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Fire crews responding to residential fire in Nipomo Thursday

NIPOMO, Calif. – San Luis Obispo County Fire Department is responding to a residential fire 200 block of Branch Street in Nipomo Thursday.

According to San Luis Obispo County Fire Department, the fire has been contained to a laundry room and their fire crews are being assisted by firefighters with Santa Maria Fire Department.

This is an evolving emergency situation and more information will be added to this article as it becomes available.

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Pedestrian injured after being struck by a car in Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE A woman was hospitalized Wednesday after being struck by a car on Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande. Shortly after 6 p.m., a caller reported a car had hit a pedestrian on Grand Avenue at the Highway 101 overpass. First responders transported the pedestrian, who was suffering for moderate to severe injuries, to […]

Headed south from SLO County on the Amtrak Surfliner

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “The ballplayer’s Son” is currently on Amazon. We pulled out promptly at 6:11 in the morning, and for a couple hours at […]

With the busy holiday season here the US Postal Service offers tips for timely and safe shipping

PISMO BEACH, Calif. – As November draws to a close today and the calendar flips to December tomorrow, the holiday season is now firmly here, beginning the annual onslaught of shipping at post offices across the country.

On the Central Coast, post offices are already seeing a steady increase of customers as the holiday season kicks into high gear.

“It’s busy,” said Pismo Beach Postmaster Jay Fiscalini. “We’ve had a quite a start for the year. It’s been busy since before Thanksgiving. The carriers are coming in early and delivering parcels on a daily basis and we’re hitting records every day.”

Fiscalini, who has worked for the Postal Service for more than 30 years, added the number of packages and letters his office in Pismo Beach will deliver on a daily basis will quickly rise as Christmas approaches in just over three weeks.

“We deliver to 165 million addresses in the United States,” said Fiscalini. “Here in the South County, we have about 20,000 customers, and we’re delivering on average about 10,000 to 12,000 parcels a day during Christmas. That’ll ramp up to 16,000 to 18,000 parcels per day.”

With so much mail in the system during the holiday season, Fiscalini has a simple, but effective tip for customers who hope their packages will be delivered on time before Christmas morning.

“Just please try to mail early,” said Fiscalini. “We get a lot of people coming in late to mail Christmas cards and so forth, and then they don’t make it there before Christmas, so just try not to be procrastinate too much and try to get it in as soon as possible.”

For more on this story, as well as hints from law enforcement on how to better protect against holiday package theft, be sure to watch News Channel 3-12 today for a live report at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Psychobilly surf rock acts Nekromantix and Messer Chups play The Siren on Dec. 3

Halloween is behind us, but you can indulge your interest in the campy macabre when Danish-American psychobilly band Nekromantix and instrumental surf-rock combo Messer Chups play The Siren on Sunday, Dec. 3 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $20 at If you’re a fan of The Munsters or The Addams Family, or horror hostess Elvira, these two bands conjure tongue-in-cheek monster nostalgia…