Hiker Falls Off Rocks at Montana de Oro State Park


A man who slipped and fell on rocks at Montana de Oro State Park yesterday was airlifted to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis. The man fell around 1:00 yesterday afternoon at Hazard Canyon. His head landed on rocks and he lost consciousness. He also suffered a cut to his cheek.

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Car Chase Ends in Arrest in Paso Robles


A car chase on 101 in Paso Robles yesterday. Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 4:00. The driver refused to stop, and drove at speeds ranging from 35-95 miles per hour. The car chase covered about 15 miles on North and Southbound 101. The driver stopped his car near Spring Street and tried to flee …

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Houston Based Oil Company Plans to Drill Oil Wells in Price Canyon


For more than a century, oil companies have drilled for oil in Price Canyon. Now, there are plans by a Houston based oil company to add 481 new oil wells. The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board feels the oil field does not endanger neighboring water drinking wells. The EPA has until next February to rule on the proposed …

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Easter Bombing in Pakistan


While many Christians in California celebrated the Easter holiday, Muslim extremists in Pakistan exploded a bomb on Easter Sunday, killing 65 people and wounding over 300. The explosion occurred near the children’s ride at a park which was crowded with Christians celebrating Easter. One witness says he took 20 children to a local hospital and carried three dead children to …

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The Race for 24th Congressional District Continues


The Santa Barbara County Republican Party endorses Katcho Achadjian in the race for the 24th Congressional District. Chairman Dale Francisco says Katcho has more experience in business, community involvement and public service than any other candidate in the race. The 24th District includes part of Ventura County and all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. On the Democratic …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly baseball team beat the Shockers of Wichita state in two out three game in Kansas over the weekend.  The Mustangs host Cal State Bakersfield tomorrow night at Baggett Stadium.  The Mustangs are now 15-7 for the season. In track and field, the 34th Annual Cal Poly Invitational Saturday.  Stephanie Brown Trafton returned to her Alma Mater and …

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Celebration for Santa Margarita Conservation Easement


A big turnout at Santa Margarita Ranch yesterday to celebrate a conservation easement that will keep a large part of the ranch pristine. 3200 acres will be preserved by the land conservancy. The Eagle Ranch is on the West side of 101 across from the Santa Margarita Ranch. The Ranch has been owned for three generations by the Smith family. …

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Wal Mart Expected to Break Ground in Atascadero This Summer


After more than a decade of legal wrangling, Wal Mart is finally expected to break ground in Atascadero this summer. The new store was fought for years by grocery clerk unions because Wal Mart is a non-union shop. The 123,000 squarefoot store will go up on El Camino Road at Del Rio Road. The store is expected to generate over …

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Suspected MS-13 Gang Members Back in Court


Fifteen suspected MS-13 gang members were back in a Santa Maria courtroom yesterday. All are charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The investigation is dubbed “Operation Matador.” An attorney for one defendant asked the judge yesterday to reduce his client’s bail.  Rafael Castro runs his own auto shop.  He has no prior arrests and supports two children.  The attorney claims …

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Easter Egg Hunts Across Central Coast


Lots of Easter Egg hunts this weekend on the Central Coast. In Arroyo Grande…..The 27th Annual Family Egg Hunt and Festival is tomorrow at Elm Street Park. Gets underway at ten.  The event is free, but kids are asked to bring their own Easter baskets. There’s an Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow at Mountbrook Community Church on Calle Joaquin. Another Sunday …

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