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Retaining Wall Construction on Highway 1 is Underway

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A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point ...

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Victim Identified in Fatal Car Accident

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The California Highway Patrol says the man killed in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Morro Bay this weekend is Thomas Mercer, 77, of Templeton. The crash happened Saturday at around 2:00 p.m. on Highway 41, east of Mission Drive. Three others were injured. Mercer died after being hit head on.

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Phone Scam in Atascadero

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Throughout the day yesterday, police dispatch center received numerous calls about a phone scam in Atascadero. In this scam, the caller will talk to the potential victim, or leave a message. The scam caller will call several times in some instances. The potential victims answer the phone or return the call. The scammer will talk to the potential victim and ...

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Heatstroke is a Serious Concern For Pets and Children This Summer

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It’s called hyperthermia or heatstroke, and it can happen faster than you ever imagined. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that children or animals left inside a vehicle, can quickly overheat, resulting in devastating injuries, permanent brain damage or death. More than 600 children have died in the U.S. that way since 1990. It is never OK to ...

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Fire Crews Contained Small Fire in Cambria Yesterday

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Fire crews have contained a small spot fire that broke out in Cambria yesterday afternoon. CAL FIRE said the fire at 3080 Santa Rosa Creek Road near Main St. was contained around 6 p.m. Air tankers were on scene and other resources were called in to help fight the fire. Officials are trying to determine the cause and the size of the blaze.

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Police Have Yet to Release Identify of Victim in Fatal Accident

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Police have yet to release the identity of a 77-year-old Templeton man who died in a three car accident on Highway 41 on Saturday. The crash injured an additional three people. Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Bundren was driving his Ford Fusion west on 41 when he swerved into the oncoming lane and hit the Templeton man driving a Mercury Grand Marquis. A ...

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Arrest Made in Alleged Child Abuse Case

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On Wednesday, July 29, at approximately 7:17PM the Paso Robles Police Department was contacted by a social worker from SLO County Child Welfare Services regarding a child who was being treated for significant injuries at a hospital in Madera. The initial report indicated that this two year old female child had initially been treated at Twin Cities Community Hospital on ...

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Santa Maria Police Investigate Woman’s Death

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Santa Maria police are investigating a woman’s death. A 67-year-old woman has died from injuries caused by a violent sexual assault. Officers arrested 29 year old Victor Aureliano Martinez of Santa Maria on July 24, after the woman reported the assault to police. She was assaulted at her home on North Dejoy about 10 pm. Santa Maria police found Martinez ...

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Widening of Highway 46 Continues

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The widening of Hwy. 46 East from Almond Drive to McMillan Canyon Road (State Route 41) will continue with a grind and pave operation beginning Monday, Aug. 3 through Friday morning Aug. 7 during the overnight hours from 7 pm until 6:30 am.  Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 20 minutes. This project will improve Hwy. 46 East from ...

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Stolen Truck Recovered Without Incident

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On Thursday July 30 at approximately 12:40pm, the Paso Robles Police Department took a crime report involving a 1969 General Motors pickup truck stolen from a parking lot along the 2800 block of Riverside Ave, Paso Robles. The victim reported that he had parked the truck in the lot around 9:30am that morning. When he returned a few hours later, ...

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