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LA May Ban Energy Drink Sales To Minors


Los Angeles may become the nation's first city to ban some people from getting a pick-me up.  L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks is proposing the city ban minors from purchasing the high octane beverages, and is concerned over the effects the drinks may have on people who have them regularly.  Critics of the drinks say there may be an issue ...

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Former Narcotics Detective Set To Begin Serving Sentence Today


Cory Pierce, The former San Luis Obispo Police Narcotics Detective who was sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison on extortion charges is set to begin serving his sentence this morning. Pierce pleaded guilty to extortion this past summer. He was sentenced in December. As part of his sentence, he has been ordered to pay $5500 in restitution. According to ...

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SLOCOG Asks Public Input For Highway 101 Repairs


SLOCOG, The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments is looking for your input about repairs on Highway 101. The council has narrowed down the 70-mile stretch of the Highway 101 Corridor, that runs through the county, to four problem areas based on the input they received from the public on their website. SLOCOG will have three workshops this week to ...

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Highway Patrol Investigating Hit-And-Run In San Miguel


California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a hit-and-run that happened in San Miguel yesterday. Witnesses reported a truck hitting a parked car near a park. They then reported the driver running inside a house near Poquita Lane and Bonita Place. CHP officers surrounded the house and brought in helicopters to look for the driver. They were not able to find ...

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Piping Almost All In Place In Los Osos Sewer


After three decades of debate and polarizing politics, the piping for the sewer Los Osos is almost all in. The 45 miles of pipeline that will serve more than 12,000 residents is about 80 percent complete. The last of the pipe should be laid by July. Construction of the sewer treatment plant bill begin in March. When completed, the plant ...

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Driver Arrested For Felony Hit And Run


On January 22 a hit and run collision between a vehicle and bicyclist occurred at Tank Farm and the Marigold Shopping center at 11:30 a.m.. The investigation has been ongoing since the collision. This investigation revealed that 27-year-old Dina Yassin was the driver of the vehicle who hit the bicyclist.  Dina Yassin was arrested for felony hit and run and ...

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SLO Sheriff’s Detective Serve Warrant For Stolen Items In Nipomo


On 1-21-14, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Detectives, Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Detectives, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, and Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of North Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo. The warrant was based on information gathered during a burglary investigation in Arroyo Grande on 12-6-13. In that case, numerous UGO ...

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SLO Dispatcher Being Recognized For Her Life Saving Efforts


San Luis Obispo County Dispatcher Teri Cox is being recognized for her life saving efforts of a San Luis Obispo resident. Tom Sherman, the CEO of Founders Community Bank, and his wife Cathy personally thanked Cox while visiting the Sheriff's Dispatch Center yesterday. On 5-2-13, Cox received a 911 call from Cathy Sherman, who said her husband had passed out ...

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Wanted Felon In Custody Following Vehicle Pursuit


A wanted felon is in custody following a vehicle pursuit and crash in Orcutt early this morning, January 23. One of the passengers was apprehended and arrested as well, but the third occupant fled on foot. At just after midnight, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted a vehicle speeding southbound in the area of Bradley Road and Clark Avenue and ...

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Representative Lois Capps To Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Today


Friday, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will attend the ribbon cutting of the Highway 101 and Santa Maria River Bridge widening project. The project added a third lane in each direction on the Santa Maria River Bridge and includes a new bicycle lane and upgrades to the on and off ramps. Capps secured $2.72 million in federal funds for the environmental ...

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