Two Juveniles Injured in Car Crash


Two juveniles were injured in a car crash in front of the La Mexicana Restaurant on El Camino Real yesterday afternoon. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. near Pueblo Avenue. Atascadero police say a driver headed southbound on El Camino Real veered across the road and hit a parked car and two juveniles who were walking down the street. The …

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One Arrested in Drug-Related Search Warrant


Atascadero police say one person was arrested following the execution of a drug-related search warrant this week in the 6700 block of Morro Road. Police say four people were initially detained, but 42-year-old Daniel Grant Quick of Atascadero, was the one taken into custody and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. He faces charges of being a felon in …

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Child Abuse Prevention Month


April is child abuse prevention month and Cuesta College is hosting an academy to educate people on preventing child abuse. The annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy aims to provide proven practices that enhance the health and well-being of children. It’s put on by local non-profits including the Center for Family Strengthening, Community Counseling Center, RISE, the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter …

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Annual Strawberry Festival Starts Today


The annual Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks off today at the Santa Maria Fairpark. The event includes everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife exhibits. There will also be strawberry tasting, desert eating contests, pony rides, a carnival and a petting zoo. The annual event runs through Sunday. Gates open at 11:00 am

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Road Improvement in Grover Beach


A road improvement project should have some Grover Beach residents smiling. The project will improve a section of West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach is now underway. The work is being done on West Grand Avenue between Highway 1 and Pismo State Beach. Improvements include the addition of a multi-use path, new curb and gutter, crosswalks with decorative paving and …

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Caltrans Will Honor Workers Who Died on the Job


Caltrans will honor its workers who have died while on the job in San Luis Obispo this morning. Officials say 183 Caltrans employees have been killed on the job since 1924.. In District 5, which includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties, has lost eight workers, according to Caltrans. Today’s memorial is starts at …

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Missing Grover Beach Man Found Safe in Arizona


Grover Beach Police say 50-year-old Kenneth Vernon LaBarr told his family on April 8 that he was in Reno. He was expected to return to Grover Beach by April 12.When he didn’t return family members filed a missing persons report. Grover PD investigators were working with Nevada authorities when they found LaBarr. Investigators notified his family that he was fine …

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Morro Bay Men in Jail After Allegedly Threatening Woman


Two Morro Bay men are behind bars after being part of a group that allegedly threatened a woman visiting Morro Bay and stole her cell phone late Sunday afternoon. 57-year-old Frank Daniel Hudson, and 50-year-old Chance Lee Otero were arrested after police found evidence allegedly linking them to the incident, which happened on the 1700 block of Main Street. Police …

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Oceano Residents Facing Higher Water Rates


There’s a drought problem facing water suppliers up and down the Central Coast. The more customers cut back on water usage, the less money they spend on it, that means less revenue for the water supplier. Now, conservation minded residents in Oceano are facing higher water rates due to the loss of revenue to the Oceano Community Services District after …

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Man Booked on Sexual Assault Charges After Fourth Victim Identified


Investigators booked realtor and former Arroyo Grande Citizen of the year Lenny Jones on three additional charges yesterday after identifying a fourth victim. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s investigators say that victim is a 3-year-old boy who was at the same birthday party held last month at Jones’ home as three others. The judge in the case has changed Jones’ …

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