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Neighborhood Officer Program Initiated


Recently the San Luis Obispo Police Department initiated the Neighborhood Officer Program. The Police Department is now offering crime mapping for each of the 13 designated neighborhoods. The assigned Neighborhood Officers and crime map data are available through the Departments web site http://www.slocity.org/police/neighborhoodOfficers.asp. The crime maps are designed to show seven different areas of reported criminal activity in each individual ...

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Unit 2 At PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safely Shut Down Following Electrical Disturbance


Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down today as it was designed to do after an electrical disturbance occurred in equipment that supports moving power to the state’s electric grid. Unit 1 continues to safely generate power.  Results from the preliminary investigation indicate the electrical disturbance was the result of a ...

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SLO Sheriff’s Deputies Currently Investigating Abandoned Car Associated With At-Risk Missing Person


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and detectives are currently investigating an abandoned car that is believed to be associated with an at-risk missing person who is described as being suicidal. Maria De La Cruz Albarran Uribe from Nipomo went missing in the Port San Luis Harbor area. The 41-year-old is described as an Hispanic female, 5' 5", 125 pounds ...

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Police Investigate Motorhome Accident Off Highway 1


Officials can’t find any other people on board a motor home that went over a 650 foot cliff on Highway 1 south of Ragged point Saturday afternoon about 2:35. The one they did find was dead. Police are still investigating.

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Sheriff’s Office Release Cause Of Death For County Jail Inmate


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the cause of death for 35-year-old Rudy Joseph Silva. Silva was an inmate at the County Jail who complained of being ill and was transferred to Sierra Vista Medical Center on 1-23-14. Silva died four days later on 1-27-14. The cause of death is listed as respiratory ...

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New Interim City Manager For Morro Bay


Morro Bay has hired an interim city manager. Ed Kreins is scheduled to start the first week in February. Kreins was the city manager of Beverly Hills for 11 years before retiring. Since then, he's served as an interim city manager in communities across California, including Pismo Beach and Solvang. Morro Bay has been searching for an interim city manager ...

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Free Tax Assistance by Cal Poly


Starting Saturday, Cal Poly's Orfalea College of Business is providing free tax return assistance to individuals or families with incomes less than $50,000 a year. You can get help every Saturday through March 15. All returns are prepared by IRS-certified accounting seniors, and they're reviewed by certified professionals. They will be preparing forms including 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 540, 540A, 540EZ, ...

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Severe Water Restrictions in Morro Bay


A growing number of communities around the state are in danger of running out of water including here on the Central Coast. Morro Bay has announced what it calls "Severe Water Restrictions." Residents are now only allowed to water landscaping twice a week. The scheduled day for watering depends on street addresses. If you have an Odd number address, you ...

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Cal Fire Needs More Firefighters


The spritz of rain we had yesterday hasn’t changed the fire danger in the county. Cal Fire officials say they are ramping up staff all over the state. Here In San Luis Obispo County, 67 firefighters are on duty during the peak of fire season. But, this winter 21 firefighters remained on staff when it normally wouldn't keep any. Cal ...

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Transformer Sparks Power Outage


A transformer failure is to blame for knocking power out to about 900 Arroyo Grande residents yesterday just before noon. The failure also sparked a small fire at the top of the pole at t he intersection of Poplar and Juniper. Everything was back to normal for most of the affected residents by 12:30. 

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