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Asian Citrus Psyllid Found in Residential Neighborhood

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The detection of a single adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in an insect trap within a residential neighborhood in the Laguna Lake area of San Luis Obispo has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food ...

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Guy Hackman Passes Away Unexpectedly

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San Luis Obispo radio legend Guy Hackman died yesterday morning unexpectedly. He apparently suffered a heart attack. Hackman was a radio fixture in the county for forty years as a broadcaster and radio station owner. He most recently owned KKJL but sold it last year. He was 66.

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Evacuation Order Near Santa Margarita Has Been Lifted

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The evacuation order for the Parkhill Fire Area near Santa Margarita has been lifted. Only residents are permitted in the fire area. Sheriff Deputies and CHP will continue to patrol the area and firefighters will remain at the fire  for several more days ensuring full containment and control of the fire. Residents must remain vigilant and be prepared to be evacuated ...

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Residential Fire Causes Heavy Damage

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On Saturday June 20 at 2:46 PM, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters responded to a reported single-family residential structure fire at 1827 Park Street in Paso Robles. Firefighters arrived at the scene in 4 minutes to discover a second unit to the rear of the main home heavily involved in fire extending to a nearby RV/motor home.   All ...

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DUI Investigation Into Collision That Landed One in Hospital

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Friday at approximately 6:04 PM officers responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the 600 block of Higuera. The vehicle was turning W/B onto Higuera from N/B Broad and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is currently being treated for his injuries. A DUI investigation was conducted at the scene ...

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Public Assistance Needed to Identify Driver Involved in Diesel Spill

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance to help identify the driver and the vehicle involved in a diesel spill that occurred in Buellton Friday. The Sheriff’s Office is releasing video surveillance in hopes that someone may recognize the vehicle and the driver. Through the course of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has learned that the ...

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Food Bank Coalition Receiving Shipments of Food Assistance

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As the hot, dry months approach and extreme drought continues to grip much of the state, the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County has received shipments of food assistance to distribute to households who have been affected by the drought. “Our community is feeling the impacts of the drought and this assistance will help families put food on ...

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SLOPD Releases Smartphone App

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San Luis Obispo Police Department is pleased to announce the release of a smartphone application. The free app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Android App Store, is now available for download onto smartphones and tablets. As handheld technology has become frequently utilized, SLOPD is pleased to offer another opportunity for connectivity with the community we serve. ...

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Two Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Drugs

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On June 18, 2015 at about 1:40 a.m., a police officer on patrol was alerted by his License Plate Reader System to a stolen vehicle parked in the 900 block of Mentone Ave. The officer made contact with the vehicle and its two occupants. With the assistance of other officers both occupants were detained for further investigation.  The investigation revealed ...

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SLO County Takes Steps to Reduce Water Use

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As the drought persists along the Central Coast and other areas of the state, the County of San Luis Obispo continues to take steps to reduce its own use of water on public property. Notably, San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation Department has met the 25 percent mandated reduction in water use, and in some cases, has far exceeded ...

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