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CHP Raises Awareness Of Drowsy Driving Dangers


The California Highway Patrol is launching a campaign this week to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while drowsy.  The CHP is reminding drivers that getting behind the wheel while sleepy can be deadly.  In 2010, there were 32 deaths and more than two-thousand injuries caused by tired motorists.  The CHP and the National Sleep Foundation says drivers should ... Read More »

More Issues Surface At San Onofre Power Plant


Southern California Edison says there's no threat from two new problems at the idled San Onofre nuclear power plant south of San Clemente.  The "Orange County Register" reports coolant was found in a diesel generator's oil system.  There's also a record-keeping error dating back to 1985, in which a low-level radioactive waste storage yard is not listed in safety reports.  ... Read More »

Power Restored After Outage In Avila


Power has been restored to Avila Valley residents who went in the dark after a downed electrical line in Avila Beach caused a very small vegetation fire Sunday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Avila Beach Drive and Ontario Road, near the Bob Jones Trail.  Officials say the road was closed.   CAL FIRE had crews on the scene ... Read More »

Gas Prices Down In California


Average retail gasoline prices in California have fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.83/g yesterday.  This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website CaliforniaGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in California during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.0 ... Read More »

Machete Wielding Burglary Suspect Arrested


Atascadero, CA — On Sunday, the Atascadero Police Department located and arrested Jeffrey Lee Wilson. The 41-year-old Wilson is the suspicious subject that numerous law enforcement agencies had been looking for since Nov 2nd.   On that date, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a man carrying a machete and wearing camouflage style clothing in the 1500 block of ... Read More »

Man Shot In the Back In Santa Rosa Park


San Luis Obispo, CA — On November 7th at approximately 12:09 in the morning the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a call regarding a man screaming in the area of Santa Rosa Park.  San Luis Obispo Police responded to the above listed location. Upon arrival officers located male subject who had been shot in the back with what appeared ... Read More »

Murder Suspect On The Run Turns Himself In


Templeton, CA — On Wednesday, attempted murder suspect Billy Benjamin Hernandez turned himself in at the Sheriff's North Patrol Station in Templeton.   The 40-year-old Hernandez had been on the run since Nov 1st after witnesses say he attacked a man at a home in the 3200 block of Eagle Point Lane in Heritage Ranch. Witnesses say Hernandez stabbed the ... Read More »

Election Ballots Still Being Counted


An updated report of ballots in SLO County remaining to be counted has been posted to www.slovote.com to include vote by mail ballots that were inadvertently omitted from the count released on 11/7. The elections staff is in the process of checking signatures and preparing the over 20,000 vote by mail ballots to be counted.  In addition, the staff is ... Read More »

Ballots Still Remain To Be Counted


According to the SLO County Clerk-recorder’s office, nearly 30,000 ballots still need to be counted.  The results could affect the race for a city council seat in Paso Robles and a school board seat as well.  The outstanding ballots include mail-in ballots as well as provisional ballots and those that are damaged.  Read More »

Prescribed Burn In Atascadero Today


The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in cooperation with local landowners and San Luis Obispo County APCD will be conducting a 25-acre prescribed burn today.  This burn is located at the eastern end of Santa Clara Road in southeast Atascadero.  Three fire engines and one fire crew will be involved in the burn. This burn is being ... Read More »

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