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Man Wielding Knife Arrested By Off Duty Officer


On December 30, 2013 at approximately 7:20 PM 41-year-old John Ensor from Bakersfield was in an altercation with several males near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro in San Luis Obips. Ensor allegedly pulled a knife out and held it over his head in a threatening manner. An off duty officer was walking with his family and saw this incident ...

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Mysterious Crop Circle Removed by Land Owner


The elaborate crop circle that appeared in farmland south of San Francisco is gone. KSBW-TV reported the owner of the land ordered a crew to plow the field under to keep hundreds of curiosity seekers away. How the intricate design got there in the first place is still a mystery. A photographer took a picture of the giant crop circle ...

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Two Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully


Juan Miguel Bejar was arrested on Saturday night, December 28, 2013, in the City of Ventura after an approximate two hour standoff with the Ventura Police Department’s S.W.A.T team. Ventura Police Officers attempted to contact Bejar in the 100 block of West Simpson Street shortly before midnight. During the contact officers heard a possible gunshot from inside the residence prompting ...

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Man Arrested For Brandishing Knife In Public


On December 30, 2013 at approximately 7:20 PM John Ensor was in an altercation with several males near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro. Ensor pulled a knife out and held it over his head in a threatening manner. An off duty officer was walking with his family and saw this incident unfold. The off duty officer saw a threat ...

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Fire Engines Respond To Vegetation Fire In Atascadero


There was a vegetation fire on Graves Creek Road in Atascadero yesterday afternoon about 1:44.  First arriving engines found approximately a ½ acre of grass on fire with no threat to structures. It took 10 minutes to contain the fire and 45 minutes for mop up and investigation. There were no injuries. The fire originated in an open field utilized ...

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Fire Started By Illegal Barbecue Threatened Storage Buildings


And a fire started by an illegal barbecue Monday night threatened to set ablaze storage buildings on the 2200 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. Fire officials arrived on scene just after 7. Firefighters arrived to find a blaze at the base of very large tree adjacent to multiple single-story storage buildings. Ground crews doused overhanging branches with water and ...

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AAA San Luis Obispo Offers Free Tow Services To Drivers For New Year’s Eve


AAA in San Luis Obispo County is offering  Tipsy Tow services to all drivers, membership not required on New Year's Eve/morning from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," ...

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Mysterious Crop Circles Found In Salinas Valley


Space aliens may have landed in the Salinas Valley. Two friends driving on Chualar Canyon Road Sunday afternoon witnessed green, flashing lights on the horizon and posted their experience on YouTube. A photographer took a picture of giant crop circles found in the same area yesterday morning after flying over the farm by coincidence. As of last night, no one ...

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Paso Robles Police Department Traffic Enforcement Statistics


The Paso Robles Police Department held an “AVOID the 14” DUI/CDL traffic enforcement checkpoint on Saturday, December 28  from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. in the 1300 block of Spring Street in the City of Paso Robles. During the hours of operation, 275 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with officers screening 211 drivers. 2 motorists were issued traffic citations for ...

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Representative Capps To Hold Press Conference On Bipartisan Bill


Rep. Lois Capps today will hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan bill she authored that will protect firefighters, many of them local. The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, which Capps introduced with Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-07), would help federal fire fighters harmed through the hazards of their service obtain disability benefits the same way local firefighters do. This ...

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