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Park Hill Fire destroyed 16 structures, 9 vehicles

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The 1,800 acres Park Hill Fire destroyed two homes, four mobile homes, two RVs used as primary residence, 10 outbuildings and seven vehicles including one boat and trailer. PG&E continues to repair burned poles and lines. Current cost estimate for... (Continue reading)

Park Hill Fire grows to 1,800 acres

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Update Sunday at 3:45 p.m. The Park Hill Fire is 50 percent contained at 1,800 acres. The fire is no longer spreading forward. Cal Fire reports that one civilian was injured, but is providing no further information about the injuries... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita fire burns three homes

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Update 10 p.m. Approximately 500 people have been been evacuated from homes in the Park Hill’s Road area of rural Santa Margarita. Two structures have been completely destroyed. At this time, the fire continues to move east with no containment,... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisors should vote based on facts, not politics

Open letter to the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors by Butch Pope Regarding the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on the Las Pilitas Quarry, it was good to see that some of our supervisors actually read... (Continue reading)

Supervisors vote down Santa Margarita quarry

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On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors rejected a Santa Margarita rock quarry proposal, making litigation the only route remaining for two longtime residents of the rural community to continue pursuing their mining plans.... (Continue reading)

Between a rock and a hard place

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OPINION By ROBERT WINSLOW, PE I am astounded by the number of intelligent, educated people who have abandoned all sense of rationality when it comes to the Las Pilitas Quarry project. I challenge anyone with a background in engineering or... (Continue reading)

North County mother and son killed in accidents last weekend

Just hours after his mother died in a car crash in Santa Margarita on Saturday, an Atascadero man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, Donna Dean Magee, 56, of Templeton died in a single vehicle accident.... (Continue reading)

Open letter to SLO County Board of Supervisors

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND This letter is in regard to the Las Pilitas mine project. Private property rights are a corner stone of a free society in this country. When government tells private property owners what they can and cannot... (Continue reading)

Hammer wielding man evades deputies

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching Thursday night for a man wielding a hammer who escaped into a creek near the Santa Margarita Park. [KSBY] At 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on the... (Continue reading)

Brush fire near Santa Margarita Lake

Firefighters are battling a small brush fire near Las Pilitas and Vista Del Lago roads in Santa Margarita. Shortly before noon on Sunday, CAL FIRE responded to reports of a fire with 10 engines, a dozer, an aircraft, a tanker... (Continue reading)



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