Down Power Lines Cause Small Fire


On Monday, March 10 at 5:57 PM, Paso Robles firefighters responded to power lines down in the area of 2nd and Vine Street. Firefighters arrived to the scene to find a live power line down on 2nd Street between Vine and Olive Streets. Firefighters and Paso Robles Police Officers immediately closed streets in the area. Firefighters monitoring the downed power ...

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Decoy Shoulder Tap Program in Effect Through June


The Paso Robles Police Department in partnership with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will conduct several Decoy Shoulder Tap/Minor Decoy operations within the time period between March 10, 2014 and June 30, 2014. The goal is to reduce youth access to alcohol and send a clear message that it is illegal for adults to purchase or provide alcohol ...

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CHP Announces New Commander for Santa Barbara


The California Highway Patrol announces a new commander for the Santa Barbara Area.  Santa Barbara County native Mark D’Arelli has been named the new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Barbara Area effective March 1.  Captain D’Arelli has been with the CHP for fifteen years.  He attended Solvang Elementary and Santa Ynez High Schools.  He earned a Bachelor of ...

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Jennifer Adams Honored as 2014 Woman of the Year


Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo has honored Jennifer Adams as the 2014 Woman of the Year for the 35th Assembly District. Ms. Adams is the Executive Director of RISE in San Luis Obispo, a nonprofit organization that serves both victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault/abuse and their loved ones. “Ms. Adams is an extraordinary leader in ...

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Lompoc Resident Charged with Attempted Murder


A Lompoc resident is charged with attempted murder following a stabbing last night, March 8, at a residence in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive.   A fight broke out at the residence and 18-year-old Kuriyan Summers-Dickinson stabbed a 20-year-old victim in the stomach.  The victim is from Rhode Island and was visiting his brother in Isla Vista for the ...

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Julian Crocker’s Education Report


The Achievement Gap is the difference in student achievement, as measured by the tests on our state academic standards, between certain groups of students and other groups of students or the “average” student score.  Sometimes these gaps can be very significant, as much a 30+ percentage points.  Over the years, the three groups of students who show the greatest gaps ...

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Highway 58 Repairs Begin March 10


A project to repair roadway sections along a 10-mile stretch of Hwy 58 between Branch Mountain Forestry Road and Baker Road near the two county solar projects will begin Monday, March 10, weather permitting.  This grinding and paving operation will take place Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control with delays ...

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New Study Sheds Light on E-Cig Sales in SLO County


In San Luis Obispo County 70% of stores sell e-cigarettes (including e-hookah, e-pipes, e-pen products), statewide that number drops to 45%. This finding is part of new data released on the availability and marketing of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy and healthy food products in stores that sell tobacco- the first time all three categories of products have been analyzed together. ...

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Road Rage Results in Arrests


On March 4, around 1:00PM, the drivers of two pick-up trucks were involved in a road rage incident on US-101 in the Montecito area. The incident began when one of the trucks was following too close and the driver got upset the slower truck would not move out of the fast lane. That driver pulled up beside the other driver ...

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Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Stolen Car


On Monday, March 3, 2014 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Paso Robles Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on a 1991 Honda Accord along the 1100 block of Black Oak Drive, Paso Robles. Officers subsequently determined the car was stolen out of Arizona. Additionally, the suspect matched the description of a suspect seen walking away from a stolen car recovered ...

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