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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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Vandenberg Air Force Base Closes Beach Access Due To Shark Sighting


Vandenberg Air Force Base closed access to Surf Beach yesterday afternoon after someone reported a shark sighting in the area.   The gates letting people get to the beach through Ocean Park will be locked until 12 p.m. tonight  

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Santa Maria Man Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping A Woman


A Santa Maria man has been arrested after allegedly kidnapping a woman about 5:30 Tuesday evening. Forty one year old Daniel Espinoza is suspected of taking a woman and holding her against her will. Cops apprehended Espinoza and the woman hours later in his car in Arroyo Grande. She wasn’t hurt and he was booked into County Jail.

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Lompoc Woman Charged With Murder Due Back In Court Tomorrow


The Lompoc woman charged with murder after last week's deadly crash on Highway 246 that killed a former Santa Ynez Valley teacher is expected to be back in court tomorrow.   In her court appearance Monday, 37-year-old Rebecca Cristal Sandoval, did not enter a plea. Sandoval is charged with killing 68-year-old Linda Wall on December 19 near the Chumash Casino. …

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Police Find Panga Boat Near San Simeon


On Monday December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible Panga boat landing north of San Simeon. Deputies, State Parks and CHP responded to the location and found an abandoned Panga boat. It appears the off load was interrupted and the boat along with some narcotics were left behind. No arrests have been made …

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Significant Number Of Arrests During Anti-DUI Crackdown Since Friday


The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments since Friday December 13, 2013 in San Luis Obispo County.   From Friday December 13,  through Midnight Sunday December 22,  officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 59 individuals for driving under …

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Man Accused Of Holding Up RaboBank Scheduled For A Hearing Today


Bruce Valentine, who is accused of holding up RaboBank in Cambria last November, is scheduled for a pre-preliminary hearing today. And officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office say Arthur McClay Watkins, the Arroyo Grande man accused of robbing a Santa Maria Bank last month has posted bail. He is due back in court next month.  

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