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DUI Checkpoints in SLO

DUI-Checkpoint

  The San Luis Obispo Police Department will conduct a Sobriety/Driver’s License checkpoint on July 3, 2014, in the City of San Luis Obispo. In 2012, over 10,300 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. In California, this ... Read More »

Keep Your Pets Safe on The Fourth

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  Keep your pets safe this Fourth of July. Make sure your dog is wearing a current license tag and also a personal tag with your current address and phone number. A license tag is your dog’s ticket home. Animal Services can quickly reunite a lost animal with its family if the animal is wearing a license. Remember to tag ... Read More »

Vandalism in Templeton

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  The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is investigating two separate incidents of vandalism at the same store in Templeton. In both cases someone threw a rock through the exterior windows on the South side of Templeton Market and Deli.  The first incident took place March 30 at approximately 1:35 AM and caused about $750 in damage. The second ... Read More »

NASA Climate Change Mission Put on Hold

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  The countdown is on hold for NASA's first mission to study climate change.  NASA stopped the countdown at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base just 46 seconds before the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, or OCO-2, was to lift off.  The space agency scrubbed the launch because of a failure in the launch pad's water flow.  No make-up date has been ... Read More »

Fireworks Now on Sale in Certain Cities

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  Safe and sane fireworks are now on sale in local cities where they're allowed. You must be at least 16-years old to buy safe and sane fireworks. Safe and sane fireworks can be used until July 5, and only in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Lompoc, San Miguel, Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Oceano. Local police say people caught using ... Read More »

11-Year-Old Boy Drowns

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  On Friday, June 27, at 5:41 PM, Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of an 11 year old boy missing from a private party event at Star Farms on Estrella Road in rural Paso Robles. Michael Derick Gallegos, 11-years-old, from Morro Bay was reported last seen swimming with other juveniles approximately 10 minutes earlier in a lagoon at the ... Read More »

Man In Jail For Allegedly Willfully Setting Off Fire Alarms

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  Saturday afternoon SLOPD and SLO City Fire responded to three separate fire alarm activations in the downtown area. The first alarm was activated at 12:57 pm at Aaron Brothers at 647 Higuera St. A witness in the store described the suspect as a white male adult in his 50’s, possibly transient, with dark curly hair and wearing a light ... Read More »

Inadvertent Sounding of Early Warning System

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  The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services is reporting an Early Warning System siren sounded in the area of Orcutt and Biddle Road, San Luis Obispo sounded this afternoon … it was an inadvertent sounding. In addition, when an Emergency Alert System message was sent out advising of the accidental siren sounding, it trigged the cell phone ... Read More »

Fire Burning Near UCSB

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  Fire crews are working to contain a fire burning near UCSB. It began at 9:41 last night.  Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a reported vegetation fire, located at Coal Oil Point in Goleta.  The fire grew initially from one to ten acres, at a moderate rate of spread.  The fire burned near the Venoco storage tanks ... Read More »

Abandoned Panga Boat Discovered

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  Yesterday, a State Parks Ranger was driving on Highway One when the Ranger noticed a break in the fence line about four miles north of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Upon further investigation, an abandoned panga boat was discovered beached on the sand. Investigators believe the boat had been there for approximately 18 to 24 hours. Articles of clothing were ... Read More »

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