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Hearst Castle Tries to Cut Water Consumption by Closing Restrooms

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  Hearst Castle, in an effort to cut water consumption because of the drought, are closing their restrooms July 7. Thirty eight portable toilets will be installed at the Visitor Center, along with six hand sanitizer stations. State Parks officials say the closure of the restrooms is expected to reduce water consumption by 40-50%. Read More »

Deteriorating Air Quality Due to Blowing Dust and Sand

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  The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area due to blowing dust and sand. Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur on very windy days from 11 am to 7 pm, with the dust forecasted to peak ... Read More »

Alleged Santa Barbara Child Molester Arrested in Hawaii

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  Thirty five year old, Ronald “Chad” Williams was recently arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii for molesting a minor while he was the director of the San Marcos Christian Camp.  The camp is located in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County off Highway 154.  The alleged crime occurred in the summer of 2005. The now adult victim recently disclosed the ... Read More »

Atascadero Searches for Missing Person

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  On June 21 Stephanie Brummond was reported to the Atascadero Police Department as missing. On June 19 Brummond was released from County Mental Health. Brummond is prescribed medication, but has refused to take them in the past. Brummond was captured on video surveillance on 6-19-14 at approximately 3:38 PM boarding a 1st Line Transit bus in San Luis Obispo. ... Read More »

Search Continues for Lost Fireman

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  Seven members of the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team (SBCSAR) joined the search over the weekend for Mike Herdman, an Arcadia City fireman that went camping with a friend nine days ago.  Herdman, 36, an experienced outdoorsman who had camped in the area several times before, was last seen June 13th.  He and another Arcadia firefighter-paramedic, Tyler ... Read More »

SLO Police Have New Technology

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  The San Luis Obispo Police Department is excited to have the opportunity to explore a new technology. The Police Department has been provided with an electric, zero emissions police motorcycle for evaluation. The motorcycle is fully electric and designed for police departments to have a cost effective way to patrol various terrains and road conditions as well as areas ... Read More »

Memorial for SLO High School Grad

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  Jackson Garland, the 18-year-old San Luis Obispo High grad who was killed in a car collision near Los Osos on June 18 is being remembered today. A memorial service will be held at San Luis Obispo High school at 4:00 p.m.  At 1 p.m. There will also be a small vigil at Sabetta's Pizza and Pasta in Morro Bay ... Read More »

Santa Maria Man in Jail for Possession of Narcotics

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  A Santa Maria resident was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail following a long term investigation by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau.  At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 19, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the residence of 31-year-old Jorge Adan Ruiz Macedo in the 2300 block of Teelynn Avenue in Santa ... Read More »

Victims and Witnesses Now Have an Assistance Program

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  The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program may be able to help victims who were injured or threatened with physical injury as a result of the May 23, 2014, shooting tragedy. Family members of a person who was killed, physically injured, or threatened with injury as a result of the incident may also be eligible for ... Read More »

US Intercepted Target Over Pacific Ocean

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  The U.S. military has intercepted a target over the Pacific Ocean in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System. A long-range interceptor blasted off Sunday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast, minutes after an intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors aboard the USS Hopper destroyer detected and ... Read More »

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