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Full Containment of Mesa Fire Expected Today


Full containment of the Mesa fire burning near Lompoc is expected sometime today. As of last night, the fire had burned 300 acres and was 55-percent contained by air tankers, helicopters and 120 firefighters. At least 1,400 people were ordered to evacuate. The cause is not yet known. Santa Barbara County Fire Investigators are seeking information regarding the Mesa Fire …

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Reminder That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Unincorporated Areas of SB County


Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, including the so-called safe and sane variety, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County including the Cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Buellton and Solvang. Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed within the city limits of Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Lompoc. Each July Fourth, thousands of …

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CDFW Lifted Fishing Closure in SB County


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lifted the fishing closure in Santa Barbara County on June 29, following official notification from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that there is no longer a human health threat present in finfish and shellfish from oil chemicals in the Refugio Beach oil spill incident. Fishing may resume in the …

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Republicans Announce Roadmap to Fix Roads and Highways


Assembly Republicans have announced a nine-point “roadmap” to provide over $6 billion in new funding to address California’s transportation needs and fix our state’s crumbling roads and highways. “The Governor has called special session of the legislature on transportation infrastructure,” said Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) at a press conference. “We agree that fixing the roads should be a …

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Paso Robles Emergency Services Urging Residents to Observe a Safe Holiday


The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is urging Paso Robles residents to observe a safe, legal and fire free holiday.  Due to the drought conditions, high temperatures, predicted low humidity and the threat of fire, we must all do our part to be fire safe. Residents are advised that Fireworks are illegal in the City of Paso Robles and …

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Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Announces Gina Fitzpatrick as CEO


The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce announced today that they have appointed Gina Fitzpatrick, to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce. There were 26 applicants for the position and Fitzpatrick was amongst the top 3 that were invited for interviews. Eight current board members participated in interviews on Monday, June 23 and …

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Santa Barbara Sheriff Looking Into Cases Involving Robbery of Elderly People


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several recent cases involving elderly victims who were intentionally distracted while their personal property was stolen.  The Sheriff’s Office wants to caution residents to be aware of this recent crime trend and would also request assistance in helping to identify several suspects related to the most recent case.  On Monday, June 22, …

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Suspect In Avila Kidnapping Attempt Arrested


On 6-23-15, the Sheriff’s Office took a report from three women from New York who were visiting Pirates Cove in Avila Beach. The women stated at approximately 2:00 PM, as they were getting into their car that was located in the Pirate’s Cove parking lot, a man about two yards away was openly masturbating. The man matched the description of …

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8 Year Old Girl Dies In ATV Accident


An 8-year-old girl was killed yesterday evening at Heritage Ranch near Lake Nacimiento after the ATV her father was driving overturned.  The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. on Heritage Road.  Authorities say the father was driving his ATV and lost control on a curve, overturning the vehicle. The girl was airlifted to Twin Cities Community Hospital where she was …

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One Killed, 5 Injured In Paso Robles Crash


One person was killed and five others were injured after a crash on Highway 46 West in Paso Robles last night around 7:25pm.  The CHP says a black Nissan Sentra failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Road and was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup. The driver of the Nissan was killed, the passenger …

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