Limited Water Supplies Have Led to Water-Sharing Agreement


Limited water supplies as a result of four years of drought have led to a water-sharing agreement between Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant and San Luis Obispo County. In a plan unanimously approved today by the County Board of Supervisors, Diablo Canyon will soon begin providing desalinated water produced at the plant site to the …

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Crews Working to Clean up Major Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara


Crews are vigorously working to clean up a major oil spill near Santa Barbara.  Officials say a pipeline ruptured yesterday at Refugio State Beach spilling an estimated 21-thousand gallons of crude oil some of which flowed into the ocean about 50 yards.  The pipeline has been blocked so no additional fuel will leak out and the company who owns the …

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CDFW Closes Fishing and Shellfish Harvesting in Santa Barbara County


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) closed fishing and shell fish harvesting in Santa Barbara County from 1 mile west of Refugio State Beach to 1 mile east of the beach at the recommendation of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) following the crude oil pipeline spill May 19. The closure takes effect immediately. It remains …

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DUI Checkpoint in Atascadero This Weekend


Atascadero Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on May 22, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that …

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Man Arrested for Assault With a Deadly Weapon


On Monday, May 18 at approximately 5:20PM, the PRPD communications center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a male suspect who had attempted to stab another person in the area of the 1200 block of Corral Creek. Witnesses reported the suspect was running away from the area towards Creston Road. The adult male victim stated the suspect had challenged him to …

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American Red Cross Hosting Annual Heroes Breakfast


The American Red Cross of San Luis Obispo County is hosting the annual Heroes Breakfast to honor local, every day heroes on Wednesday, May 20. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, 93405. The event recognizes local San Luis Obispo heroes who are seemingly ordinary people but have …

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Grand Jury Recommends Actions to Improve Mental Health Services


In its most recent report, the 2014-2015 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury examines adult access to mental health services in San Luis Obispo County, and recommends eight actions to improve county services. The Grand Jury found that up to 45 days could pass before an adult requesting help actually meets with a professional, and up to 60 days before …

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City of Atascadero Inviting Public to Swearing in of new K9 Officer


The City of Atascadero and the Atascadero Police Department would like to invite you to the swearing in ceremony of our agencies newest K9 Officer, “Pit”.   Pit will be joined at this ceremony by his new partner Officer Christopher Hester.  The purchase of “Pit”, and his subsequent training, was made possible largely through donations from the public.   The Atascadero Police …

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Injured Hiker Rescued on Bishop Peak


An injured hiker was rescued on Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo about 5:42 p.m. yesterday afternoon. A 28-year-old male hiker was injured halfway up the hiking trail near Foothill Boulevard. The hiker appeared to have broken his leg. A CHP helicopter was able to pick up the victim from the side of the mountain and bring him down to …

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Routine Traffic Stop Results in Major Drug Bust


At approximately 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the City of Carpinteria, observed a subject parked in the red zone near the intersection of Bailard Avenue and Carpinteria Avenue.The deputy contacted the subject for the violation, who was later identified as 25-year-old Johnny Salamanca-Rodriguez of Santa Clara. Salamanca-Rodriguez had multiple aliases and the …

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