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Project to Re-Pave Highway 101 in Both Directions will Begin April 8

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A project to re-pave U.S. Highway 101 in both directions from Avila Road to north of San Luis Bay Drive will begin on Wednesday, April 8, weather permitting. Motorists traveling southbound will encounter intermittent lane, ramp and shoulder closures during the overnight hours Monday night through Friday morning from 7 pm until 6:30 am.  Road work will begin at 8 ...

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Central Coast Bandit Sentenced

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Superior Court Judge John Trice sentenced Cristina Padilla known as the Central Coast Bandit to state prison for 16 years yesterday, for a series of bank robberies that occurred between February and August of 2013. Because some of the crimes of which she has been convicted are “violent strikes” her conduct credits will be limited to 15 percent. It is ...

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Search Warrant Results in Arrests for Child Pornography

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On April 1, 2015 San Luis Obispo Police Detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Johnson Ave. The warrant authorized the search for evidence of child pornography. During the search Detectives discovered several images and videos of children under the age of 18 engaged in various stages of sexual conduct. These were found on ...

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Property Tax Assessments Due by April 10

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San Luis Obispo County property owners must pay the second installment of their annual property tax assessment by Friday, April 10, 2015 to avoid penalties. Late payments incur a 10 percent penalty and, if unpaid past June 30, can incur interest at the state rate of 18 percent. “Every year, some taxpayers make late payments and request that penalties be ...

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Two Die in Recent Motorcycle Accidents

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We have a couple of fatal accidents to tell you about, both involving motorcycles. Yesterday at about 12:30 pm, a Santa Maria man died on Highway 101 near Pismo Beach when his three-wheeled vehicle crashed into the back of a car when traffic suddenly slowed down. Two people in the car were not hurt. And the California Highway Patrol says ...

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Man Who Kidnapped School Children Set for Parole Hearing

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Remember the three guys who kidnapped a busload of school children back in the 70s near Chowchilla? James Schoenfeld is one of them, and he has been behind bars at the CMC since 1976. Yesterday has was found suitable for a parole at a hearing. He, his brother, and another guy kidnapped the school kids and bus driver. They were ...

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Water District to be Formed Over Paso Robles Groundwater Basin

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The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Board of Directors has voted to endorse the formation of a water district over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. The majority vote came at its monthly meeting, March 31, 2015, and following more than a year of discussions; presentations by interested parties, organizations, water and water law experts, government representatives and members – ...

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Beaches to be Closed Due to Potential for “Floatopia”

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The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department has announced that the beaches at Isla Vista will be closed due to the potential for a “Floatopia” event on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2015. The closure is being declared to prevent a re-occurrence of the conditions that resulted from the 2009 Floatopia. The Santa Barbara County Code (Section 26-11) ...

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Police Continue Investigation into Armed Robbery

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The Paso Robles Police Department continues to investigate an armed robbery that occurred on March 29, 2015, at Payless Shoe Source, Paso Robles. Through the course of their investigation, Detectives learned there were similar robberies of Payless Shoe Source stores in King City, Sand City, and Salinas. Detectives contacted each jurisdiction and determined the suspect’s description in the Paso Robles ...

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Police Seize Computers Containing Child Pornography

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Yesterday, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team served a search warrant at a home in the 2900 block of Little Creek Lane in Paso Robles. Detectives had received information that child pornography was being downloaded and distributed from a computer at that residence. Detectives seized computers, external hard drives and thumb drives which contained several hundred ...

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