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Judy Salamacha’s Monday Tribune Column


Los Osos and Cayucos Holiday Happenings   One of my favorite events of the year is Needs ‘N Wishes in Los Osos. First at 10 on LOVR is the funky Christmas Parade hosted by the Los Osos Baywood Chamber of Commerce, the heme this year is Christmas Under Construction to celebrate or debunk the installation of the sewer project that ...

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Fatal Accident Involving Potentially Hazardous Materials on Highway 154


At 5:35 this morning, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a single vehicle accident, located on Highway 154, north of San Antonio Creek Road. SBC FD responded two engines, a HazMat Unit and a battalion chief to the scene.  SBCFD was assisted by Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, American ...

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Suspect Apprehended After Barricaded Standoff


Yesterday about 7 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies responded to reports of shots being fired at the Pismo Sands RV Park in Oceano. When Deputies arrived, they heard a gun shot, and located a man who had barricaded himself inside a motor home. Based on information at the scene, deputies believed the man to be armed. Part of ...

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Drug Bust Update


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing updated figures regarding the narcotics raid that was conducted on Wednesday. Approximately $66,000 in cash was seized from the different locations where search warrants were issued. Investigators confiscated seven and half ounces of heroin with a street value of approximately $10,000. That's in addition to the 2 1/4 pounds of heroin ...

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Compromise Reached on Paso Robles Groundwater Basin


PRO Water Equity and the Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions (PRAAGS) have each been working towards a governance structure to manage the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin which ensures that the basin is stabilized and sustained for the benefit of all.  After months of discussions, these groups of local landowners have been able to find common ground on formation ...

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Prado Day Center Will Remain Open Through Weekend


Due to current weather reports we have extended hours of operation.  Prado Day Center will remain open continuously through the weekend, closing on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Volunteers and donations of ground coffee, disposable plates, cups, and utensils are appreciated.

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Five Month Investigation Results in Large Drug Bust


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is announcing the results of a five month investigation into a major narcotics operation dealing with trafficking and sales of large amounts of heroin in the county. The Sheriff's Special Operations Unit, consisting of the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit and Gang Task Force coordinated the operation with assistance from the San Luis Obispo, Pismo ...

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High Approval Rating for Jerry Brown


Jerry Brown could be a shoo-in for a second term as governor of California.  The latest Field Poll gives him a 58-percent approval rating, up seven-points since July to the highest approval rating this term.  Only 33-percent disapprove of Democrat Brown's job performance.  Brown hasn't said whether he'll run again, but the poll shows he would beat his closest competitor, ...

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Investigation Pending in Officer Involved Shooting


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol are conducting a joint investigation into an officer involved shooting that occurred on December at approximately 8:00 p.m., in the area of Patterson Avenue and Agana Drive. Shortly before 8, the California Highway Patrol issued a BOL (be on the lookout for) a wrong-way driver in the area of ...

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Controlled Burn Between Cambria and Cayucos


A prescribed burn at Harmony Headlands State Park is scheduled today, weather permitting. The park is west of Highway 1 between Cambria and Cayucos. Firefighters will burn about 195 acres of grassland as part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management.  

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