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Growl Test Scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday

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There will be a growl test of early warning sirens on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Each of the 131 sirens throughout San Luis Obispo County will be tested for a period of a few seconds. This is only a test and no action is requested or required on the part of the public.   Read More »

Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial Vandalized

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Yesterday, at approximately 10:05 in the morning, Atascadero Police Officers were dispatched to the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, located at the intersection of Portola Road and Morro Road, regarding a vandalism/hit and run. A bystander observed a mid-1980’s red Chevrolet pickup truck drive through the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial grounds damaging several benches and lighting fixtures. The vehicle ... Read More »

Man Wielding Knife Arrested By Off Duty Officer

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On December 30, 2013 at approximately 7:20 PM 41-year-old John Ensor from Bakersfield was in an altercation with several males near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro in San Luis Obips. Ensor allegedly pulled a knife out and held it over his head in a threatening manner. An off duty officer was walking with his family and saw this incident ... Read More »

Mysterious Crop Circle Removed by Land Owner

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The elaborate crop circle that appeared in farmland south of San Francisco is gone. KSBW-TV reported the owner of the land ordered a crew to plow the field under to keep hundreds of curiosity seekers away. How the intricate design got there in the first place is still a mystery. A photographer took a picture of the giant crop circle ... Read More »

Two Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

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Juan Miguel Bejar was arrested on Saturday night, December 28, 2013, in the City of Ventura after an approximate two hour standoff with the Ventura Police Department’s S.W.A.T team. Ventura Police Officers attempted to contact Bejar in the 100 block of West Simpson Street shortly before midnight. During the contact officers heard a possible gunshot from inside the residence prompting ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Brandishing Knife In Public

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On December 30, 2013 at approximately 7:20 PM John Ensor was in an altercation with several males near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro. Ensor pulled a knife out and held it over his head in a threatening manner. An off duty officer was walking with his family and saw this incident unfold. The off duty officer saw a threat ... Read More »

Fire Engines Respond To Vegetation Fire In Atascadero

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There was a vegetation fire on Graves Creek Road in Atascadero yesterday afternoon about 1:44.  First arriving engines found approximately a ½ acre of grass on fire with no threat to structures. It took 10 minutes to contain the fire and 45 minutes for mop up and investigation. There were no injuries. The fire originated in an open field utilized ... Read More »

Fire Started By Illegal Barbecue Threatened Storage Buildings

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And a fire started by an illegal barbecue Monday night threatened to set ablaze storage buildings on the 2200 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. Fire officials arrived on scene just after 7. Firefighters arrived to find a blaze at the base of very large tree adjacent to multiple single-story storage buildings. Ground crews doused overhanging branches with water and ... Read More »

AAA San Luis Obispo Offers Free Tow Services To Drivers For New Year’s Eve

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AAA in San Luis Obispo County is offering  Tipsy Tow services to all drivers, membership not required on New Year's Eve/morning from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," ... Read More »

Mysterious Crop Circles Found In Salinas Valley

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Space aliens may have landed in the Salinas Valley. Two friends driving on Chualar Canyon Road Sunday afternoon witnessed green, flashing lights on the horizon and posted their experience on YouTube. A photographer took a picture of giant crop circles found in the same area yesterday morning after flying over the farm by coincidence. As of last night, no one ... Read More »

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