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Nipomo Man Killed in Car Accident


A Nipomo man was killed in a car accident Saturday morning on Highway 166. His Kia for some unknown reason entered the opposite lane and hit a big rig, whose driver was not hurt. The man was not wearing seatbelts and died at the scene.

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PG&E Working Hard to Restore Power


As a historic winter storm begins to subside in Northern and Central California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews continue to work around the clock to restore service for customers who have experienced storm-related outages this week. PG&E pledges to its customers that it will remain focused on its work until all power is restored throughout its service territory …

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SBCFD Responded to 78 Storm Related Calls


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to 78 storm related calls for service throughout Santa Barbara County beginning at 6pm last night until approximately 3am today.  These calls included 33 calls for power lines down, 5 trees down, 15 flooding calls, 15 fire alarms, 4 structural problems, 2 fires, 2 flying debris related calls,  and 1 road issue.  …

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Highway 1 Closed Due to Mud Slides


Highway 1 is closed from Ragged Point in north coastal San Luis Obispo County (Mile Marker 72) to the Coast Gallery in Monterey County (Mile Marker 42) due to multiple rock/mud slides. Crews are on site assessing damage and initiating cleanup. Alternate routes into Big Sur and Ragged Point are Highways 68, 101 and 46. There is no estimated time …

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Power Outage Warning With Big Storm


With a major storm heading toward San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, PG&E is reminding customers that power outages may occur this week due to significant rainfall, potential flooding and high winds. PG&E crews are prepared and ready to respond to power outages as soon as weather conditions permit the safe restoration of power. PG&E routinely practices its preparedness and …

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DUI Checkpoint Friday in SLO


San Luis Obispo Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on December 12, 2014, in the city of San Luis Obispo. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be …

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Pismo Beach PD Awarded Grant from California OTS


Pismo Beach Police Department has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Pismo Beach Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality …

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SLO City Council Voted to Override Decision Not to Build Near Airport


The San Luis Obispo City Council voted four-to-one last night to override the Airport Land Use Commission’s recommendation not to build on land near the airport. The  Commission has a problem with too much development around the airport. The Airport Land Use Commission is concerned about noise and safety concerns for nearby developments. Part of the city’s proposed development would …

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Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safely Returned to 100%


Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced that operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned Unit 1 to 100 percent power after a planned outage. During the planned outage, crews installed new electrical equipment and cleaned the plant’s intake tunnels, both of which are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Unit 1 was taken off-line on Dec. …

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SLO Rated One of The Best College Towns in US


According to Travel and Leisure Magazine, San Luis Obispo is one of the best college towns in the U.S. The article says the city’s access to the ocean, Thursday night farmer’s market, Bishop Peak, and Sunset Drive-in as reasons why SLO made the list coming in at number nine.

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