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Backyard Burns Temporarily Authorized

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San Luis Obispo County – Due to recent rainfall, vegetation conditions have moderated the fire hazard such that Backyard Burn Permits will be temporarily authorized.  “Backyard” burning refers specifically to the burning of yard trimmings in residential backyards.  However, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of warm/dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect.   Therefore, backyard burning ... Read More »

Residents Must Be Cautious with Open Burning

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Open burning releases smoke and air pollution that may be harmful to public health, and residents must exercise caution when conducting burning operations.  Burning during windy or unsafe conditions frequently results in escaped fires and residents can receive misdemeanor citations and/or be billed for suppression costs. CAL FIRE and APCD urges residents to carefully follow the conditions stated on their ... Read More »

Delinquent Fine Phone Scam

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam that is being reported in the area. The Sheriff's Office has received a number of reports from people who have received a phone call that appears to be coming directly from the Sheriff's Office. The caller identifies themselves as a member of the Sheriff's Office and warns ... Read More »

Deadline to Run for Offices March 7th

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Anyone interested in running for one of the offices on the June 3, 2014 election must complete the necessary paperwork by the Friday, March 7th deadline. This deadline will extend to Wednesday, March 12th, if the incumbent for that office does not file by the March 7th deadline. This extension period will not apply for state offices in which the ... Read More »

Backyard Burn Permits Temporarily Authorized

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Due to recent rainfall, vegetation conditions have moderated the fire hazard such that Backyard Burn Permits will be temporarily authorized.  “Backyard” burning refers specifically to the burning of yard trimmings in residential backyards.  However, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of warm/dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect.   Therefore, backyard burning will only be authorized with ... Read More »

Caltrans and CHP Warn Motorists

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Due to a major storm on the way, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are reminding motorists to avoid any unnecessary trips and to drive safely tonight and through the weekend by taking the following steps: Reduce your speed in rainy, foggy and windy conditions. Motorists should be aware that spot flooding may occur at any time along any ... Read More »

Coroner Releases Cause of Death For Two in Traffic Collision

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The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the cause of death for the two men involved in a fatal traffic collision in Paso Robles on 2-26-14. Investigators list the cause of death for 26-year-old Jeremy Nathanial Martin of Grover Beach and 24-year-old Christopher Micheal Medina of Paso Robles as multiple blunt force trauma injuries. ... Read More »

Fatal Traffic Accident on SR-154

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On Wednesday afternoon, a fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-154 westbound, just west of San Antonio Creek Road.  The collision involved a Hyundai Sedan, which struck the embankment adjacent the dirt shoulder north of the roadway.  The passenger side of the Hyundai collided with the front of a Lexus traveling westbound at the same location.  The Hyundai was facing southbound ... Read More »

Phone Scam Preys on Elderly Residents

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department has responded to several calls from elderly residents who have been defrauded of thousands of dollars in what is commonly called the “Grandparent Scam.” In these types of scams, suspects will call an elderly victim and claim to be a grandchild, nephew, niece, or other relative. The suspects will tell the victim that they ... Read More »

Two Fatal Accidents Yesterday

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Two fatal accidents to tell you about. Two people were killed when their car passed in front of a pickup truck on Union Road and Highway 41 yesterday afternoon. People in the pickup might have been injured. Paso P.D. is investigating.    A little earlier Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a head-on vehicle accident on Highway 154, 1/4 ... Read More »

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