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Lucia Mar Unified School District Define District Goals


Administrators in the Lucia Mar Unified School District have been working on both a strategic plan to better define three- to five- year district goals and a $2.1 million project to translate those goals to instructional changes underscored as part of a statewide shift to Common Core State Standards.

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New Traffic Signals to be Installed


New traffic signals are planned for Oak Park Boulevard to protect vehicles turning left onto West Branch Street and left onto the northbound Highway 101 onramp in Arroyo Grande.

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Kristen Barneich Voted New City Council Member


On Tuesday of this week, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously to appoint Kristen Barneich to fill the vacant position the council. The position became available when Caren Ray resigned in October after being appointed by the Governor to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.   Ms. Barneich has previously served the City on the City’s Planning ...

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Garage Fire in Paso Robles


On Wednesday, November 13, at 11:37 AM, two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 212 Oak Meadow Lane in Paso Robles. Firefighters arriving at scene found smoke issuing from the garage of a single family residence. Firefighters immediately stretched fire attack hose lines inside the garage to control the fire. ...

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Woman Identified in Fatal Car Accident


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the woman who was fatally injured in a traffic collision on Monday, November 11, on Cathedral Oaks Road in the City of Goleta.  The decedent is 59 year old Shuguang Lui of Beijing, China.  She was pushing a baby stroller across the street when she was struck and killed ...

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Brandon Henslee Sentenced to 27 Years to Life


The Cambria man 23-year old Brandon Henslee who killed his half-brother with a screwdriver and baseball bat in their home last year was sentenced on yesterday morning to 27 years to life in prison for murdering his half-brother, 20-year old Tyler Hanks. Henslee's mother and aunt said Henslee has a mental illness, and they pleaded to Judge Hensely will spend ...

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Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run Behind Bars


A man wanted in connection for the fatal hit and run that happened Friday in the Santa Ynez Valley is now behind bars. Twenty-eight –year-old Luis Diaz of Ventura, turned himself into police Wednesday. On Friday, 33-year-old Joseph Corcoran of Santa Cruz was killed when a car hit his motorcycle head on. Diaz was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

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Woman Hit While Crossing Street


A 53-year-old woman that was hit by a vehicle in Santa Maria last night suffered major injuries when she was hit be a car driven by Arturo Ramirez who failed to yield and hit the woman while she was in a crosswalk. The woman was crossing Broadway near Bunny with two relatives. Ramirez stopped and didn’t have a license. Ramirez ...

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String of Car Break-ins In Residential Areas


The Paso Robles Police Department received four reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles which occurred between Sunday and Monday, November 10th and 11th. All of these crimes took place in residential neighborhoods (Cheyenne Drive and Red River Drive) on the east side of the city during the overnight hours. Officers did collect evidence and the investigation is ongoing. It appears ...

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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Bust


Department officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Via Ramona. Subsequent to the stop officers arrested the vehicle’s six occupants for various drug related felony and misdemeanor crimes. Upon contact officers observed the car’s occupants were showing signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers also determined all the occupants were either on probation ...

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