CHP Officer Hospitalized After Being Struck by Bull


A California Highway patrolman was hospitalized yesterday when a bull got loose on Highway 101 north of Jonata Park Road. The bull had broken through three fences and bolted onto the freeway. The bull was shot by officers. When one of them checked the bull, it got up and struck him. Officers shot the bull and killed it. The officer …

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Retaining Wall Construction Project Underway


A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is now underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, …

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Attempted Kidnapping in Avila Beach


Yesterday the SLO County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an attempted kidnapping on the Avila Ridge Trail in Avila Beach. The female victim was walking the trail when she notices a man in front of her, sit down and appear to be looking at the ocean. The victim walks past the man. At this point, the man begins to …

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Parkhill Fire is now 80% Contained


The 1800 acres Parkhill fire is now 80% contained. Only residents are permitted in the fire area. Sheriff Deputies and CHP will continue to patrol the area and firefighters will remain at the fire until full containment and control. Residents must remain vigilant and be prepared to be evacuated again if the situation changes. Damage assessment has been completed. The …

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Asian Citrus Psyllid Found in Residential Neighborhood


The detection of a single adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in an insect trap within a residential neighborhood in the Laguna Lake area of San Luis Obispo has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food …

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Guy Hackman Passes Away Unexpectedly


San Luis Obispo radio legend Guy Hackman died yesterday morning unexpectedly. He apparently suffered a heart attack. Hackman was a radio fixture in the county for forty years as a broadcaster and radio station owner. He most recently owned KKJL but sold it last year. He was 66.

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Evacuation Order Near Santa Margarita Has Been Lifted


The evacuation order for the Parkhill Fire Area near Santa Margarita has been lifted. Only residents are permitted in the fire area. Sheriff Deputies and CHP will continue to patrol the area and firefighters will remain at the fire  for several more days ensuring full containment and control of the fire. Residents must remain vigilant and be prepared to be evacuated …

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Residential Fire Causes Heavy Damage


On Saturday June 20 at 2:46 PM, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters responded to a reported single-family residential structure fire at 1827 Park Street in Paso Robles. Firefighters arrived at the scene in 4 minutes to discover a second unit to the rear of the main home heavily involved in fire extending to a nearby RV/motor home.   All …

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DUI Investigation Into Collision That Landed One in Hospital


Friday at approximately 6:04 PM officers responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the 600 block of Higuera. The vehicle was turning W/B onto Higuera from N/B Broad and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is currently being treated for his injuries. A DUI investigation was conducted at the scene …

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Public Assistance Needed to Identify Driver Involved in Diesel Spill


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance to help identify the driver and the vehicle involved in a diesel spill that occurred in Buellton Friday. The Sheriff’s Office is releasing video surveillance in hopes that someone may recognize the vehicle and the driver. Through the course of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has learned that the …

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