Paso Robles Concerned About Sheltering Homeless


In Paso Robles, the city is concerned about sheltering nearly 100 homeless people who were living in tents in the Salinas River Bed.  After the recent rains, the water level is rising.  Many of their campsites will be flooded. Paso Cares is working with police and city officials to evacuate the homeless living in the Salinas River Bed. Police officers …

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Unemployment in San Luis Obispo Drops


Unemployment in San Luis Obispo County drops to 4.4% in January. That’s down from 5.3% one year ago. That 4.4% rate is also below the rate of 5.8% for the state and 5.3% for the nation. San Mateo County reports the lowest January jobless rate at 3.1%. Colusa County had the highest unemployment at 22%

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Atascadero Teen Arraigned for Making Threats on Elementary School


An Atascadero teenager arraigned yesterday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court in connection with threats at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero. 18-year-old Bret Stephen Landon is accused of leaving threats at the school, which prompted the officials to close the school for several weeks. He faces 30 felony charges. Landen pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. A …

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High Speed Chase Ends in Wreck


A high speed chase early this morning ended with a vehicle rolled and crashed into a fire hydrant on West Clark Road and Arabian Trail in Orcutt. The accident occurred at 3:15 this morning after a high speed pursuit. The driver ran from the accident after the crash.

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly baseball team takes on Pepperdine in Malibu today.  The game gets underway at two this afternoon. The Cuesta College baseball team hosts Moorpark at 2:00 this afternoon at Cuesta College. The Cal Poly women’s basketball team plays its first round game in the Big West Conference tournament.  They play against Cal State Northridge today in Irvine. The …

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Storm Drops a Tree on a Car in Atascadero


The weekend storm dropped a tree on a car in Atascadero.  The occupants were trapped, but no injuries were reported.  Traffic signals went out in San Luis Obispo and standing water formed a lake off Santa Rosa near the entrance to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis. The wind whipped through the eucalyptus trees at Morro Bay State …

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Rainfall Totals High From Saturday


From Saturday’s storm, rainfall totals ranged from over 4 inches in the hills near Cambria to 2.5 inches at Mission College Prep in San Luis, to 1.67 inches in Pismo Beach and 0.8 inches in Nipomo. That does not include today’s rainfall.

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Ribbon Cutting for LOVR Interchange


Ribbon cutting for the new Los Osos Valley Road interchange will not be held until March 29th, but the roadworks is nearly complete. The $24 million widening project has opened four lanes on Llos Osos Valley Road between Calle Joaquin and South Higuera Street. All phases of the project cost about $35 million.

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Arroyo Grande Bridge Will Not Get Repaired For Another Three Years


The 100-year-old Bridge Street bridge in Arroyo Grande will not be repaired for another three years. Arroyo Grande is looking for ways to strengthen the bridge, built around 1908. Cal Trans says the bridge is functionally obsolete. It’s too narrow and has the lowest load limit allowed before they must be closed.

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El Chapo Allegedly Snuck Into California Twice After Escaping Mexican Prison


According to his daughter, El Chapo snuck into California twice after his escape from a Mexican prison.  He entered California shortly after his interview with actor Sean Penn in October.  Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo, is now in custody in Mexico awaiting extradition to the united states to face drug trafficking charges. His eldest daughter, Rosa Isela Guzman-Ortiz …

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