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House Fire Causes Damages, Nobody Injured


Firefighters doused a couch fire inside a San Luis Obispo home on Walnut Street and Osos Street last night. No one was hurt but there was smoke damage inside the home. Part of the room in which the couch was sitting is charred. No cause has been determined yet.

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Man Who Died in Paragliding Accident Identified


The man who died in a paragliding accident last week in Cayucos has been identified as 55-year-old Warren Brockett of San Luis Obispo who crashed into an open field on July 17. Brockett, a student learning to paraglide, reportedly jumped off a cliff to begin soaring when something happened to his paragliding wing. An autopsy revealed Brockett died from multiple …

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Cambria Handing Out Emergency Permits to Mitigate Fire Hazards


Cambria is handing out emergency permits to mitigate fire hazards there by establishing a streamlined permitting process for removal of up to 500 to 1,000 dead or dying trees deemed hazardous by Cal Fire.  The Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) declared a state of emergency based upon the risk of a catastrophic fire on March 26, 2015. This declaration notes …

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Maintenance Project to Remove Diseased Eucalyptus Tree Along 101


A maintenance project to remove a diseased eucalyptus tree in Arroyo Grande along northbound US Highway 101 just north of the Grand Ave/State Route 227 exit will take place on today. Motorists will encounter a closure of the northbound #2 (right) lane from 8:30 am to 1 pm with delays not to exceed 20 minutes. Electronic Message Boards will be …

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Girl for Years


On Tuesday an 18 year old female contacted the SLO Counnty Sheriff’s Office to report she had been molested since the age of twelve until May of this year. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Unit began an immediate investigation. As a result, Detectives arrested 51 year old Robert John Bergner of Nipomo for sexual activities. All of the charges …

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Special Olympics Athletes Scheduled to Visit Atascadero Are Delayed


The City of Atascadero has received word that the arrival time of Special Olympics athletes scheduled to visit Atascadero this afternoon has been delayed. It is anticipated that the athletes will arrive closer to 8:00  this evening.  The public is still welcome to come out to the Atascadero Lake Park to meet the athletes as they enjoy a down-home style …

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Retaining Wall Construction on Highway 1 is Underway


A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point …

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SBCSAR Looking for New Members


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) is looking for new members to fill its next search and rescue training academy. In April, eight new team members were sworn in after completing the thorough application process and challenging academy.  Those interested in joining this elite organization of people giving back to the community are invited to attend a …

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Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Accident


The motorcyclist who was killed in a fatal accident in Highway 154 Sunday has been identified as 59 year old Stephen Forrest of Goleta. Forrest apparently crossed the double line and hit a jeep with two Swedish tourists head on. The tourists weren’t injured. Forrest was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. Police are still investigating. It …

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Vandalism Incident Being Investigated


The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vandalism incident that occurred on July 12 at the Templeton Market & Deli, 390 South Main Street in Templeton. Deputies responded to the location during the early morning hours after an alarm sounded due to breaking glass at the business. Deputies arrived within four minutes, but were unable to locate any suspects. They located …

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