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Fire Engines Respond To Vegetation Fire In Atascadero


There was a vegetation fire on Graves Creek Road in Atascadero yesterday afternoon about 1:44.  First arriving engines found approximately a ½ acre of grass on fire with no threat to structures. It took 10 minutes to contain the fire and 45 minutes for mop up and investigation. There were no injuries. The fire originated in an open field utilized …

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Fire Started By Illegal Barbecue Threatened Storage Buildings


And a fire started by an illegal barbecue Monday night threatened to set ablaze storage buildings on the 2200 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. Fire officials arrived on scene just after 7. Firefighters arrived to find a blaze at the base of very large tree adjacent to multiple single-story storage buildings. Ground crews doused overhanging branches with water and …

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AAA San Luis Obispo Offers Free Tow Services To Drivers For New Year’s Eve


AAA in San Luis Obispo County is offering  Tipsy Tow services to all drivers, membership not required on New Year's Eve/morning from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," …

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Mysterious Crop Circles Found In Salinas Valley


Space aliens may have landed in the Salinas Valley. Two friends driving on Chualar Canyon Road Sunday afternoon witnessed green, flashing lights on the horizon and posted their experience on YouTube. A photographer took a picture of giant crop circles found in the same area yesterday morning after flying over the farm by coincidence. As of last night, no one …

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Paso Robles Police Department Traffic Enforcement Statistics


The Paso Robles Police Department held an “AVOID the 14” DUI/CDL traffic enforcement checkpoint on Saturday, December 28  from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. in the 1300 block of Spring Street in the City of Paso Robles. During the hours of operation, 275 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with officers screening 211 drivers. 2 motorists were issued traffic citations for …

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Representative Capps To Hold Press Conference On Bipartisan Bill


Rep. Lois Capps today will hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan bill she authored that will protect firefighters, many of them local. The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, which Capps introduced with Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-07), would help federal fire fighters harmed through the hazards of their service obtain disability benefits the same way local firefighters do. This …

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SLO County On Silver Screen Series Continues Through January


The SLO County on the Silver Screen series continues in January with another Hollywood movie filmed locally. In the winter of 2001, mega stars Sandra Bullock (Gravity, The Blind Side) and a very young Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines) were in San Luis Obispo County shooting Barbet Schroeder’s murder/mystery, MURDER BY NUMBERS. Locals can see it again …

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Water Advisory For Dangerous Rip Currents


Central and Northern California boaters and beach goers are being warned about dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves.Coast Guard spokesperson Rachel Polish says the warning extends from the Oregon-California border to San Luis Obispo. Polish says also avoid taking small children and pets near surf zones and low-lying areas.  

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Paso Robles Police To Hold DUI Checkpoint This Saturday


The Paso Robles Police Department will hold an “AVOID the 14” DUI/CDL traffic enforcement checkpoint Saturday, December 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the City of Paso Robles.   All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. The goal of the checkpoint is to make the roadways safer …

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Fire Breaks Out At Grover Beach Inn


A fire occurred at the Grover Beach Inn on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday afternoon about 4:30. Five Cities Fire says it broke out in the laundry area.   The hotel serves as a long term residence for disadvantaged individuals.   Investigators are still looking into the cause.  

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