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Grover Beach Declared Stage 3 Drought


  Grover Beach declared a Stage 3 drought Monday night. The drought declaration will impose numerous water restrictions on residents and businesses in the city. Residents may no longer wash cars, boats, sidewalks or driveways unless they use a hose with a quick acting shutoff nozzle. Other mandates include restrictions on watering landscaping and refilling pools. Restaurants may no longer ... Read More »

Cal Fire Taking Steps to Prevent Wildfires


California’s increased fire activity, this year, coupled with record-setting drought conditions require Cal Fire to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting.  In order to reduce potential ignitions and in support of the Declaration of a Drought Emergency in County of San Luis Obispo and the Governor’s Drought State of Emergency declaration it has prompted CAL FIRE ... Read More »

NRC Commissioner Urged to Resign


After seeking and then getting an international job promoting nuclear power while serving on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Commissioner William D. Magwood is being urged to resign immediately by 34 leading national and local groups, including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and the ... Read More »

Small Vegetation Fire


A small vegetation fire burned some brush in a 20 foot by twenty foot area in Atascadero yesterday just after four in the Salinas River bed near Buena and Sycamore roads. Ten firefighters put out the blaze. No one was injured. Damage was minimal; no cause has been determined yet. Read More »

Shots Fired in Santa Ynez


Yesterday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Santa Ynez Avenue in Los Osos.  When Deputies arrived, a male victim told them he had been walking by the house with his girlfriend when he noticed a sign affixed outside the house warning people not to leave dog excrement in ... Read More »

Paso Robles Decoy Operation


On Saturday, June 14, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department conducted a ‘Minor Decoy Operation’ designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. This operation involved minors attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages from Paso Robles businesses. The minors were being monitored by undercover officers. The operation took place at twenty (20) different businesses in Paso Robles. The minor would ... Read More »

Road Work Planned for Highway 46


Cal Trans plans to do major roadwork on Highway 46 West all this week and that could cause some traffic delays. The work will involve three areas: six miles east of Highway 1; Santa Rosa Creek Road; and Vineyard drive. Expect delays up to an hour.   Read More »

Stage Three Water Shortage


The Grover Beach City Council will address a stage three water shortage at tonight’s city council meeting. If declared, water consumers will be required to cut their water usage by ten percent, and the city will have the authority to penalize residents who do not comply with the water reduction prohibitions. Read More »

Nancy Johnson Conceding Victory to John Headding


Nancy Johnson, a city councilwoman for Morro Bay the past four years, is conceding victory to John Headding in a move she says to save the city money. Johnson received 36 percent of the vote June 3, but Headding fell just short of a required majority. Results of the election haven’t been clear because the city has been unsure how ... Read More »

Prostitution Sting in Pismo Beach


On Wednesday, June 11th, the Pismo Beach Police Department with the assistance of a San Luis Obispo Police Department, conducted a coordinated selective enforcement detail designed to target prostitution at local massage parlors.  An undercover Investigator responded to China Massage located at 1321 Price St. to investigate allegations of prostitution. Posing as a customer, the undercover Investigator asked for a ... Read More »

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