Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Margarita’




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Vandals target Santa Margarita senior center

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s investigators are searching for vandals who have taken aim at the Santa Margarita Area Senior Center. [KSBY] The senior center has been vandalized three times over the past month. On two separate occasions, vulgar graffiti... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita woman killed in head-on crash

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A 54-year-old Santa Margarita woman died Sunday after an oncoming driver drifted into her lane and caused a head-on collision. [KSBY] The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Joni Kinkel. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man suspected of car theft

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A Santa Margarita man led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen car on Friday. At about 10:26 a.m., deputies spotted a Volvo SUV which had been reported stolen the previous day out of... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man seriously injured in crash near Santa Margarita

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An Atascadero motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday afternoon in a crash with a Pontiac Grand Prix on Highway 58 near the Santa Margarita Cemetery, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report. Alan Dunivan, 55, was passing cars at a... (Continue reading)

Smoke plumes rise from Cuesta Fire

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Over the weekend, San Luis Obispo County firefighters dealt with seven hot spots that flared up within the Cuesta Fire containment lines. [KSBY] At about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, people began reporting two plumes of smoke on a hillside off... (Continue reading)

This vehicle is suspected of sparking Cuesta Fire

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Cal Fire has released a photo of a truck that is suspected of causing the Cuesta Fire. The photo, which was taken in an Arroyo Grande parking lot, shows a white pickup truck with an RV and a Volkswagen Beetle... (Continue reading)

Firefighter injured, building destroyed in Cuesta Fire

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UPDATE 10 a.m.: The Cuesta fire remains at 3,500 acres and is 70 percent contained. ORIGINAL: A firefighter was injured this week while fighting the Cuesta Fire which continues to burn south of Santa Margarita. The firefighter fell while battling... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita evacuation lifted, fire grows

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The evacuation for Santa Margarita was lifted Wednesday evening after winds moved the Cuesta Fire southeast. The burn area has grown to 3,500 acres with 20 percent containment. Nearly 1,000 firefighters continue to battle the blaze started Sunday afternoon by... (Continue reading)

Fire delays Santa Margarita Elementary School opening day

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Classes at Santa Margarita Elementary School will not start on Wednesday as previously planned, the Atascadero Unified School District announced Tuesday. Approximately 1,000 firefighters are battling a blaze burning on the southwest side of the town. The last estimate, on... (Continue reading)

Cuesta Fire burns 2,000 acres

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UPDATE 8 a.m.: The Cuesta Fire burn area stayed at 2,500 acres and is 15 percent contained. The evacuation for Santa Margarita south of the railroad tracks remains in place. UPDATE 7:15 p.m., The Cuesta Fire has scorched 2,500 acres... (Continue reading)



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