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Two North County men have been arrested in connection with a string of residential burglaries around the county.

William Paul Paige, 40, of Atascadero was named as a suspect by detectives from the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles police departments, who were working together to investigate several residential burglaries that had taken place in both cities.

On Friday, Paige was located in Atascadero and allegedly had numerous stolen items and burglary tools in his possession, according to police. He was arrested and booked into County Jail on suspicion of first degree burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and warrants. Bail was set at $61,500. He remained in jail Tuesday.

Larry Harvey, 19, of Paso Robles was with Paige when he was arrested, according to police.

Harvey allegedly had stolen property that linked him to a number of residential burglaries, and he also allegedly had burglary tools and a dangerous weapon.

He was booked into County Jail on suspicion of first degree burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and possession of a dangerous weapon. Bail was set at $20,000. He remained in jail Tuesday.

— Tribune staff report

Arroyo Grande

The South County Historical Society’s 2010 exhibit season kicks off later this month with two new exhibits featuring photos and information about the Filipinos who lived in the Central Coast during the 1920s and 1930s.

The exhibit also features the Filipino-American communities formed during this time period in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Nipomo Pismo Beach, Guadalupe and Santa Maria.“Filipino Americans, Early Years on the Central Coast” opens Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall at 128 Bridge St. in Arroyo Grande. It runs through July 4.

Photos and maps will show the daily lives of the young Filipino men who lived in work camps in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and planted and harvested along the Central Coast.

The Odd Fellows exhibit hall is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information call the South County Historical Society at 489-8282 or visit www.SouthCountyHistory.org.

— Cynthia Lambert

Cayucos

A kitchen fire caused about $10,000 in damage to a Cayucos restaurant late Monday night.

Firefighters were called to the Sea Shanty restaurant on Ocean Avenue just before 11 p.m. Monday for a kitchen fire.

Officials said the fire was caused by one of the grill’s burners being left on. Fire engines from Cayucos, Morro Bay and Cal Fire contained the fire within 20 minutes.

The restaurant reopened late Tuesday afternoon.

— AnnMarie Cornejo

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