Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Margarita’




Fire delays Santa Margarita Elementary School opening day

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

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)

Cuesta Fire scorches 300 acres

UPDATE 7 p.m.: The Cuesta Fire has burned 500 acres and prompted the evacuation of the town of Santa Margarita south of the railroad tracks. Approximately 500 people in 350 homes were evacuated Monday afternoon. No structures have been damaged... (Continue reading)

Two fires burning on the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita

UPDATE 11 a.m.: Fire investigators believe one vehicle likely caused the 100 acre Grade Fire south of Buellton, the Cuesta Fire and the Cholame Fire off of Highway 41 near Shandon, said Bennet Milloy, a Cal Fire public information officer.... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire quickly stops Santa Margarita wildfire

Cal Fire crews quickly stopped the spread of a 5-acre grass fire Sunday afternoon on West Pozo Road about one mile east of the Santa Margarita cemetery. Shortly after noon, five engines and one aircraft responded to the blaze. In less then... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man cops to child pornography charge

A Santa Margarita man and former high school teacher will serve jail time for a child pornography offense. [KSBY] Michael David Smith, 53, pleaded no contest Tuesday to one felony county of possession of child pornography. Smith previously faced an... (Continue reading)

Park Hill Fire destroyed 16 structures, 9 vehicles

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

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

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)