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Local Used Car Dealership To Award Lucky Student With Car


Over 2,000 Central Coast students have pledged to drive safe and distraction-free this graduation season. One of those lucky students will win a Scion tC from McCarthy’s in San Luis Obispo this Saturday. Nineteen students were randomly selected by the California Highway Patrol among all of the eligible entries from each high school, college, and university on the Central Coast. …

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Dollar Tree Stores Settlement


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley, together with 45 other California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys, has announced that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson has ordered Virginia Corporation Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. to $2,720,000 in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects.  Dollar Tree Stores is also ordered to implement an improved hazardous waste compliance …

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Sheriff’s Task Force Distribute Tsunami Preparedness Brochures


As we enter the busy beach-going season on the Central Coast, the Sheriff’s Task Force on Public Safety is making available Tsunami Preparedness brochures to those residents who live in the coastal communities of San Luis Obispo County and those who visit here. The brochures illustrate how tsunamis are created, where tsunami hazard zones are located, and what steps to …

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Capps Calls On PHMA For Oil Spill Answers


Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-24) sent a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) demanding answers to a series of questions in the wake of the Plains Oil Spill along the Gaviota Coast last week. “The Plains Oil Spill is already having a tremendous impact on the Central Coast. Our community wants answers,” Capps said. “As the spill …

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Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended


On May 27at 12:22 AM the Atascadero Police Department responded to the 99 Cent Store on 7101 El Camino Real, for a report of an armed robbery which had just occurred. Officers spoke with employees and confirmed the suspect was carrying a handgun and had taken an unknown amount of money from the store. Officers reviewed video surveillance and collected …

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Federal Authorities Order Oil Company to Clean California Coastline


Federal authorities are ordering the oil company whose pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean to clean up the California coastline.  The order from the EPA and the Coast Guard makes Plains All American Pipeline responsible for cleanup efforts on the land and ocean north of Santa Barbara.  More than 100-thousand gallons of oil spilled when …

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Public Has Expressed Passionate Commitment to Cleaning Beaches


The public has expressed a passionate commitment to the environment and wildlife through requests to volunteer to help with Refugio Incident.  Volunteers from the general public will be used to assist with beach clean-up and various tasks over the next several days.  Santa Barbara County is assisting with receiving pre-registered volunteers and providing facilities and logistics support.  The California Department …

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Police Search for Burglary Suspects


On May 15, San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to the Golden 1 Credit Union at 852 Foothill for the report of a burglary. Several of the businesses in the complex surrounding Golden 1 Credit Union are currently under construction. A construction foreman had discovered a hole in the drywall leading into a storeroom of Golden 1 and notified the …

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Armed Robbery at Chico’s Café in Paso Robles


On Tuesday, May 26, at approximately 10:35am, the Paso Robles Police Department received a 911 telephone call reporting an armed robbery had just occurred at Chico’s Cafe, 834 11th Street, Paso Robles. The cafe clerk told officers that a white male adult, wearing a bandana to cover his face, displayed a handgun and ordered the victim into a back office. …

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Capps Announces Reintroduction of Central Coast Heritage Protection Act


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has announced the reintroduction of the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, legislation that would protect 245,665 acres of new and expanded wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument, strengthen protections for wild and scenic rivers, and designate a new national recreational trail. Senator Barbara Boxer introduced companion legislation in the Senate …

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