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Pismo Beach Officials Travel to Garden Grove


On March 22, Pismo Beach Police Chief Jeff Norton, City Manager Jim Lewis, Mayor Shelly Higginbotham along with several police staff members travelled to Garden Grove CA to appear before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  For the past three years, the police department has been working towards its 2nd re-accreditation and 3rd Accreditation since 2004.  The …

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Major Injuries in Traffic Collision


On Wednesday, March 26 at approximately 7:24 AM, the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision in the 300 block of Santa Bella. Initial investigation revealed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Santa Bella struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street traveling northbound mid-block. The adult female pedestrian suffered major injuries and …

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Capps Demanded Immigration Reform


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with many of her colleagues, yesterday demanded that the House of Representatives vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill by signing a discharge petition on H.R. 15, the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. A near identical bill passed the Senate in June with extensive bipartisan support. A discharge petition is a …

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DUI Suspect Apprehended After CHP Chase


On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m. the California Highway Patrol received a call about a person swerving and almost colliding into other vehicle on U.S. 101 northbound north of Mariposa Reina. The vehicle turned around at Gaviota State Beach and headed southbound in an unsafe manner.  California Highway Patrol Officers positioned their fully marked black and white …

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National Tsunami Preparedness Week


In conjunction with National Tsunami Preparedness Week the County Office of Emergency Services is cooperating with the National Weather Service and other organizations to help spread the word related to March 23 – 29 being Tsunami Preparedness Week, including information on a test of the tsunami warning system on March 26. Officials will be testing the tsunami warning system in …

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Training At Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts


If you hear something that sounds like war games in northern San Luis Obispo County, there’s good reason for it. More than 2,000 troops from Camp Pendleton in southern California are training at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts. They are training for real life situations. The fort will be closed during the exercises.

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Man Arrested After Trying to Sell Weed to Police Officer


Police arrested a Santa Barbara man on Sunday who they say tried to sell marijuana to a police officer. Jeffrey Carpenter, 28, faces charges of possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. The Santa Barbara Police Department said officers had been investigating the sale of marijuana to Santa Barbara High School students. An officer obtained the cell phone …

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CAPSLO Expresses Anger Toward Supervisor Adam Hill


CAPSLO, the Community Action Partnership for SLO County which oversees the homeless situation at the Prado Day Center and the Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter, is really angry about comments made by Supervisor Adam Hill last week after three top staff workers including his fiancée were demoted with less pay. Here is Hill’s statement: “Recent actions taken by CAPSLO senior …

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Verbal Threats Made at Elementary School


Friday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a verbal threat that was made against the students and staff at Creston Elementary School. The threat was left on the school's answering machine. The threat was assessed and appropriate resources responded to the school campus and surrounding area. The investigation determined the threat was generalized and …

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Unauthorized Paint Crews in Paso Robles


The City of Paso Robles and the Paso Robles Police Department advise residents to be on the alert for unauthorized paint crews currently operating within the community. Subjects have been going door-to-door advising residents that they are city employees who will be painting the curb number for a fee. While some of these companies may have obtained business licenses to …

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