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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Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public Assistance to Identify Three Suspects


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred just before midnight December 17, at a gas station in Santa Maria.  At approximately 11:45 p.m., two Hispanic males entered the Mobil gas station located in the 1200 block of Betteravia Road.  One suspect …

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Pedestrian Saved From Walking on Freeway


On December 18, 2015, at approximately 9:10 a.m., officers of the California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara Sheriff Office responded to a call of a pedestrian walking on the freeway.  Officers responded to US 101 northbound between Garden Street and Milpas Street.  Officers stopped all traffic in both directions for the safety of the public.  The pedestrian was contacted along …

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Law Enforcement Will be Looking for Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season


If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, The San Luis Obispo Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in impaired-driving related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting impaired-drivers from December 18 to January 3.

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