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Phone Scam Being Experienced at Increasing Levels


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents about a nationwide phone scam we are experiencing locally at an increasing level. In the last several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of complaints from individuals across Santa Barbara County who have received a phone call that appears to be coming directly from the Sheriff’s Office. ...

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Restricted Water Supply Conditions in Pismo Beach


The City of Pismo Beach has an ample water supply; however, in response to the Governor’s declaration of a Drought State of Emergency for the State of California, the Pismo Beach City Council voted to declare “Moderately Restricted Water Supply Conditions” with modified restrictions. The following restrictions are now in effect: • Use of water which results in excessive gutter ...

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Arrests Made Yesterday in Gang Related Crimes


On February 5, at about 5:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo County Gang Task Force and the Atascadero Police Department, assisted by the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED), Paso Robles Police Department, California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and CHP Air Operations, served a search warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Oak Street in Paso ...

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E-Waste Collection Drive


ECOSLO is hosting a community e-waste collection drive. Residents who drop off e-waste, such as inkjet cartridges, laser toner, and cell phones, will keep local landfills cleaner and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Each piece of acceptable waste donated to ECOSLO will raise money to help preserve and protect our environment.  Drop off e-waste (inkjet ...

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Atascadero City Fire Department Warns of Fraud


The Atascadero City Fire Department would like San Luis Obispo County residents to know that its members are not soliciting donations over the phone. The department has recently been made aware that several residents have been contacted by an unknown individual(s) asking for donations of money and equipment by phone. Community members are encouraged to never give any personal information ...

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SLO Skate Park Plans to Move Forward


After completing an extensive planning and approval process, the City of San Luis Obispo is moving forward with plans to build a new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park. Construction of the new SLO Skate Park is slated to begin in mid-summer 2014, with a projected grand opening in spring 2015. The approved SLO Skate Park consists of a ...

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Vandalism in Historic City Hall Fountain Restoration Project


The City of Atascadero was disappointed to find that one of the duck figurines, part of the Historic City Hall Fountain Restoration Project, was vandalized Monday night. A wing on one of the figures was snapped off and found in a nearby landscaped planter.  The four fountains and sculptures were fully restored with the Historic City Hall Project, and were ...

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Public is Asked to Help Locate Burglary Suspect


Public Assistance is requested to help Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies with the Rural Crimes Unit, locate a suspect wanted in connection with a series of burglaries at several farms in the unincorporated area of Santa Maria.  After more than a month-long investigation, Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people believed responsible for breaking into at least four farms in the area ...

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Three Arrested Following Burglary at Tajiguas Landfill


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three Los Angeles residents Monday night following a burglary at the Tajiguas Landfill located at 14470 Calle Real in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara. Sheriff’s deputies are attempting to locate the fourth suspect involved whom they also believe is from the Los Angeles area. At around 10:30 p.m. Monday night, Sheriff’s deputies responded ...

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New Measure to Report Persons Who Are Dangers to Themselves or Others


Responding to the facts revealed in a recent bipartisan audit of the California Department of Justice, Assembly Members Katcho Achadjian (San Luis Obispo) and Adam Gray (Merced) announced today that they have introduced AB 1591 to ensure that courts, upon determining a person to be a danger to themselves or others as a result of mental illness or disorder, will ...

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