“Car Seat Check Up” Event in SLO


The San Luis Obispo County Injury Prevention Coalition announced it will conduct a “Car Seat Check Up” event in San Luis Obispo to check car seats for proper installation. The event is collaboration between the California Highway Patrol, County staff, and community partners who are trained as Certified Car Seat Technicians Safety technicians will be on hand from 10:00AM – ...

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Woman Suffering From Heat Exhaustion Rescued


A 50-year-old woman hiker suffering from heat exhaustion was rescued from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo Thursday afternoon.  Rescue crews say the woman did not have any water on her and was suffering from classic symptoms of heat exhaustion. She was taken to the hospital.

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CHP Has Checkpoint Planned Tomorrow


The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, August 28, 2015, in the Santa Barbara City limits.  Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead.  Once diverted into the lane, motorists will be detained only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint and ...

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Two Missing Children Have Been Found


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that two Orcutt children missing since February of 2015 have been located.  Cassidy Gibbs, 4, and Gabriella Gibbs, 6, were safely recovered on August 21, 2015, at Los Angeles International Airport by a Santa Barbara County District Attorney Investigator and Victim Advocate.  Their mother, 44 year-old Michelle Christine Gibbs, also of ...

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Traffic on LOVR Will Shift to Newly Constructed Bridge


Traffic on Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) will shift to the newly constructed bridge over U.S. Highway 101 on Friday morning, August 28, 2015 at approximately 5:30am. With this shift, the project officially moves to Stage 6 of 8. Stage 6 is expected to last for 4-6 months and will present some changes for motorists traveling through the area. The ...

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SLOPD Search For Theft Suspect


On Tuesday San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to The Hampton Inn & Suites at 1530 Calle Joaquin for a report of a theft. Officers discovered that a theft of cash had occurred at the front desk. A light-skinned black male suspect with a beard, wearing a black baseball cap, black clothing and a black jacket entered the hotel and ...

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Santa Barbara Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags


Yesterday the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to join over 130 other communities across California by enacting a ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies. These types of stores will no longer be allowed to distribute single-use bags for free, but will have recycled paper bags available for 10 cents and reusable bags ...

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Cuesta Fire is 90% Contained


The Cuesta fire is 90 percent contained. Full containment is expected today.So far it has burned 2446 acres.  It is still burning in rugged terrain south of Santa Margarita. 44 engines, 12 water tenders and 3 helicopters are still in the scene. 37 hand crews are using 7 bulldozers are clearing brush from the area. The cause of the fire ...

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Emergency Services Finds Unreported Fire in Paso Robles


Yesterday morning, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services was dispatched to an EMS call in the 3200 block of Pine Street. On arrival Emergency Services crews found there had been an unreported fire within the interior of the structure that was still smoldering. This was a single family residence. The first engine reached the scene within five minutes and found ...

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Red Flag Warning Means Critical Fire Weather


A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur soon. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that a Red Flag Warning is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that can create extreme fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service usually 24 ...

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