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30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

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ECOSLO hosted the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20th, from 9 AM to Noon. Based on preliminary results from   Site Captain volunteers, there was less trash and marine debris on the beaches this year than last year. Over 1050 volunteers picked up over 3,600 pounds of trash and recyclables on over 56 miles of San Luis ... Read More »

Narcotics Search Warrant Served

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On Friday at approximately 1:00pm, Paso Robles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team Detectives served a narcotics related search warrant in the 700 block of Spring St. During the service of the warrant, a laptop computer was located that was identified as stolen property from a recent residential burglary that had occurred three days prior. A stolen credit card was also ... Read More »

Two Arrested in Fight Related Death

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On Thursday, Sheriff’s Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Sergio Aranda, 35, of Salinas and Travis Woolf, 36 of San Miguel in connection with the death of 54-year-old Alvaro Jaramillo Medrano of San Miguel. Medrano died during a fight with the suspects on Sept 7 outside the Elk Horn Bar in San Miguel. The suspects in this case are employed as ... Read More »

Animal Rescue Team Encourages Motorists to Look Out for Wildlife

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As the drought is drawing wildlife in search of food and water from remote areas to urban roads and highways, The Animal Rescue Team, Inc. (ART) is encouraging motorists to participate in California’s statewide “Watch Out for Wildlife” week by taking the following special precautions while driving: 1. Be alert when driving in wildlife areas, such as Highways 154 and ... Read More »

DUI Checkpoint Tonight

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The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday night, September 19, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. DUI checkpoints are conducted in specific locations of frequent impaired driving arrests.  Our goal is to deter impaired driving by apprehending the impaired drivers, and also ... Read More »

Phone Scam Targeting Santa Barbara County

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley alerts our community about an aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers in Santa Barbara County, as reported incidents of this crime rise locally and nationwide. Santa Barbara County residents reported callers falsely claiming to represent the IRS and warns people they are behind on their taxes and must make immediate payments to avoid ... Read More »

Capps Leads Another Fight Against Offshore Drilling

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has led yet another fight against an effort to expand offshore drilling in several sensitive areas nationwide, including the coasts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The bill, H.R. 2, passed on a largely partisan vote, 226-191. Capps offered four amendments to the bill to protect public health and coastal economies, but all amendments were blocked ... Read More »

NRC Denies Dissent From Inspector That Says Diablo Canyon is Vulnerable to Earthquakes

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Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied a dissent by the former chief inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, who said new seismic data show the plant may be vulnerable to earthquakes of greater magnitude than allowed by its license. On the same day, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. released a long-awaited seismic study that, like the NRC’s ruling, ... Read More »

Former President of a Cal Poly Frat to Appear in Court on Drug Charges

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Twenty-two-year-old Gear McMillan, the former president of the Cal Poly fraternity at the center of an alleged armed robbery is scheduled to be arraigned in court today on charges of drug possession and sales. San Luis Obispo Police arrested him after an alleged attempted armed robbery at the fraternity house by five Cal Poly football players who have all pleaded ... Read More »

One Person Injured After Amtrak Train Collided With Big Rig

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One person is injured after an Amtrak train collided with a big rig carrying a load of potatoes in San Ardo yesterday afternoon. A sheriff’s spokesman says the driver of the truck didn’t notice the train coming as he was trying to cross the tracks at Sergeant Canyon and Dead Man’s Gulch Roads. The train engineer tried to stop but ... Read More »

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