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VFB Launches 1st Missile This Year


Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say an unarmed Minuteman III test missile launched yesterday morning. The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday morning, but was delayed due to range safety instrumentation issues. It is traveling 4,200 miles across the Pacific, and is the first this year in a series of periodic launches to ensure the intercontinental missile force is reliable. ...

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Well-Marked Addresses Critical For Emergency Responders


When a person dials 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers are trained to send first responders to the emergency as fast as possible.  This help might be for a person having a heart attack or stroke, it may be for a child who is choking or drowning, it could be a house or a wildland fire, it may even be a home burglary ...

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Atascadero Reserve Firefighter To Be Recognized For Years Of Service


On Tuesday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m., in front of the Atascadero City Council and his friends and family, Reserve Firefighter Frank Sommers will be recognized for his 35 years of service to the citizens of Atascadero. The Atascadero City Council will present Sommers with joint resolutions regarding his long-time service to the community. The recognition will take place at ...

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Two Grover Beach Police Officers Receive “Life Saving Award”


At the Grover Beach City Council meeting, May 20, Officer Reggie Bio and Sergeant Angelo Limon from the Grover Beach Police Department were recognized for receiving a “Life Saving Award” for their outstanding efforts that occurred in April 2013.  On Sunday, April 21, 2013 at about 1:41 p.m., Officer Reggie Bio and Sergeant Angelo Limon were dispatched to the 300 ...

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Accident Near Mustang Village Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital


A motorcyclist is injured after a traffic collision with a SUV near the Mustang Village Apartment Complex in San Luis Obispo.  It happened yesterday at 4:50 p.m. Officials say 21-year-old Philip Jones was riding westbound on Foothill Boulevard passing Mustang Village as an 18-year-old driver of an SUV traveling Eastbound on Foothill was making a left-turn into Mustang Village and ...

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VAFB Delays Missile Launch Again


Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say a Minuteman III missile launch will be postponed until tomorrow morning. It was originally scheduled to launch this morning. The delay is due to a range safety instrumentation issue. The missile will travel 4,200 miles across the Pacific, and is one in a series of periodic launches to ensure the intercontinental missile force is ...

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Competency Trial For Man Charged With Murder Postponed


A competency trial for an Atascadero man charged with murder is postponed until July 18th.  According to the District Attorney’s Office it was postponed yesterday, because his attorney needed more time to prepare. 43-year-old John Barrett is one of four people who were charged in the August 2011 murder of 55-year-old Robert Uyeno. Uyeno’s body was found beaten and stabbed, ...

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Wild Land Fire Near Cayucos Contained


Cal Fire says the fire near Cayucos burned 35 acres of wild land. It started yesterday afternoon and was contained at 6:40 p.m. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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Police Pursuit From Oceano To Santa Maria Ends In Crash And Arrest


Yesterday at 6:20, starting at 19 and Paso Robles streets in Oceano, deputies pursued a vehicle that was being driven by Jeanne Sepeda, who was wanted for a felony warrant. Sepeda and her passenger, Steven Vega, fled from deputies through Oceano, Nipomo, and onto Highway 101 south towards Santa Maria.  CHP and Santa Maria Police took over the pursuit there. ...

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Special Election Ballots Mailed Today


The ballots for the San Luis Obispo Special Election will be sent out today.  Voters should check their mailboxes. Three people are in the race for the open seat, which became available when Andrew Carter left for the City of Guadalupe. Paul Brown is a police officer in Guadalupe. Carlyn Christianson is a planning commissioner for San Luis Obispo County. ...

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