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Caltrans Details Major Efforts To Fight Climate Change

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Yesterday, Caltrans released a report detailing its efforts to fight climate change.  Caltrans will curb greenhouse gas emissions and use new technology such as low-energy cement and LED lighting. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty says “Caltrans is cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing traffic congestion, expanding alternatives to driving, and embracing new technology in construction materials.” The report shows efforts to ... Read More »

Man Found Outside Bank With Loaded Weapons Pleads No Contest To Charges

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The San Luis Obispo man arrested after police found him in a car with loaded weapons outside a bank pleaded no-contest yesterday to three felony weapon-related charges. 20-year-old Turner Newman was found outside a Heritage Oaks branch on Froom Ranch Way with a loaded shotgun, handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, leg restraints, duct tape, zip ties and a machete in March. Authorities ... Read More »

City Of SLO On Track To Complete Seismic Retrofitting

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San Luis Obispo City officials say they are on their way to meeting their 2015 deadline for seismic-retrofitting of the 126 unreinforced masonry buildings in San Luis Obispo. The deadline was a result of the 2003 San Simeon Quake.  It killed two women in Paso Robles. Officials say 112 of the masonry buildings have been reinforced already. There are 14 ... Read More »

30th Annual Arbor Day Celebration This Saturday

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Central Coast residents are invited to celebrate the City of San Luis Obispo’s 30th Annual Arbor Day. It will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Meadow Park located at Meadow and South Streets. Participants will be able to view performances by “The Tree Circus,” a stage show by Timmy Womick, and a climbing demonstration by world-class ... Read More »

Paso Robles PD Takes On Drugs And Gangs With New Special Enforcement Team

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A new "Special Enforcement Team" is ramping up at the Paso Robles Police Department.  The team, known as "SET" focuses on drug and gang-related crime. Lieutenant Ty Lewis says the team was put in place to answer requests from the community to address drug and gang problems in the area. Adding that "The SET team’s pro-activity will help us on ... Read More »

Officials Plan To Ramp Up Security At Amgen Tour Stop In Avila Beach

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While the investigation continues into the bombings at the Boston Marathon, local law enforcement is focused on The Amgen Bike Tour of California. It’s the next major sporting event that’s expected to draw huge crowds to the Central Coast. Officials say they have a plan of action in place for the stop in Avila Beach, but since Monday's explosions in ... Read More »

Sex Offender To Take Up Residency In Santa Barbara County

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The Santa Barbara county Sheriff’s office has announced that 60-year-old Tibor Karsai, was released Monday from Coalinga State Hospital and will take up residence in Santa Barbara County where he will register as a “transient” sex offender. According to the Santa Barbara county Sheriff’s office, Karsai will be living in a motor home in several remote locations in northern Santa ... Read More »

SLOPD To Hold Zero Tolerance Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation

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Today, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, officers in San Luis Obispo will participate in the second of two “Zero Tolerance” enforcement days. Throughout the month of April, as part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the San Luis Obispo Police Department will be partnering with OTS and other local agencies and actively ticketing those texting or operating hand-held cell phones. ... Read More »

Police Search For Suspect Who Assaulted Woman On Campus

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Cal Poly Police are looking for a white male who they say assaulted a female on campus last night. It happened around 8:50 p.m. Investigators say a girl was walking on North Perimeter Road near Sequoia Hall when a white male grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes. He didn't say anything to the victim, and she managed to ... Read More »

Amgen Tour Bike Race Takes A second Look At Security Following Boston Tragedy

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More than a dozen runners from San Luis Obispo County participated in yesterday’s 117th Boston Marathon, but nearly all had finished before the two explosions rocked the finish line. Meantime, in about a month, one of the largest and most prestigious professional cycling races in the U.S. will make its way into the Central Coast, but following yesterday’s bombing at ... Read More »

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