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Highway 101 On Ramp To Be Closed For Construction

A project to construct a median barrier along a five-mile section of U.S. Highway 101 from Los Berros Road to Fair Oaks Avenue will resume on Sunday night Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. with work on the bridge rails at Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande Creek and the Highway 101 Interchange at Brisco Road. There will be a ... Read More »

Highway Pursuit Ends In Suicide


Paso Robles, CA — A man the CHP was chasing along roadways in Monterey and San Luis Counties has succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  29-year-old Nathan Hamilton from Woodland Hills was pulled over by the CHP after leading them on a pursuit that started in Coalinga and ended on Highway 41 on the December 9. Before he could be ... Read More »

Yepez Found Guilty In Drive-By Shooting


A jury on Wednesday found Armando Yepez guilty in the drive-by shooting that killed 17-year-old Gabriel Salgado. The shooting happened last November on 21st street in Oceano. Another teenager was shot in the leg and survived. Armando Yepez was arrested during a traffic stop on Highway 101 in Nipomo in May. Salgado was a senior at Lopez High School in ... Read More »

SLO County Sheriff Aids In Large Scale Meth Bust


Paso Robles, CA — Police from San Diego to San Jose have broken up a large meth operation that included many arrests in Paso Robles. During Wednesday’s operation, the task force seized money and drugs with a street value of approximately $100,000.  All of the arrested belonged to various street gangs. The multiagency task force involved in the yearlong investigation ... Read More »

Apparent Suicide Pact Leaves Elderly Woman Dead And Husband In Jail


Los Osos, CA — An apparent suicide pact ended the life of one person and sent the other to jail.  On Monday, at approximately 11:26 p.m., Montana de Oro State Park Rangers made contact with the driver of a vehicle occupied by two people located near the dead end of Pecho Road in Montana De Oro State Park. Subsequent investigation ... Read More »

Driver Identified In Fatal Crash On Hwy 101

The CHP has identified the driver who was killed Tuesday after his pickup truck collided with a semi-truck.   The CHP says around 4:30 p.m., 25-year-old Bryden Reid from Nipomo was driving his Ford Ranger on Highway 101 south near Higuera Street when another driver changed lanes and hit the back of his truck, causing it to spin.  Reid's truck ... Read More »

Holiday Safe Driving Tips From The CHP


Don’t mix alcohol and driving.  If you’re going to celebrate with alcohol, have a designated driver targeted to get you home safely.  If you’re not going to drink, offer to be a designated driver for a friend or family member.    If you’re hosting a party, don’t have an “open bar” but have a person designated to serve and regulate ... Read More »

San Miguel Man Dies In Fatal Accident On 101

San Miguel, CA — A San Miguel man died in a roll over crash Monday night on Highway 101 north of San Marcos Road.  28-year-old Fernando Santiago was apparently driving under the influence of alcohol when he drove into the center median of the freeway, lost control of his Toyota 4-Runner, and rolled twice.   He was ejected from his ... Read More »

Atascadero Police Department To Host Public Forum


Atascadero, CA — The Atascadero Police Department will be hosting a Public Forum on Wednesday January 9, 2013 in the Atascadero City Council Chambers from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The Forum which is open to all residents and business owners who are concerned with issues involving crime, drugs, gang activity, graffiti or any other issue that impacts the quality ... Read More »

Capps, Waxman, And Hahn Express Growing Concern Over Panga Smuggling

San Luis Obispo, CA — Congresswoman Lois Capps. Along with Congressman Henry A. Waxman and Congresswoman Janice Hahn wrote to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to express their concern about increased panga boat smuggling on the California coast and to request a briefing with DHS officials to explore the federal role in our coast security.  Specifically, the ... Read More »

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