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Prescribed Burn Today In Atascadero Part Of Training Exercise


The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in cooperation with local landowners and San Luis Obispo County APCD will be conducting a 25-acre prescribed burn today at the eastern end of Santa Clara Road in southeast Atascadero.    The burn is being conducted as a training exercise to provide fire crews with the opportunity to use live fire and gain ...

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Vandals Break Stained-Glass Windows At Los Osos Church


On Sunday about 4 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of vandalism at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on 2050 Palisades Avenue in Los Osos. Seven stained glass windows and three other windows had been broken at the church.  Damage is estimated at approximately $40,000.   A witness reported seeing two young men in the ...

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Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested In Paso Robles


On Saturday, at approximately 10:00pm, detectives assigned to the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49yrs, of Paso Robles for possession of narcotics for sales. SET detectives initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Sanchez along the 2000 block of Riverside and subsequently utilized a PRPD canine to help search the car.  The canine alerted ...

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Burglars Caught On Camera Stealing From Santa Barbara Construction Site


At around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a construction site in the 4300 block of Marina Drive in Hope Ranch.  A security company, hired to watch the site where a home was being built, noticed suspicious activity on its surveillance cameras.  The cameras detected two suspects in a gold van illegally entering the ...

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High Speed Pursuit From Buellton To Montecito Ends In Arrest


On Friday, June 7 a high speed vehicle pursuit ensued on US-101 southbound following a Buellton CHP enforcement stop attempt, which involved a 2013 Chrysler 300S being driven in excess of the maximum 65 MPH speed limit.  The driver of the Chrysler, later identified as Juan Francisco Rodriguez Jr. of Oxnard, fled from pursuing CHP Officers at speeds in excess ...

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Explosion Causes Fire In Atascadero Industrial Complex


Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused an explosion at an industrial plant on Sycamore Road in Atascadero Friday afternoon. The explosion caused a major fire which took two hours to put out. Nobody was injured. First arriving engines found the approximately 7000 square feet industrial complex fully involved with heavy fire and smoke conditions already coming through ...

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SLO And Atascadero Police Search For Suspects In Two Different Robberies


Police are looking for suspects in two separate robberies.  On Friday the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a 911 call regarding a robbery that just occurred at Pita Pit Restaurant, located at 858 Foothill. The reporting party stated a male subject entered the location, motioned like he had a weapon in his sweatshirt pocket and demanded the money from ...

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Today Is Hunger Awareness Day


​The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is holding the 6th annual event in an effort to raise money and awareness of the ever-growing demand for food assistance in our county. The Food Bank hopes to raise $150,000 this year. An estimated 44,000 people in the county suffer from food insecurity, Food Bank officials said. More than 40 ...

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Police Search for Relatives Of Man Found Dead


​Police are searching for relatives of the 45-year-old man who was found dead behind a San Luis Obispo business Wednesday afternoon. The man’s identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin, Lt. John Bledsoe said Friday. Police say that they man appears to be homeless. Foul play is not suspected, but the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone ...

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