Local News

SLOAPCD Advising of Deteriorating Air Quality in Ocean Dunes Area


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) 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 this week. Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 1pm am to 7 pm, with the dust forecasted to peak from 2pm …

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Routine Traffic Stop Results in Arrest


Yesterday at approximately 9:20 a.m. the California Highway Patrol received a call about a person driving erratic speeds, swerving all over the roadways and cutting off other vehicles on U.S. 101 southbound north of El Capitan State Beach. California Highway Patrol Officers positioned their fully marked black and white patrol vehicles behind a White 1989 Cadillac southbound U.S. 101 south …

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Training Exercise for Multiple Agencies to Take Place Tomorrow


This Saturday, August 15th and Tuesday August 18th from 8am-5pm, a large scale multi-agency training exercise will be conducted at the Grover Beach Elementary School located at 365 South 10th Street in Grover Beach. The Police Departments from Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and California State Parks along with the Five Cities Fire Authority, the American Red Cross and …

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Hiker Identified by Coroner’s Unit


The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man found dead Saturday on a hiking trail near Gilbert Avenue in Cayucos. The man has been identified as 63-year-old Steven Lynn Weaver of Cayucos. An autopsy has been perfromed. The cause of death is listed as natural causes. Contrary to published reports, there is no …

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Asian Citrus Psyllids Detected in Arroyo Grande


The detection of single adult Asian Citrus Psyllids (ACP) in insect traps within residential neighborhoods in Arroyo Grande and Nipomo has prompted high density trapping delimitation surveys of the surrounding areas. Quarantines restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture to prevent the spread of this serious …

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Mobile Home Fire in Templeton Yesterday


There was a mobile home fire in Templeton yesterday afternoon.  The house just sold and was going into escrow, which did not please either buyer or seller. The home on Bennet Way was unfurnished at the time. And nobody was living in it. Fire officials are still investigating the cause.

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Southbound Off-Ramp at LOVR Will be Temporarily Relocated


The southbound U.S. Highway 101 off-ramp at Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) will be temporarily relocated in the early morning hours of Friday, August 14, and will remain in place until approximately February 2016. The relocation is necessary to allow work in Prefumo Creek in conjunction with the LOVR interchange project. The temporary ramp access point will be located approximately …

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Investigators Shut Down Major Cocaine Distribution Organization


After an investigation that began in November 2014, members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit shut down a major cocaine distribution organization that was operating in San Luis Obispo County. Investigators served search warrants over three days at five locations in the county including Morro Bay, Los Osos, Atascadero and Paso Robles. The Sheriff’s Office waited until this week to conduct …

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Local Reservoir Levels Decrease Despite Record Rainfall


Despite record rainfall in many areas along the Central Coast of California from Hurricane Delores in July, local reservoir levels still decreased from the previous month. The Board of Supervisors established the need to continue the emergency proclamation made in March 2014 due to drought conditions in San Luis Obispo County. According to a County staff report, reservoir levels remain …

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SLO County Supervisors Approve Plans for New Airport Terminal


SLO County supervisors yesterday approved plans for a new airport terminal. The airport will break ground this upcoming fall, and the new terminal will be ready to open by spring of 2017. The decision was unanimous.

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