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Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

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Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year. The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the ... Read More »

Young Woman Killed In Rollover Accident

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A 19-year-old Paso Robles woman was killed in a vehicle rollover last night. Jeanette Montes died last night after her SUV crashed and caught on fire on Highway 101 in Paso Robles. The California Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 4pm just north of Highway 46 west. Reports indicate that somehow Montes lost control of the white Ford Explorer ... Read More »

Search Supended For 65 Year Old Missing Man

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On Saturday, at approximately 4:00 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue team personnel suspended their search for 65-year-old missing person Rafael Chavez Gonzalez. Search and Rescue teams, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter, searched the vicinity between where Gonzalez disappeared on the Nipomo Mesa on the 2400 block of Willow Road and ... Read More »

Controlled Fire Burn Today In Pozo And California Valley

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The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in cooperation with local ranchers will conduct a 400 acre prescribed burn on today. This burn was cancelled on Friday due to the Toro wildfire which was controlled at 51 acres. The burn is located 9 miles northeast of Pozo and 12 miles northwest of California Valley. Eight fire engines, 4 hand crews, ... Read More »

Three Businesses Burglarized; Police Suspect Them To Be In Connection

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Three separate businesses were targeted for burglaries during the past three weeks in Morro Bay. Based on the current investigation, Officers now believe these burglaries may be connected with the same suspect or suspects. Evidence found at the scene of a recent burglary to the Morro Bay Eagle’s lodge points toward a similar method used during the commission of two ... Read More »

Morro Bay Power Plant Closing

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Dynegy, the owner of the 58-year-old Morro Bay Power Plant, announced  Thursday, November 7, that the plant is going to be closed, and in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Dynegy said it will be shut down next year. The closure ends thirteen years of conflict over the power plant, the effort by Duke Energy to build a much larger ... Read More »

Suspect Involved in Cambria Robbery at Large

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Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an employee inside the Rabobank in Cambria. The employee reported a man had entered the bank and began waving a handgun. The man handed the teller a note demanding money and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 40's, 5'10 ... Read More »

Casino Stabbing Suspect on the Loose

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a parolee wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred just after midnight, on November 6, outside of the Chumash Casino.  The victim, a Nipomo resident, was stabbed several times while inside a vehicle on the Indian Reservation.  He also had his cell phone and wallet stolen.  The victim, who was ... Read More »

Christopher Barnickel Becomes County Library Director

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has announced the hiring of Christopher Barnickel as the new County Library Director. Mr. Barnickel has served as Assistant San Luis Obispo County Library Director since February 2013. He replaces Brian Reynolds who retired in October.   Read More »

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