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First Ever “Condor Cam” Live In Big Sur


A first of its kind "Condor Cam" in Big Sur is giving bird watchers a chance to experience the California condor in the wild.  The solar-powered cameras placed on top of one of the main feeding areas captures live streaming video of the big birds feeding, grooming and flying.  The non-profit organization that mounted the cameras told the "Mercury News" ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Robbing Bank Of America Pleads Not Guilty


Yesterday 38-year-old Andrew Gilbertson, the man accused of robbing the Bank of America in San Luis Obispo last July entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Gilbertson of Paso Robles, was arrested on July 24, the same day the bank on Santa Rosa Street was robbed. Gilbertson wore a hat and glasses as a disguise ... Read More »

Morro Bay City Attorney Voted Out


It appears that Morro Bay will be looking for a new city attorney. Last night, the city council voted 3 to 2 to allow Robert Shultz to be separated from staff with an agreement without much detail. Shultz is not being fired according to the mayor. In September, the council approved $12,500 to hire a legal counsel Simas and Associates, ... Read More »

Burglars Busted After Citizen Tips Off Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies


At approximately 2:30pm on Sunday, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an auto burglary that had just occurred within the city limits of Carpinteria. The city of Carpinteria and unincorporated areas of Summerland and Montecito have recently seen an increase in auto burglaries in which the suspects smash a window and remove items of value. ... Read More »

Paso Robles Fire Sparks Near Salinas Riverbed


On Sunday at 4:11 PM, two companies of Paso Robles firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a wildland fire in the Salinas Riverbed near 50 Niblick Road in Paso Robles. Firefighters were initially sent to check for smoke in the area; first arriving units determined that approximately one acre of brush was on fire in the riverbed. Firefighters completed ... Read More »

Structure Fire Over The Weekend In Atascadero


There was a structure fire at 7400 Valle Road, Atascadero last Friday about 5:41 in the afternoon. Two outdoor storage buildings and a detached two car garage were involved. Fifteen firefighters were involved. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by members of the Atascadero City Fire Departments Fire Investigation Unit.   Read More »

Missing Adult Found Deceased Near Residence In Morro Bay


Sheriff's Deputies and Sheriffs Search and Rescue located a missing adult, Wilmar Tognazzini, near the vicinity of his residence in rural Morro Bay. The educator and historian was found deceased and the cause of death has yet to be determined by the Coroner. Deputies on scene determined that there was no evidence of criminal activity or suspicious circumstances involved with ... Read More »

Update On San Simeon Beach Drug Bust


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing new information regarding the panga boat that was discovered on 10-16-13 near San Simeon Beach. Five additional suspects are now in custody. At approximately 9:30 AM on 10-16-13, the Sheriff's Office received a report of two men hiding out in a creekbed in Cayucos. Sheriff's Deputies located the men and arrested ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s Unit 1 At Full Power


Operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant have returned Unit 1 to 100 percent power after performing work on a main feedwater pump.   Main feedwater pumps are part of the non-nuclear, steam side of the plant. Their purpose is to safely increase the pressure of water high enough to enter the steam generator. In addition to the two main feedwater ... Read More »

U.S. Representative To Participate In Colony Days Parade

Saturday, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will participate in the 40th Annual Colony Days Parade. The parade is part of the celebration of the city’s 100th year.   The theme of the parade this year is “Centennial Celebration – A Vision of One, Work of Many.” Colony Days is a day-long, historic re-enactment of the early “Tent City,” with food, vendors, ... Read More »

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