Saturday, July 23rd, 2016


Tourism Up in SLO County


Visit San Luis Obispo County announced today that Tourist Spending in San Luis Obispo County Grew to $1.58 Billion in 2015.  Tourism continues to keep San Luis Obispo County’s local communities economically vibrant, growing at a 4% rate over 2014, a 14.0% increase from the previous years’ growth rate. Industry earnings generated by travel and tourism spending reached its highest …

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Deadly DUI Crash Near Santa Margarita


The CHP has released the names of the two women involved in the deadly DUI crash near Santa Margarita this past Saturday.  56-year old Denise Lyn Fox of Santa Margarita was killed after her Toyota was struck by a Saturn driven by 23-year old Jessica Lea Allred of San Luis Obispo. Allred was driving westbound on Highway 58, east of …

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Converted Motor Home to Blame for Fires in Cayucos


The CHP says an old Greyhound bus, that had been converted into a motor home, is responsible for sparking a series of fires along Highway 1 in Cayucos Sunday afternoon. Officers say the driver didn’t know his parking brake was on, which caused the brakes to overheat and eventually disintegrate. The molten brake material landed in dry brush along the …

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SLO Marathon Shattered Records


Thousands participated in The 5th San Luis Obispo Marathon over the weekend.  The winners: Zach Bitter, age 30, from Davis, CA and Maggie Yount, age 32, from San Mateo, CA were the overall male and female champions.  Bitter crossed the finish line at 2:36:14 and Yount finished at 2:50:06.  Yount, in her 26.2 mile debut, shattered the women’s event record …

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Blake Shelton Tickets Sold Out Already


For the second time in the history of the California Mid-State Fair a concert has sold out in just one day. All of the nearly fifteen thousand tickets for the Blake Shelton concert set to take place on July 23, 2016 were sold out in a matter of hours. Tickets for all other shows at this year’s Mid-State Fair remain …

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Katcho Named “Contender”


The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced yesterday that 24th District Congressional Candidate Katcho Achadjian has been named a “Contender” in the NRCC’s “Young Guns” program. Katcho says it’s an honor to be named a Contender. The “Young Guns” program was founded in 2014 by Congressmen Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor to help provide qualified GOP congressional candidates …

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New Wayfinding Signs


The City of San Luis Obispo is proud to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the City Wayfinding Program. Phase I included the installation of 30 directional signs in the downtown core and primary entry points into the City including Hwy. 1 at Santa Rosa, Hwy. 101 NB and SB off-ramps and Hwy. 227 at Broad Street. The project …

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Marathon Road Closures


City Staff worked with design consultants to create a uniform signage system intended to provide visitors and tourists with an important “first impression” of our City. If you’re planning on traveling around San Luis Obispo this coming Sunday be advised – The annual San Luis Obispo Marathon takes place that day and will result in several road closures. Multiple streets …

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Judge Orders Early Release of Convicted Killer


A judge has ordered the early release of convicted killer Robert Holguin.  Holguin, at the age of 13, was convicted back in 2006 for beating an elderly San Luis Obispo man to death with a skateboard.  He was also found guilty of residential burglary, and vehicle theft and was sentenced to 42 years to life.  However, California law requires that …

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Cuesta College Gains New Designation


Cuesta College has been officially designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.  This designation will allow the college to apply for grants that can help Hispanic and low income student achieve their educational goals.  Cuesta’s enrollment of Hispanic students is currently at 33 percent – exceeding the minimum 25 percent requirement to qualify.  Cuesta College is also applying for an HSI …

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