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Two Mountain Lion Sightings on Cuesta College Campus


Two mountain lion sightings occurred on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus over the past three weeks. According to the Cuesta College Police Department, on August 17 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a pair of mountain lion cubs was sighted near the college’s maintenance yard, located along the southwest border of campus near the O’Connor Road entrance. A mountain lion was ...

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School Zones Will Be Busy Soon


Coastal Unified School District returns to school on August 24th and along with that pedestrian and vehicle traffic will see an abrupt change around our schools. Particularly in the first weeks of the school year, as new students and parents are going to schools for the first time, heavy congestion and erratic driving behavior can be more prevalent. Please be ...

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SLOPD Ramping Up Enforcement on Drunk Driving


As summer winds down, the San Luis Obispo Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 18-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety to curb impaired driving and save lives. August 21-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners ...

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Man Arrested After Threatening Police With a Shovel


At about 11:00 yesterday morning, GBPD Officers responded to a call for assistance from a CHP Officer who was working a traffic detail on HWY 1 in front of the Grover Beach Train Station. The CHP Officer reported he was being confronted by an aggressive man, later identified as 29-year-old Calvin James Rowan of Grover Beach.  Rowan had armed himself ...

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Two Arrested on Theft Charges


On Sunday, August 16, Paso Robles Police Department Officers, arrested Michael Frank Tidd, 55yrs, and Clyde Cody Roberts, 25yrs, for possession of a stolen vehicle and numerous thefts between Paso Robles and Los Angeles County. Both suspects were booked into SLO County Jail on numerous felony theft charges. On Sunday, August 16, Officers responded to the 100 block of Niblick ...

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Construction Planned on Johnson Avenue


Construction work involving a microsurfacing operation is scheduled to occur tomorrow and Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Johnson Avenue from Orcutt Road to Lizzie Avenue in conjunction with the 2015 Microsurfacing Project. This phase of the work will involve applying a seal coat to the existing asphalt roadway. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes during this ...

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Cuesta Fire Has Now Burned 2000 Acres


The Cuesta fire has now burned 2000 acres, but doesn’t threaten the town of Santa Margarita as much as it did last night. More than 500 people have been ordered to evacuate south of the railroad tracks, but they may return home soon. One-thousand fire personal are fighting the fire. More than 300 structures have been threatened. Crews are using ...

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Red Cross Established Shelter for Victims of Cuesta Fire


The American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast has established a shelter for residents affected by the Cuesta Fire, located at the Santa Rosa Academic Academy, 8655 Santa Rosa Road, 93422. The Red Cross is on hand to provide relief and comfort to evacuees, including shelter, meals, hygiene kits, and more. The Red Cross is also coordinating with the County Department of ...

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Air Quality Warning in Northern San Luis Obispo County


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District and Health Department informs individuals that the air quality in northern San Luis Obispo County is being impacted by smoke and falling ash from the Cuesta Fire located east of Highway 101 on Cuesta Grade.  Skies north of Cuesta Grade are hazy and fine particulate (PM2.5) concentrations are higher than ...

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No Arrests Made in Minor Decoy Operation


On Saturday, August 15, 2015, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy ‘Shoulder Tap’ Operation designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. This operation involved a minor attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages near several different Paso Robles businesses. The minor was being monitored by undercover officers. This operation took place between the hours of 4:00-8:00PM. ...

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