Safety Tips for Driving in Wet Weather


Santa Barbara County has seen an unusually large number of serious vehicle accidents in the last several weeks. With the anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, drivers need to be extra cautious while driving. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers some tips that will keep you and your passenger’s safe while driving on wet roads. Routinely check your tires. …

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Backyard Fire in Orcutt Yesterday


A backyard shed next to a house on Tallyho Road near Orcutt caught fire yesterday afternoon. According to officials, the fire was caused by a barbecue. Firefighters put the blaze out before it could spread to the house. Officials say the shed is a complete loss. The homeowner who was barbequing suffered minor injuries.

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Car Accident Leaves Four Injured


A car accident injured four people yesterday morning. It happened on Highway 154 at Calkins Road about 820 near Los Olivas. Four people were in the vehicle, which crashed into a guardrail. Two of the four had to be extricated. The female driver suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Her male passenger and two …

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Woman Critically Injured in Rock Climbing Accident


A woman was critically injured over the weekend due to a rock climbing accident on Bishop Peak. She was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon, after she fell 35 feet to the ground. According to officials, she was climbing in an area known as the Cracked Wall when the accident occurred. A total of 19 people helped rescue the climber in …

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No Arrests in DUI Checkpoint on New Years Day


The San Luis Obispo Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, January 1, 2016 as part of the San Luis Obispo Police Departments commitment to public safety. The location of Fridays checkpoint was in the 900 Block of Marsh Street, in the City of San Luis Obispo, CA. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was removing impaired drivers …

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest on Possession of Child Pornography Charges


On December 30, at approximately 8:15 AM San Luis Obispo Police Detectives served a search warrant in the 2500 block of Johnson in the City of San Luis Obispo.  Detectives recently received information that a subject at this residence was in possession of child pornography.  The warrant authorized the search for any evidence related to child pornography.  During the search …

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Classic Chevy Truck Stolen


On December 29, at approximately 2:15pm a 1957 Chevy step side truck with a California license plate of 8Z15431 was reported stolen from the Vons Grocery Store parking lot located at 1758 W. Grand Ave in Grover Beach. The truck is described as having special features such as a chrome front grill, chrome rims, tinted windows, and a black tonneau …

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PG&E is Aware of a Telephone Scam


PG&E has been made aware of a telephone scam – mainly involving local restaurants, hotels and other businesses – demanding immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. This scam is not new but we are seeing increased activity in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties. PG&E reminds customers that our representatives never ask for immediate payment with a …

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Morro Bay BMX Park is a Huge Hit


The Morro Bay BMX Bike Park is officially open and has been packed since Saturday, December 26. A grand opening celebration will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. The project, which took about two months to construct, is the work of the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) volunteers.  The City Council worked to review the project over an 18-month period, …

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Burglary in Progress Stopped Last Night in Grover Beach


Last night, at approximately 10:39 p.m., Grover Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a business located in the 200 block of Rockaway Ave for reported suspicious activity. During a security check of the business officers determined that a commercial burglary was in progress. With the assistance of the Arroyo Grande Police Department, Pismo Beach Police Department K9, and California State …

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