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Pismo Beach City Council Votes Unanimously To Accept Gift From Clifford Chapman

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At its December 3 meeting the Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously to accept Clifford Chapman’s gracious gift of the Chapman Estate to the City of Pismo Beach. In doing so, it directed the City Manager and City Attorney to take all steps necessary to transfer the title of the Chapman Estate to the City. Those efforts are now underway. ... Read More »

Representative Lois Capps Announces Unified Emergency Response Framework

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Yesterday, Rep. Lois Capps announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a new, unified emergency response framework to address Huanglongbing (HLB), a serious citrus disease affecting several U.S. states, including California. The framework will allow USDA and its partners to coordinate resources, share information and develop strategies to better combat HLB. There is currently no cure for HLB, ... Read More »

New Chief Executive Officer Named At Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

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Joseph DeSchryver, 43, has been named Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He replaces Candace Markwith, who retired after nearly nine years at Sierra Vista. His appointment is effective December 29, 2013.   For the past eight years DeSchryver has been Sierra Vista’s Chief Operating Officer where he had oversight of the hospital’s day to day operations ... Read More »

Several Packages Stolen In Morro Bay Area

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Over a three-day period, from December 13 to 16, several packages left at residences in Morro Bay by delivery companies were stolen from the front porches after they were left by delivery employees. It is likely that the suspect(s) followed the delivery trucks around and stole the packages after they were left at each residence. As of this date, there ... Read More »

Santa Maria Resident Arrested After Attempting to Bring Drugs into Jail

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A Santa Maria resident, 25 year old Banesa Gutierrez, whose boyfriend is one of the suspects in the Anthony Ibarra murder trial, was arrested on December 17, for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Santa Barbara County Jail and for child endangerment. The service of the search warrant and subsequent arrest of Gutierrez was the culmination of a month long ... Read More »

Pfeiffer Fire Almost 90% Contained

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Fire crews continue to make headway on a more than 900-acre wildfire near Big Sur. At last report, the "Pfeiffer Fire" was almost 90% contained with full containment expected by 6:00 this evening. The blaze has consumed more than 20 homes with dozens of area residents still under evacuation orders. The cause is believed to be an illegal campfire on ... Read More »

Lois Capps To Take Tour of Main Street Produce

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Today, Rep. Lois Capps will meet with the owners of Main Street Produce and take a tour of their business. Main Street Produce cools, packages, and ships strawberries and broccoli grown by their sister company, Main Street Farms. Weather permitting, Capps will also tour the farming fields. “Agriculture is one of the main drivers of the Central Coast economy,” Capps ... Read More »

Reward Offered for Information on Vandals in Grover Beach

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There is now a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalism and theft in Grover Beach. On Sunday December 1, at about 3:43 a.m. a Grover Beach Police Officer on patrol discovered a vehicle with a shattered window in the 300 block of South 13th Street. Further investigation revealed multiple vehicles in the ... Read More »

Air Quality Alert Issued Due to Pfeiffer Fire

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The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and Health Department informs individuals that an air quality alert has been issued due to the potential impacts from the Pfeiffer Wild Land Fire near Big Sur. Due to changing winds and weather conditions, it is difficult to predict which areas of the county may be most affected by smoke from ... Read More »

DUI Checkpoints Part of Holiday Crackdown

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Several Central Coast police departments are holding DUI checkpoints Friday as part of the holiday DUI crackdown in Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. The checkpoints will be from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.   Read More »

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