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Woman Struck and Killed by Bullet Train

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Caltrain is single-tracking through Redwood City while crews investigate the death of a woman struck by a baby bullet train this morning.  They say the adult female was struck and killed by Northbound train 305 about 6:15 a.m.   The train was moved to the San Carlos station, where all 200-passengers were allowed to get off and put on another train.  ... Read More »

Changes Coming to The Sewer System

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The City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Department will reveal major changes at its wastewater treatment plant later today. The department is working on improving the energy efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant as part of its Progressive Resource and Energy Partnership initiative. The city is working with PG&E to further the city's goal of being environmentally and fiscally responsible. ... Read More »

Hiking Trail Has Changes in Store

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Major changes are happening at a popular hiking trail that crosses through Pismo and Avila Beaches. The Ontario Ridge, that some say has the most beautiful vistas in the county, has been closed to the public at two of its three access points, and hikers are left wondering where they can go. Pismo Beach city officials said they put up ... Read More »

Suspect in Murder Trial Pleads Not Guilty Due to Insanity

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Mark Andrews, the Atascadero man who police say admitted to killing his neighbor last year, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in a San Luis Obispo courtroom earlier this week for the May 2013 murder. The victim was Colleen Barga-Milbury, a former Atascadero State Hospital employee. Andrews has a history of mental health issues, including being ordered to attend ... Read More »

Stores Caught Selling Tobacco to Minors

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says more than a dozen stores were caught selling tobacco to minors The office conducted a sting operation in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The operation uses undercover and underage decoys who go into the store and ask to buy cigarettes. Sheriff's officials say out of 54 stores visited in the ... Read More »

Police and Fire Change Shoulder Patches to Match

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The San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Departments are changing their shoulder patches, making them the same, in an effort to show their partnership in service to the community. The new patches feature the new city emblem. Both departments are making the official switch this morning in a special ceremony. It will mark the end of an era for the ... Read More »

Inmate Death is First Flu-Related Death in SLO This Season

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SLO County Public Health say the inmate who died this week is the first flu-related death in SLO County this season. Officials report that 35-year-old Rudy Silva was not vaccinated against the flu. Silva, died Monday in the ICU at an area hospital. Sheriff's officials said the inmate was diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of the virus and transported to ... Read More »

Charges Filed Against One Involved in Shooting of Geoff Hyde

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The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office has filed felony charges against 22-year old Brian Thomas Gonzales of Castro Valley. They believe Gonzales is one of two people connected to the shooting of former Cal Poly football player, Geoff Hyde. Police investigators called it a "drug deal gone wrong". They said 22-year old Hyde was shot in his back ... Read More »

Cal Fire Hired 125 Additional Firefighters in Preparation of Fire Season

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Because of the increased fire danger due to drought, CAL FIRE has announced that it has hired 125 additional firefighters to supplement fire crews throughout the state.  In addition, the air attack base in Paso Robles will stay open to allow air tankers and air tactical planes to be immediately available.  CAL FIRE asks everyone to be extra cautious during ... Read More »

County Inmate Dead After H1N1 Diagnosis

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died Rudy Silva, 35, had been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus, but the exact cause of death is under investigation by the county coroner’s office. Officials say the inmate was in the ICU at a local hospital when he died yesterday afternoon. According to a press release, he ... Read More »

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