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Former Sheriff Deputy Arrested On Suspicion Of Bank Robbery

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The man arrested in connection with the bank robbery at Rabobank in Cambria on November 7 is a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputy, according to law enforcement officials. Bruce Franklin Valentine, 70, of Paso Robles was arrested Wednesday, after investigators served a search warrant at his home.  Valentine was taken into custody without incident and transported to the San ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Cambria

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Yesterday, Detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office and Investigators with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's office served a search warrant at a home in the 4700 block of Egret Lane in Paso Robles. They arrested 70-year-old Bruce Franklin Valentine of Paso Robles for the armed bank robbery of the Rabobank in Cambria that occurred on ... Read More »

Library Remodeling Almost Underway

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After years of saving and raising funds, Morro Bay Friends of the Library are just inches away from having the money they need to begin major remodeling of the library building. Only $25,000 more is needed before work can begin on the $500,000 project, which will completely refurbish and redesign the interior of the 30-year-old facility at the corner of ... Read More »

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hears Community Concerns

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Those with major concerns about nuclear power and radioactive waste all got together last night at the Marriott Courtyard in San Luis Obispo to give imput on what do do with spent fuel at Diablo canyon. In attendance was Mothers for Peace, PG&E, the NRC, even representatives from the Chumash Indians. About 200 people attended the hearing gave the Nuclear ... Read More »

Cast Members of Little Giants Will be at Fair Oaks Theatre

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On Saturday, December 7 at 12 noon, several members of the LITTLE GIANTS cast will be at the Fair Oaks Theatre in Arroyo Grande for a screening of the popular 1994 family film. Shawna Waldron who played Becky “Icebox” O’Shea, Todd Bosley and Marcus Toji were all kids when the movie was shot in Arroyo Grande. They are looking forward ... Read More »

Atascadero Lake Sediment Removal is Complete

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The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce that work on the sediment removal at Atascadero Lake is complete. Viborg Construction from Paso Robles, together with numerous local trucking companies, completed the work that included the removal of nearly 10,000 cubic yards of sediment from the lake.   The project increased the depth of the south end of the lake ... Read More »

Lois Capps Requests Comprehensive Study on Fracking Effects

Rep. Lois Capps has sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking activities in federal waters off the coast of California until a comprehensive study is conducted to determine the impacts of fracking activities on the marine environment and public health. Requests ... Read More »

Food Trucks Have New Regulations

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The San Luis Obispo city council voted 3-2 last night to increase regulations on food trucks operating in the city. Currently food trucks and mobile vendors are now banned from residential zones at night.   Vendor trucks are also not allowed to operate on public streets where the speed limit is greater than 35 miles per hour. The council will ... Read More »

Dan Dow to Run for District Attorney

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Deputy DA Dan Dow says he's running for the post Gerald Shea is vacating, and that would be the position of District Attorney. Shea announced earlier this week he won't seek reelection when his term ends in January of 2015. Dow earned his law degree at Santa Clara University.    He has been a deputy district attorney in SLO County ... Read More »

District Attorney Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

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District Attorney Gerry Shea announced today his intention not to seek re-election for the term of office that will commence on January 6, 2015.   Shea became a Deputy District Attorney with the office in 1977, was elected District Attorney In June of 1998, and was re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010.   Shea said, "It is, and has been, ... Read More »

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