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Brush Fire, Power Outage Caused After Car Strikes Power Pole


CAL FIRE was on scene after a vegetation fire broke out on Turri Road near Los Osos at 2:00 yesterday afternoon. Fire officials say a vehicle was driving on Turri Road swerved and hit a power pole knocking the line down. As a result a small vegetation fire was started and burned approximately one acre. PG&E officials say about 6,000 ... Read More »

Multiple Car Accident Closes Hwy 46 For Hours


A five-car pileup on highway 46 yesterday, closed the highway in both directions for several hours.   The crash happened, just outside of Paso Robles at about 2 in the afternoon near Almond Road when a cement truck failed to yield to traffic setting off a chain reaction of collisions. Five people were injured in the incident, authorities say none ... Read More »

Would-Be Thieves Caught In The Act


Around 2:30am, yesterday morning the Sheriff's Department got a report of two suspects trying to use bolt cutters to get into C & N Tractor on Ramada Drive in Paso Robles. When Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene with K9 support they were able to capture the first suspect early yesterday morning.  Then a few hours later the second suspect was ... Read More »

Atascadero Homes And Businesses Still Without Gas After Line Rupture


There’s no definitive end in sight for most Atascadero homeowners and businesses that have been putting up with natural gas-related problems since Sunday morning. That’s when a waterline at the intersection of Entrada and Lewis avenues developed a hole and started blasting water, mixing with surrounding sand and gravel, eventually rupturing a 2 inch gas line. Officials say they have ... Read More »

SLO County Jobless Rate Down From Last Year


San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 7.5 percent in January 2013, according to state data released last Friday.  But, January continued a 26-month trend of declining year-over-year unemployment.   January’s rate was well below the January 2012 rate of 8.9 percent.  And well below the unemployment rates of 10.4 for California and 8.5 for the nation, ... Read More »

Grover Beach PD Cracks Down On Distracted Driving


No more warnings. That’s the word from the Grover Beach Police department when it comes to distracted driving. In an effort to persuade drivers that it is a bad idea to text or operate your hand held device while driving, the Grover Beach PD will be actively ticketing anybody doing either throughout the month of April. According to the Grover ... Read More »

Student Housing Offers Reward For Information On Arsonist


Stenner Glen management is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever started a fire in building 12 on March 9.   Firefighters arrived at the apartment complex soon after the fire was reported to discover a third-floor blaze that had blown out windows and was making its way into the building's attic. One ... Read More »

Survey Aims To Gather Opinions On Cycling On The Central Coast


The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments this week will be mailing surveys to more than 2,000 randomly selected individuals, asking for their thoughts on bicycling and how bicyclists behave on the Central Coast. SLOCOG planners say, the survey is expected to help develop programming and infrastructure investment priorities and help increase understanding of the current bicycling system and its ... Read More »

Atascadero Residents Without Natural Gas After Water Main Break


Approximately 1,000 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) customers near downtown Atascadero are without natural gas this morning in an outage that could last several days. Around 10 a.m. yesterday, a water main break at the intersection of Entrada and Lewis avenues damaged a neighboring gas line, and water entered the gas company’s pipeline system. This caused the gas to be ... Read More »

Possible Arson Investigated After Fire Crews Extinguish Five Burning Palm Trees


A suspicious fire that involved five palm trees scorching the siding of an apartment complex at 1185 Foothill Blvd. at 2:48 yesterday morning – and threatened to spread — was quickly brought under control by but San Luis Obispo city firefighters, No one was injured. Investigators believe it was caused by a human because of items found on the site, ... Read More »

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