Residential Fire on Christmas Eve Caused by Food Burning


There was a residential structure fire in Atascadero at 5525 Capistrano Avenue December 24th at 12:59 p.m. 10 firefighters arrived on scene. First arriving engines found a two story, multi- family apartment complex with light smoke coming from the front door of apartment #43 which was located on the first floor. Upon entering the apartment, fire crews found the apartment …

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Burglary in Early Morning Hours of Christmas


In the early morning hours of Christmas morning, December 25, deputies from the Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau responded to a report of a burglary alarm at Santa Barbara Motorsports located in the 6400 block of Hollister Avenue. A sergeant was first to arrive on scene and discovered two subjects inside a fenced off storage area. A foot pursuit ensued with …

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Project to Install Rumble Strips to Begin January 4th


A project to install rumble strips along a 42-mile section of Highway 1 from Highland Drive in San Luis Obispo to Hearst Castle Road in San Simeon will begin on Monday, Jan. 4, weather permitting. Intermittent lane/ramp closures will occur on Highway 1 Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 8 pm until 6 am. There will be one-way reversing traffic control …

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Swiss Chalet Steakhouse Caught Fire Yesterday


The Swiss Chalet steakhouse on North Broadway in Santa Maria caught fire yesterday morning about 11.   Fire officials say the small blaze was found above the front door.  to the bar area . Apparently exposed wiring from a neon sign started the fire.  The restaurant will stay open. The bar will need to be repaired.

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Grover Beach Considering Ban on Medical Marijuana Cultivation


Grover Beach is considering a ban on medical marijuana cultivation. It follows the steps of other local cities. Recent state legislation is causing cities across the state to deal with the issue. At Monday night’s city council meeting, staff was directed to return with an ordinance banning medical marijuana cultivation within city limits.

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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Receives $10,000 Check


Bank of America recently presented Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) with a $10,000 check in recognition of the award winning nonprofit’s 45th Anniversary in 2015. Founded in San Luis Obispo in 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing has expanded to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, with nearly 1,200 self-help homes completed and over 1,600 rental units developed. PSHH continues to strive to fulfill …

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Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Will Not be Held Christmas Eve


Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market will not be held on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015, or New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, so that our vendors can enjoy holiday time with their family and friends. The SLO Downtown Association wishes everyone a joy-filled season! Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market will resume on January 7, 2016 with farm-fresh produce and goods, a huge …

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Rollover Crash on Highway 101 Leaves One Person Injured


One person suffered moderate injuries after a rollover crash on Highway 101 just south of the Nojoqui Grade in Santa Barbara County. The crash happened just after 4:00 p.m. Monday in the northbound lanes. The crash caused one lane of the highway to be shut down for a while. The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.

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SLO Elks Lodge Broken Into Last Week


The San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge was broken into late last week. Several gift items for teens were stolen. One volunteer said packages were ripped open and about a thousand dollars in gift cars were taken. No word yet on who the thief was. But the community stepped up to fill the void. The police have been notified.

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Auto Burglaries in Orcutt Area Being Investigated


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of auto burglaries and thefts from autos in the Orcutt area.   Items were stolen out of at least ten vehicles the past two nights.  About half of the vehicles were unlocked and the other half had broken windows.  Stolen items included purses, wallets, laptops and holiday presents.  In all of …

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