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Driver Warning for Busy Travel Weekend


The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wants to encourage travelers to always buckle up, avoid driving distracted, ...

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CALFIRE Reminds Public of Fire Danger


With Thanksgiving just days away, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire is reminding residents about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking. ...

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Public Outreach Campaign for Water Quality


  Various Central Coast communities (associated with the Central Coast Partners For Clean Water) have embarked on a public education/outreach campaign that targets priority water quality issues. On November 24th the participating communities kicked-off  the “SLO Scoops Poop” campaign. “SLO Scoops Poop” is a county-wide campaign to protect public health, our local waterways, and our beautiful Central Coast landscape. Our ...

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Arrest Made for Alleged Rape and Terrorist Threats


  On Tuesday November 18, the victim of a brutal rape responded to the Pismo Beach Police Department to report the crime, which had occurred at The Tides Motel (2121 Price St., Pismo Beach) earlier that morning.  The victim did not know the suspect but provided a detailed description of the suspect and his clothing.  Based on leads developed during ...

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Recount Requested for Pismo Beach Mayoral Race


The County Clerk-Recorder received a request for recount in the Pismo Beach Mayoral contest last week. The manual tallying of votes for the recount will begin at 8:30 a.m. this morning, November 24 at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office located at 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. It is estimated that the recount will take 2 days to complete. The ...

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Buddhist Monks Holding a Walk, Fast, and Vigil to Close Diablo Canyon Power Plant


Several Buddhist monks will be holding a walk, fast, and vigil to close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.  The public is invited to join them as they lead a Peace Walk on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 30th, from San Luis Mission to the gates of Diablo Canyon.  Meet at the Mission Plaza at 9am. On December 1st, the monks will begin ...

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Arroyo Grande City Council Had Busy Night


  Busy night for A.G.’s City Council last night. Arroyo Grande’s City Manager Steve Adams resigned and in a closed door session, the City Council put him on paid administrative leave until his replacement can be found. Dozens of people packed Council Chambers last night, as members called a special meeting for independent investigators to present their findings. Investigators from ...

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SB Search And Rescue Team Holding Final Recuitment Meeting


  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team is holding its final recruitment meeting of the year Thursday night. The group uses specialized training equipment to handle emergencies including rock rescues, car accidents, plane crashes and water rescues. The Sheriff’s Office says the team is called to assist on evidence searches, provides medical support for large community events, ...

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Lompoc Community Has Opportunity to Meet New Police Chief


  Members of the Lompoc community have another opportunity to meet their new police chief today Pat Walsh will be holding another community meeting to discuss concerns Lompoc You can meet Chief Walsh at Trinity Nazarene Church, 500 East North Avenue, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. For questions about the event, call Sgt. Chuck Strange at (805) 875-8155

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Man Recently Released From Prison is Locked Up Again


  A man recently released from state prison is behind bars after police say he tried to steal a work truck. Santa Maria police arrested Antonino Alexis Hernandez after they responded to reports of a family disturbance shortly before 9 last night in the area of Betteravia and A Street. Police say several contractors working in the area detained Hernandez ...

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