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Fire Destroys Los Osos Home

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a suspicious fire that erupted Monday in a Los Osos home destroying it and badly burning the male resident.

According to a news account by KSBY-TV, the fire was reported at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 in a home at the corner of Woodland Drive and Broderson Avenue, by a neighbor from across the street. When Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from the South Bay Station arrive, the flames had burst through the roof and were starting to catch trees on fire. A power line reportedly came down and was sparking along the ground, too.

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SLO High Alum Honored in Sacramento Via CalPoly

Twenty-one Cal Poly students, including a SLO and a Paso Robles native, were recognized on Feb. 1 for their accomplishments by California lawmakers on the floors of the Assembly and Senate in Sacramento.

If they hadn’t met him before, the group was also introduced to Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and introduced by him to the Assembly members.

Kenna Lewis, SLO High grad and current major in Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences was recognized for her title of 2015 California Champion at the tongue twisting California Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet, which was held last spring.

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Game Plan for Super Bowl 50: Are You Drinking or Are You Driving?

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event.

On Sunday, Feb. 7, there will be lots of Super Bowl 50 socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Office of Traffic Safety and law enforcement officials statewide are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking or driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

The Arroyo Grande Police Department will deploy additional officers on special DUI saturation patrols specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during and following the game.
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Burger King Gets ‘Punked’

A prank call to a local fast food restaurant triggered a response that led apparently panicked workers to shatter all the windows and doors in what has to be one of the worst cases ever of getting “punked.”

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At about 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 employees at Burger King, 781 Quintana Rd., reportedly received a call from someone purporting to be from the Fire Department, warning of a natural gas leak. The caller instructed the manager to break all the windows to let the gas escape, according to a news release.

When police and fire crews arrived, every window in the dinning room, including numerous ones in a glass atrium seating area, had been smashed, and the front and side doors, which reportedly would not break, had been rammed by the store manager with their vehicle. Fire crews did not find a gas leak.
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Case of the Jacked-up Carjacker

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Coachella man after he went a tad berserk and allegedly attacked a car, scaring off the driver, then tried to drive away only to be stopped by vigilante vehicles, and then passed out while being arrested.

The Sheriff’s Department got a 9-1-1 call at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 from the intersection of Teft Street and Thompson Avenue in Nipomo of “a man running in circles in the middle of the road,” said Sheriff’s Spokesman Tony Cipolla. “Witnesses reported the man had a large wrench in his hand.”

One driver hit the brakes to keep from running the berserk, screaming man over, which in hindsight might have been a mistake.

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