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Paso Robles Residential Fire Breaks Out In Early Morning


On Tuesday, November 5 at 7:20 AM, two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 812 Experimental Station Road in Paso Robles.   Firefighters arriving at scene found a vacant single family residence well involved in fire. The fire had burned through the roof prior to firefighter arrival. Firefighters initiated defensive ... Read More »

Dorm Fire Caused By Faulty Electrical Outlet


That dorm room fire at Cal Poly Sunday was caused not by an illegal hotplate but a faulty electrical outlet. An electrician reset a breaker that had shorted and the resulting surge overloaded an electrical outlet. The fire happened at the Sequoia Residence Hall.  Students in the building put the flames out with a fire extinguisher. Four rooms were damaged ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lois Capps Visits Three Arroyo Grande Greenhouses


On Wednesday, Rep. Lois Capps  will visit three Arroyo Grande greenhouses: Greenheart Farm, Ball Tagawa Growers and Native Sons. These companies are all members of the Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association, which represents roughly 17 local nursery businesses in the Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, and Santa Maria area.   “The agricultural community is the backbone of our economy on the Central ... Read More »

Mattress Fire Breaks Out In Cal Poly Dorm Room


A mattress fire at a Cal Poly dorm room over the weekend had displaced at least ten Cal Poly students. According to fire officials, the fire started yesterday afternoon about 4 in a room at Sequoia Hall due to someone using an illegal hotplate.   The fire was doused with extinguishers, but the room is unlivable for the remainder of ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Must Reduce Its Environmental Impact By 93%


The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is being told by the The State Water Resources Control Board that it must reduce its environmental impact by 93%. This because Diablo is cooled by ocean water which creates a greater risk to the environment.The Board has recommended PG&E hire a third party to come up with alternative systems.  So PG&E hired Bechtel, ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Arrest Man For Selling Drugs And Possessing Illegal Weapons


At approximately 5 p.m. November 1, Sheriff’s South County Narcotics Unit detectives arrested an Isla Vista resident on drug related charges.  23-year-old Jacob Loureiro was taken into custody following a search warrant served at his apartment located in the 6500 block of Seville Road.  Louriero had been under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit for ... Read More »

City Attorney Put on Administrative Leave


The embattled Morro Bay City Attorney Robert Schultz is now on administrative leave. Yesterday the City Council voted 3-2 in favor of the action. No reason has been given for why Schultz is being told to leave. Mayor Jamie Irons says he expects an interim city attorney to be in place soon.     Read More »

Fake Bomb Causes Evacuation at Cayucos Pier


Yesterday morning, a San Luis Obispo County Deputy was flagged down by a person who had discovered what looked to be an explosive device underneath a picnic table on the Cayucos Pier. The Deputy evacuated the immediate area, performed a secondary search for any other devices and called in the Bomb Task Force. A Bomb Task Force robot was deployed. ... Read More »

Truck Destroys Business Front in Burglary


On October 30 at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the California Coin & Stamp at 253 Granda. The suspects used a U-Haul truck to ram the front door of the business and gain entry. The U-Haul was abandoned at the scene and the suspects fled prior to the arrival of officers. ... Read More »

$560,000 Worth of Marijuana Seized

pot marijuana

On Wednesday, October 30, detectives from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s North County Narcotics Investigations Unit, served a search warrant on a property in the 900 Block of Ballard Canyon, an unincorporated area located northeast of Buellton.  The service of this search warrant was the culmination of a multi-month investigation into an unlawful marijuana trafficking and cultivation operation based in ... Read More »