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San Miguel

A Cupertino woman died Thursday night after crashing her car north of San Miguel, according to the CHP.

Sahel Jasmine Heydari, 19, and her passenger, Alyssa Dawn Williams, 18, were driving home to the Bay Area after finishing finals at a college in the Santa Barbara area, the CHP reported. The two had been friends since high school.

Heydari, of Cupertino, was driving her 2005 Infiniti G35 north in the fast lane of Highway 101 at 7 p.m. when she lost control of the car, according to the CHP.

The Infiniti reportedly began to rotate clockwise before sliding across the slow lane. As the car went over the right shoulder, it hit a light pole near the North Mission Street ramp.

The car hit the pole near the driver’s side, and Heydari was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williams, of Santa Clara, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.

Both women were wearing seatbelts, and the airbags were deployed, the CHP reported.

The road was wet from rain, and speed and worn tires are thought to have contributed to the crash, according to the CHP.

— Larissa Doust

Paso Robles

A fourth juvenile has been arrested in connection with a string of residential burglaries in Paso Robles.

A 15-year-old boy was found to have several items of property that had been reported stolen after burglaries on Tulipwood Drive and Silverwood Way on Nov. 22 and Dec. 3, according to police.

Three teens were arrested Sunday in connection with the two burglaries. Stolen items have since been returned to the owners.

The teen was booked into the county’s Juvenile Services Center on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy.

— Larissa Doust

San Luis Obispo

The City Council is expected Tuesday to swear in new City Attorney Christine Dietrick to replace outgoing City Attorney Jonathan Lowell.

Dietrick has served as assistant city attorney, and she was the sole candidate considered to replace Lowell, who is taking the post of city attorney in the Northern California city of Pleasanton.

Lowell will be employed in the position until the end of December, but Dietrick will be sworn in and ready to serve in the post for the first City Council meeting of the new year.

Dietrick has worked as assistant city attorney for five years. Prior to that, she worked as a contract assistant city attorney in Pismo Beach and as deputy city attorney in Morro Bay.

Dietrick will make $155,000 annually in her new position.

— Sally Connell

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