Personal Watercraft Overturns Sending One Woman to the Hospital


On Saturday while patrolling on the water at Lopez Lake, Deputy Matthew Shields and a County Park Ranger were waved over by two people who were in distress. The personal watercraft they had been riding had overturned and they indicated that a third person, a 50 year old female, was trapped underneath the water and was not able to free …

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Cuesta Fire Has Now Burned 3,500 Acres


The Cuesta fire continues to burn south of Santa Margarita. So far, 3,500 acres have burned. It is 35 percent contained. 1,600 personnel are battling the blaze with 122 engines, 16 water tenders, 7 helicopters, and 14 bulldozers. A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the Santa Lucia Wilderness Area in the Los Padres National Forest as a result …

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Fatal Traffic Collision Yesterday


Yesterday, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Paradise Road close to Red Rock.  The collision involved a 2002 Ford Mustang.  California Highway Patrol was called to an accident at approximately 3:40 p.m. where a vehicle was located approximately 300 feet down a cliff.  A male driver was killed and a passenger injured when a car went over the side of …

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Southbound LOVR Will be Closed Four Days


The southbound U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp at Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) will be closed for four-days beginning Sunday night, August 23 at 9:00 pm until Friday, August 28 at 6:00 am, weather permitting.   This closure represents Stage 5 of the construction schedule and the project will move into Stage 6 once the on-ramp reopens. Motorists may detour by traveling …

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Residential Fire Last Night in SLO


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 2179 Beebee Street in the City of San Luis Obispo at 4:42 am.  The first arriving Paramedic Truck Company observed smoke issuing from the windows and front door of a two-story duplex residential unit.  Two residents (including one small child) had already evacuated and reported a …

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Man Arrested in Possession of Meth and Heroin


Yesterday SLO County Sheriff Deputies were driving northbound on Highway 101 when they saw the driver of a pickup truck and recognized him as a person who was on probation and driving on a suspended license. The Deputies stopped and searched the car of Allen Thompson of Nipomo. Deputies discovered a stolen .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol along with approximately 6.5 …

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Two Mountain Lion Sightings on Cuesta College Campus


Two mountain lion sightings occurred on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus over the past three weeks. According to the Cuesta College Police Department, on August 17 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a pair of mountain lion cubs was sighted near the college’s maintenance yard, located along the southwest border of campus near the O’Connor Road entrance. A mountain lion was …

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School Zones Will Be Busy Soon


Coastal Unified School District returns to school on August 24th and along with that pedestrian and vehicle traffic will see an abrupt change around our schools. Particularly in the first weeks of the school year, as new students and parents are going to schools for the first time, heavy congestion and erratic driving behavior can be more prevalent. Please be …

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SLOPD Ramping Up Enforcement on Drunk Driving


As summer winds down, the San Luis Obispo Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 18-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety to curb impaired driving and save lives. August 21-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners …

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Cuesta Fire Continues to Burn South of Santa Margarita


The Cuesta fire continues to burn south of the community of Santa Margarita. So far, 25-hundred acres have burned. It is ten percent contained. 339 structures have been threatened. One thousand personnel are battling the blaze with 80 engines, six helicopters and 9 bulldozers. The fire is burning in heavy, drought-stressed fuels, in an area that has not burned in …

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