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Julian Crocker’s Education Report


The Achievement Gap is the difference in student achievement, as measured by the tests on our state academic standards, between certain groups of students and other groups of students or the “average” student score.  Sometimes these gaps can be very significant, as much a 30+ percentage points.  Over the years, the three groups of students who show the greatest gaps ...

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Highway 58 Repairs Begin March 10


A project to repair roadway sections along a 10-mile stretch of Hwy 58 between Branch Mountain Forestry Road and Baker Road near the two county solar projects will begin Monday, March 10, weather permitting.  This grinding and paving operation will take place Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control with delays ...

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New Study Sheds Light on E-Cig Sales in SLO County


In San Luis Obispo County 70% of stores sell e-cigarettes (including e-hookah, e-pipes, e-pen products), statewide that number drops to 45%. This finding is part of new data released on the availability and marketing of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy and healthy food products in stores that sell tobacco- the first time all three categories of products have been analyzed together. ...

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Road Rage Results in Arrests


On March 4, around 1:00PM, the drivers of two pick-up trucks were involved in a road rage incident on US-101 in the Montecito area. The incident began when one of the trucks was following too close and the driver got upset the slower truck would not move out of the fast lane. That driver pulled up beside the other driver ...

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Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Stolen Car


On Monday, March 3, 2014 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Paso Robles Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on a 1991 Honda Accord along the 1100 block of Black Oak Drive, Paso Robles. Officers subsequently determined the car was stolen out of Arizona. Additionally, the suspect matched the description of a suspect seen walking away from a stolen car recovered ...

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San Luis Obispo Tops Many “Best of” Lists


Over the last several months San Luis Obispo has topped many “Best of” lists ranging from most romantic and healthiest to the best college town and main streets in America. SLO was recently named the friendliest small town in the nation and made Livability.com’s best places to live in the country.    CBS jumped on the band wagon as News ...

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Possible Animal Neglect Case


On 2-28-14, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of possible animal neglect regarding a flock of sheep in the Heritage Ranch area. Deputies responded and began an investigation into the deaths of 25 sheep in the River View Estates area of Heritage Ranch. During the course of the investigation, deputies spoke with the owner of the ...

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Backyard Burns Temporarily Authorized


San Luis Obispo County – Due to recent rainfall, vegetation conditions have moderated the fire hazard such that Backyard Burn Permits will be temporarily authorized.  “Backyard” burning refers specifically to the burning of yard trimmings in residential backyards.  However, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of warm/dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect.   Therefore, backyard burning ...

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Residents Must Be Cautious with Open Burning


Open burning releases smoke and air pollution that may be harmful to public health, and residents must exercise caution when conducting burning operations.  Burning during windy or unsafe conditions frequently results in escaped fires and residents can receive misdemeanor citations and/or be billed for suppression costs. CAL FIRE and APCD urges residents to carefully follow the conditions stated on their ...

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Delinquent Fine Phone Scam


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam that is being reported in the area. The Sheriff's Office has received a number of reports from people who have received a phone call that appears to be coming directly from the Sheriff's Office. The caller identifies themselves as a member of the Sheriff's Office and warns ...

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