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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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SLO Noor Clinic Looking for Flu Sufferers to Participate in Study


The SLO Noor Clinic is looking for people who have the flu to participate in a research study. Adults who believe they have signs or symptoms of the flu are encouraged to call the SLO Noor Clinic at (805) 439-1797 to participate. Eligible individuals will be compensated for their participation.

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Arroyo Grande Man Charged with Robbing Bank Killed in Car Crash


An Arroyo Grande man charged with robbing a Santa Maria bank was killed in a motor home crash Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol says 56-year-old Arthur McClay Watkins died when the RV he was driving plunged off Highway 1 near Ragged Point around 2:30 p.m. The Wells Fargo on East Main Street in Santa Maria is the bank that …

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Stabbing Suspect Arrested Without Incident


On February 02, at approximately 8:24pm, the Paso Robles Police Department received a 911 call from the 1000 block of Pioneer Trail in Paso Robles where a female caller reported two roommates were fighting, one had a knife, and medics were needed. Officers arrived on scene to find the occupants of the residence cleaning up a large amount of blood …

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