CAL FIRE determines Cause of Deer Fire


CAL FIRE has determined the cause that started the Deer Fire that burned 150 acres south of Lake Nacimiento.  The blaze which is 75 percent contained was caused by an individual during the harvesting of an illegal marijuana growing operation.  The terrain is steep and rugged. One firefighter suffered burns to his feet, and another was stung by a swarm …

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Refugio State Beach to Reopen July 17


Refugio State Beach has been cleared by California State Parks to reopen July 17 at noon.  California State Parks and members of the Unified Command completed a site assessment of the state beach and deemed it safe for the public. All recreational activities can resume including swimming, camping and fishing. Non-state park areas to the (east/south) of Refugio State Beach …

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Cuesta College’s Pool is Safe Once Again


After being closed in June for emergency safety repairs to the pool lining, Cuesta College’s small 60,000 gallon pool will reopen on Monday, July 13. All 10 aqua fitness classes will resume on a drop-in basis beginning July 13 and will continue that way for the remainder of summer. The college hopes to resume children’s swim lesson classes in the …

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Check Point in Santa Maria Tonight


The Santa Maria Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a checkpoint between 6 p.m. tonight and 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing. Drivers that are caught under the influence can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and …

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Michael Nowak Declines Invitation to Conduct Concerts


Michael Nowak, who was let go last May by the SLO Symphony board, has declined the invitation extended by symphony musicians and board to conduct several concerts this season. The Symphony’s full season will begin October 3, 2015 and include 5 Classics in the Cohan concerts, the Apex for Kids Children’s Concert and the New Year’s Eve POPS concert.  The …

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Police Make Arrest in Vandalism Case


Police have arrested a suspect in a vandalism spree in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. On June 9, nine banks and two businesses in the City of San Luis Obispo reported having multiple windows being vandalized. During the course of the investigation, round silver ball bearing type balls were found at the crime scenes. Some of the ball bearings …

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Capps Introduces Bill to Help Provide Emergency Funding During Drought


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and more than 20 other original cosponsors from California, introduced a comprehensive bill that would provide emergency funding to help local communities stretch existing water supplies and improve water infrastructure in response to the California drought. The Drought Relief and Resilience Act fully funds existing programs so that treatment facilities …

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Cuesta College No Longer Providing Youth Employment & Training Services


Cuesta College will no longer provide youth employment and training services in San Luis Obispo County. For the past six years, Cuesta has run the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Employment Services program out of the Youth One-Stop in Grover Beach, a satellite of San Luis Obispo County’s Business and Career One-Stop centers.Youth employment and training services are still available …

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Charges Filed Against Driver in Multi-Vehicle Crash


District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that charges have been filed against Manuel Santos, 29, as a result of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred July 3, 2015, on Highway 1 near Lompoc.  Jesenia Liborio, 22, was killed in the crash.  A nine-year old girl and two other adults were also injured.  Santos was reportedly drunk at the time.

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Bomb Threat at Apartment Complex Prompts Evacuation


Yesterday morning around 11:00 the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a bomb threat call at the Mustang Village Apartments. Officers were able to determine that the threat was not specific nor was it credible. Details of the threat are not being released at this time due to an investigation into the source of the threats. At no time did …

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