Federal Firefighters Fairness Act


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-7), have reintroduced the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, legislation that would help ensure federal firefighters could obtain the disability benefits they deserve if they were harmed through the hazards of their service. This will bring parity to federal and non-federal firefighters who serve our communities. Numerous studies have found heart disease, …

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Vote on Expansion of Bob Jones Trail


The Bob Jones Trail is going to be expanded if the County Board of Supervisors vote that way today. The proposed 4 and a half mile segment would be tacked on to the staging area at Ontario Road and wind its way to the Octagon Barn. The expansion of the trail is part of a project aimed at connecting Avila …

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Head on Accident on Highway 154 Last Night


Another head on at Highway 154 and Roblar Avenue. The accident occurred just after five last night. At least one person was airlifted to a hospital. The cause is under investigation. Two days before seven people were injured at the same intersection.

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CHP Identifies People Involved in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash


The California Highway Patrol has identified the people involved in last Friday’s deadly wrong-way crash on the Santa Maria River Bridge.  the driver of the wrong-way truck was 57-year-old William Dixon Jr. of Hastings, Nebraska. Hi hit a car driven by 71-year-old William Donald Cole of Nipomo. Cole died but his wife survived. Dixon died as well. The CHP is …

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Investigation Into DUI Crash That Killed Arroyo Grande Man


The CHP is also investigating a DUI crash that killed an Arroyo Grande man on Hi Mountain Road over the weekend.  He has been identified a 22-year-old Tyler Jones who was a  passenger in a truck driven by 18-year-old Paul Kravtsov also of AG. Kravstov lost control of his truck and went down a 300 foot embankment. He escaped serious …

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Gas Prices on the Rise Again


Average retail gasoline prices in California have risen 14.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas …

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SLO Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a phone scam that’s targeting residents in the County. Several people have reported that they had been contacted by someone claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office. They were warned there was a warrant out for their arrest because they failed to appear for jury duty. The caller indicates the …

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New Skate Park to Open Saturday


The City of San Luis Obispo’s SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Grand Opening ceremonies and events will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the park remaining open to the public until 10 p.m. The SLO Skate Park project has progressed from a dream of the local skate …

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Arroyo Grande Man in Jail After Driving Off Road and Killing Passenger


An Arroyo Grande man is in county jail after driving off High Mountain Road killing his passenger.  Paul Kravtsov faces Felony DUI and manslaughter charges.  Kravtsov, who is 18 apparently lost control of his pick-up in the early morning hours over the weekend and 300 feet down a mountainside. He sustained minor injuries but was able to crawl up the …

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Statement on Status of Senior District Attorney


In response to recent press inquiries concerning the status of Senior District Attorney Investigator A.J. Santana’s employment, District Attorney Dan Dow issues the following statement: “Effective February 14, 2015, Mr. Santana is no longer employed by the District Attorney’s Office. Due to applicable employee privacy concerns, we are unable to release any detailed information at this time. The District Attorney’s …

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