Prescribed Burns in Morro Bay


The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) in cooperation with the Morro Bay Fire Dept., and the Air Pollution Control District have announced tentative plans to conduct prescribed pile burns of diseased, dead and downed Monterey pines in the Black Hill area of Morro Bay State Park. The pile burn project will occur as soon as weather conditions …

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Transient Man Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself to Children


On February 9th, at about 2:15 pm, Morro Bay Police responded to Del Mar Park, located on the north side of Morro Bay, regarding a report of a male adult exposing himself to children in the park. Officers responded and observed William Tallman, a 46 year old transient residing in Morro Bay, who was actively exposing himself with several children …

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City Wide Tobacco Sales Compliance Check Operation Reveals Stores That Sell to Underage Children


On January 26, 2015 the San Luis Obispo Police Department, in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program, conducted a city wide tobacco sales compliance check operation. The compliance check utilized the help of two local teens who attempted to purchase tobacco at 36 locations. Six clerks of the 36 stores sold tobacco to the …

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Cuesta College’s Accreditation Reaffirmed


Cuesta College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for the next six years. On February 6, 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the regional accrediting agency that evaluates two-year colleges in California, took action to reaffirm Cuesta College’s accreditation. In a letter from ACCJC President Barbara A. Beno, the Commission affirms that Cuesta College has provided evidence that …

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PWC of Morro Bay Plans to Release Golden Eagle


  Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) of Morro Bay plans to release a Golden Eagle on Wednesday or Thursday that was rescued in between Atascadero and Templeton in mid-September. The bird was rescued by a member of the public after being found unable to fly, likely after being hit by a car. The eagle was delivered to the Pacific Wildlife Care …

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Woman Hit by Amtrak Train


On February 6, at about 8:15 pm the San Luis Obispo Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from Amtrak dispatch reporting a North bound Amtrak train had struck a pedestrian. The collision occurred about one half mile South of Orcutt Road in the City of San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo City Fire and Police Departments responded and located …

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Cal Poly Student Pleads No Contest to Marijuana Charges


Cal Poly student Gear McMillan pled no contest Friday morning to felony Possession for Sale of Marijuana.  He will return to court for sentencing on April 17, 2015.  He will be sentenced to no more than one year in county jail as one of the terms of his probation grant.  McMillan’s fraternity was the subject of an alleged robbery by …

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Arrests Made in Burglary of Campo Ceramics


This past Monday, at approximately 11:55pm, Paso Robles Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of 24th St. for a burglary alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front window to the business, Campo Ceramics, had been smashed. There was also extensive damage to the interior of the business as the suspect(s) smashed several glass display cabinets in order …

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Theodore Lilly Enters No Contest Plea


Yesterday morning Theodore “Ted” Lilly entered a plea of no contest to Insurance Fraud, as a misdemeanor. He was placed on probation for two years, the terms of which include a $2500 fine; 250 hours of community service; and restitution in an amount to be determined. A restitution hearing has been set for June 4, 2015, in Department 6 of …

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SLO County Public Health Promoting Vaccines


Peer pressure, acne, or a broken heart—there are some troubles that teens can’t always avoid. But we can prevent several deadly diseases. Getting our children all of their recommended vaccines protects their health, classmates, and community. Preteen vaccines guard against meningitis, HPV, flu, whooping cough, and other dangerous diseases. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, …

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