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Templeton tap water turns brown

tap-water

The tap water turned brown in some Templeton homes Sunday evening. Community Service District officials say a firefighting exercise stirred up sediment at the bottom of a pipeline, causing the discoloration. Yet, that posed no health risk, according to the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Times cuts Monday edition

Newspaper

As local publisher Lee Central Coast Newspapers announced it would stop printing the Times Press-Recorder, it also informed Santa Maria Times subscribers that they would no longer receive Monday newspapers. The publishing company says it is adapting to an industry... (Continue reading)

Company plans to house up to 600 farm workers near Santa Maria

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Just weeks after an arsonist burned down a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, a Santa Maria company is proposing building 30 houses to accommodate up to 600 farm workers. Unlike the Nipomo project, plans call for... (Continue reading)

Times Press-Recorder announces closure

Newspaper

After 129 years, the Times Press-Recorder plans to print its last paper on Friday. In 2008, the paper shut down its Arroyo Grande office and went from two days a week to one day a week. The paper covered the... (Continue reading)

Intoxicated mother crashes while driving children

DUI

San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a woman for driving under the influence Sunday evening after she crashed a pickup truck into two parked cars. Two children were inside the truck when the woman lost control of the vehicle. Around... (Continue reading)

Highway 46 crash injures two people

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An ambulance transported two people to a hospital Sunday afternoon following a head-on collision in northeastern San Luis Obispo County. The crash occurred on Highway 46 at Jack Ranch, according to Cal Fire. Officials have not disclosed the extent of... (Continue reading)

Numerous fires break out on Central Coast

Monterey County wildfire

At least seven fires broke out on the Central Coast over the weekend, five of which occurred in San Luis Obispo County. On Sunday alone, three fires broke out in SLO County, a 3,800-acre blaze ignited in Monterey County and... (Continue reading)

SLO High grad shines in Indy 500 trials

Townsend Bell

Townsend Bell, a 41-year-old San Luis Obispo High School grad, was the fastest Saturday in initial qualifying rounds for the Indy 500. By the end of the day, Bell finished fifth securing him a very good shot for a pole... (Continue reading)

Police arrest man for burglary, sexual battery

Angel Torres

Grover Beach Police arrested a man who allegedly entered a Grover Beach home on Saturday and attempted to sexually assault a woman. At about 11 a.m., Angel Rene Torres, age 38, went to a home on the 1500 block of... (Continue reading)

Fire at Cold Canyon landfill

Cold canyon fire

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a fire at the materials recycling center at Cold Canyon Landfill in San Luis Obispo County on Friday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., Cal Fire sent emergency crews to the landfill. The 20,000 square... (Continue reading)



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