Local News

Vehicle and Bicycle Collision Hit and Run


On January 22 at approximately 11:15 in the morning, SLOPD officers were dispatched to a traffic collision between a vehicle and bicyclist on Tank Farm Rd near the entrance to the Marigold Shopping Center. The bicyclist, 68-year-old Ernie Brink of San Luis Obispo, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Sierra Vista hospital by paramedics where he was admitted. The …

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Search Continues After Plane Crash


On 1-22-14, Sheriff Parkinson met with members of the Sheriff's Dive Team and Marine Enforcement Unit to evaluate continuing the search for a plane that crashed off the coast of Oceano. Because of the dangerous sea conditions at the crash site, the Sheriff has suspended the search for the plane that went down on 1-14-14. Those rough conditions are expected …

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Air Quality Alert Has Been Issued for Paso Robles and Atascadero


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality, which is expected to continue throughout the week.  An Air Quality Alert has been issued for Paso Robles and Atascadero, where PM2.5 is forecasted to exceed the Federal PM2.5 standard. Stagnant weather conditions are allowing air …

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San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools Steps Down


Dr. Julian Crocker, the San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools is stepping down. He said he will not seek re-election at the end of his term in January 22015. Crocker was first elected in 1998 and has been at the post since then.

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Lois Capps to Run For Re-Election


U.S. Representative Lois Capps will run for re-election. Capps became congresswoman in 1998, not long after the death of her husband, Congressman Walter Capps.  She represents California's 24th District, which includes all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, as well as parts of Ventura County.

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San Luis Ranch Plans Have Been Submitted to City


The Dalidio property is shedding its old identity as new vision takes shape for this long contested planning area. Preliminary plans for the proposed project – which has been renamed San Luis Ranch – were submitted to the city recently. At last night’s meeting, the City Council supported recommendations from the Planning Commission and the Land Use and Circulation Elements …

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Man Trapped In Burning Building Rescued By Firefighters


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 1185 Foothill Road #11 in the City of San Luis Obispo at 3:42 yesterday morning. The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found heavy smoke showing from the second and third story of an approximately 1000 square foot …

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Divers Still On The Lookout For Downed Airplane Near Oceano


Maybe later this week, says the SLO County Sheriff’s Office. That’s when it will be decided whether divers will go back into the waters of Oceano where a small airplane with two people aboard went down last week. No bodies have been recovered, nor has the Morrisey 2150 that crashed into the ocean Tuesday afternoon south of the Pismo Beach …

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Transient Arrested In Santa Maria For Burglary


A transient well known in San Luis Obispo County has been arrested in Santa Maria on burglary charges. Santa Maria police arrested 35-year-old Ryan Antone Dutra who was loitering near a business on South Broadway about 1:30 this morning. Officers say they found evidence linking Dutra to the commercial burglary of the business. Dutra was booked in Santa Barbara County …

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Power Restored To Customers Near San Luis High School


Power has been fully restored to nearly 3,000 customers near San Luis High School and Highway 1after their power went out yesterday morning. An investigation revealed the cause to be a malfunction with a connector that caused a power line to fail.

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