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Caltrans Employee Received Medal of Honor Award Yesterday

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Caltrans District 5 Equipment Operator David Guerena was one of 52 people who was presented the Medal of Honor Award during a ceremony yesterday at the State Capitol. On July 14, 2012, Guerena was listening to a police scanner when he heard there was a structure fire in an apartment complex behind his home.  He immediately ran outside to see ...

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ACLU Welcomes New SLO Chapter

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The ACLU of Southern California welcomed formation of a new San Luis Obispo Chapter, serving the citizens of San Luis Obispo County, on April 3rd 2015. The San Luis Obispo County Chapter is the newest addition to the ACLU of Southern California. This newest Chapter will advocate for compliance with the Constitution by local officials and serve to alert the ...

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Atascadero Police to Hold First Annual “K9 Wine and Dine”

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Please come and support the Atascadero Police Department K9 Foundation with their first annual “K9 Wine and Dine” spaghetti feed event hosted by the Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 and the Atascadero Kiwanis Club. The event will take place on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the Atascadero Elks Lodge from 4pm-8pm. You will have the opportunity to meet your community’s police ...

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SLO Reservoirs Far Below Historical Averages

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San Luis Obispo County reservoirs are far below historical averages, according to a drought update provided by the County Drought Task Force to the Board of Supervisors on April 21. County reservoir levels have declined since the month before, with Nacimiento at 29 percent, Whale Rock at 43 percent, Lopez at 39 percent and Salinas at 17 percent of capacity. ...

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Two Juveniles Injured in Car Crash

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Two juveniles were injured in a car crash in front of the La Mexicana Restaurant on El Camino Real yesterday afternoon. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. near Pueblo Avenue. Atascadero police say a driver headed southbound on El Camino Real veered across the road and hit a parked car and two juveniles who were walking down the street. The ...

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One Arrested in Drug-Related Search Warrant

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Atascadero police say one person was arrested following the execution of a drug-related search warrant this week in the 6700 block of Morro Road. Police say four people were initially detained, but 42-year-old Daniel Grant Quick of Atascadero, was the one taken into custody and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. He faces charges of being a felon in ...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is child abuse prevention month and Cuesta College is hosting an academy to educate people on preventing child abuse. The annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy aims to provide proven practices that enhance the health and well-being of children. It’s put on by local non-profits including the Center for Family Strengthening, Community Counseling Center, RISE, the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ...

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Annual Strawberry Festival Starts Today

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The annual Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks off today at the Santa Maria Fairpark. The event includes everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife exhibits. There will also be strawberry tasting, desert eating contests, pony rides, a carnival and a petting zoo. The annual event runs through Sunday. Gates open at 11:00 am

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Road Improvement in Grover Beach

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A road improvement project should have some Grover Beach residents smiling. The project will improve a section of West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach is now underway. The work is being done on West Grand Avenue between Highway 1 and Pismo State Beach. Improvements include the addition of a multi-use path, new curb and gutter, crosswalks with decorative paving and ...

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Caltrans Will Honor Workers Who Died on the Job

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Caltrans will honor its workers who have died while on the job in San Luis Obispo this morning. Officials say 183 Caltrans employees have been killed on the job since 1924.. In District 5, which includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties, has lost eight workers, according to Caltrans. Today’s memorial is starts at ...

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