect had entered the business and demanded money from one of the bank tellers.  The suspect then exited the business and entered a vehicle parked on El Camino Real ... Read More »

DNA Analysis Required To Confirm ID Of Deceased Pilot

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Due to the extent of the victim's injuries suffered in a plane crash in San Luis Obispo on 6-24-13, the Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is unable to make a positive identification.   As a result, coroner's investigators will utilize a Department of Justice lab for DNA analysis to confirm the identity of the pilot. ... Read More »

Woman Carjacked And Raped At Gunpoint, Suspect Arrested In San Ardo

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On Sunday, June 23, at approximately 11:50 p.m., deputies from the SLO County Sheriff’s Office transported a crime victim to PRPD.  This victim had originally reported the incident to the deputies because she was in San Miguel, but through their initial investigation it was determined the incidents began in the City of Paso Robles earlier in the evening at approximately ... Read More »

16-Year-Old Badly Burned In Orcutt House Fire

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A fire broke out in a house in Orcutt Sunday, severely burning a 16-year old girl Jazzmin Landey was in critical condition with burns to 90-percent of her body. At least five people were in the house that caught fire.  Santa Barbara County Fire arrived at the 4500 block of Edenbury Drive at around 3:45 p.m. and they say the ... Read More »

Pilot Dies After Crashing Airplane Into SLO Building On Granada Drive

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Officials are trying to determine what caused a twin-engine two-seater Cessna passenger plane to crash in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon about 12:26.  San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and Cal Fire personnel responded to a reported fire involving a small plane which had crashed into a building near the end of Granada Drive.    The first arriving fire department ... Read More »

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