Local News

Fatal Accident on Highway 246

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The Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team is investigating a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred December 7, 2015, just before 7:00 p.m. in Buellton.  A 41-year-old Buellton man was attempting to cross Highway 246 at La Lata Drive when he was struck by a 2005 brown GMC Sierra pick-up truck traveling westbound on Highway 246.  The accident is under …

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Morro Bay to Launch Initiative to Clean Up Areas Occupied by Transients

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On December 10, Dynegy and the City of Morro Bay will launch an initiative to clean up Dynegy owned and surrounding public lands that have been illegally occupied by transients. The cleanup, which is needed for safety and environmental purposes, will cover a large amount of land including the area around Morro Creek that could be subject to localized flooding …

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Environmental Groups Filed Lawsuits Against Federal Regulators

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Environmental groups have filed lawsuits against federal regulators for allegedly refusing to release information regarding oil pipelines in the Tri-Counties. The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara Channelkeepers sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on May 22. PHMSA has yet to fulfill the FOIA requests, according to the complaint. PHMSA officials …

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Thief Steals Christmas Tree From Grover Beach Business

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On Friday, December 4th, the Grover Beach Police Department took a theft report from a local business. According to an employee of the Automotive Service Center which is located at 583 W. Grand Ave. in Grover Beach, an unknown male suspect stole a decorative Christmas tree from in front of the store. The theft occurred overnight and was captured on …

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California Farmers Uniting in Response to Water Shortages

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In responding to water shortages, forming new groundwater management agencies, and engaging in political advocacy, California farmers and ranchers must unite and cooperate as never before, according to California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger. Wenger spoke during the opening general session of the 97th CFBF Annual Meeting in Reno yesterday. The past year has been challenging, Wenger said, as …

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Allan Hancock College Will Host Ceremony For Law Enforcement Academy Class #109

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After they combined to run 1,120 miles, performed 57,100 pull-ups and fired nearly 50,000 rounds of ammunition, 16 recruits will soon see their hard work pay off. Allan Hancock College will host the graduation ceremony for Law Enforcement Academy Class #109 on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be the first law enforcement training academy graduation held …

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Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Announces Retirement

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Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Dave Cash  yesterday announced his plan to retire, effective July 10, 2016.  He began his tenure as superintendent on July 1, 2011.Throughout the past 4 ½ years, Dr. Cash’s leadership has been focused on (1) improving student learning outcomes by shifting the district to a new state of teaching and learning that stimulates curiosity …

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No Cases of Bacterial Meningitis in Almost a Year

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The County of San Luis Obispo’s Public Health Department wants to make the public aware that there have been no cases of bacterial meningitis in our county or in residents of our county since January 2015. This over the news that a Cal Poly student, Nicholas Reid Brown, who died suddenly at his home over the Thanksgiving holiday. The report …

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Fire Chief Robert Lewin Announces His Retirement

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CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire Chief Robert Lewin has announced his retirement after 37 years in the fire service. His last day of service will be December 18, 2015. Chief Lewin has been the County Fire Chief for the last five years. He will begin working for the County of Santa Barbara on January 4th, 2016 as an Emergency …

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Cal Poly Police Arrest Student on Charges of Felony Threats and Hate Crime Charges

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Cal Poly University Police on Friday arrested a university student on felony threats and hate crime charges in connection with a death threat made earlier in the week against a leader of the SLOSolidarity student group. “I am pleased to report that our University Police Department has pursued this incident diligently and that we identified the person we believe to …

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