Sunday, May 29th, 2016

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Laguna Lake to be Dredged Soon

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Now that it has water again, San Luis Obispo city officials are going to look at dredging Laguna Lake.The cost is not released, but just testing the soil by consultants cost $20,000 – $30,000.The dredging will be funded by Measure Y money and the city sales tax. The city of Atascadero took advantage of the drought to dig out the …

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Home Prices Up 5.5%

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Home prices in San Luis Obispo county up 5.5% over last year. Home sales up 1.5% from last year. The median home price in San Luis Obispo, $473,500. Last year it was $449,000.

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Merle Haggard Passes Away at 79

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California loses an icon of country music. Merle Haggard dies on his birthday this week at the age of 79. The singer songwriter died of pneumonia at a hospital near this home in Redding. Haggard grew up in Oildale, near Bakersfield. After his father died in his youth, Haggard got in trouble for minor crimes like car theft.  Once, he …

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Today in Sports

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Cuesta College baseball team plays at Alan Hancock this afternoon at 2:30. The Cuesta softball team plays at Oxnard this afternoon. In high school play, yesterday San Luis Obispo High School beats Paso Robles 8-2. Today, Valley Christian plays at coast union at 3:30. Arroyo grande plays at Righetti. Atascadero at Mission Prep at 4:30. San Luis plays at Paso …

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Cal Poly Frat Suspended After Alleged Sexual Assault

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A fraternity at Cal Poly is suspended after allegations of an attempted sexual assault. The assault allegedly occurred March 6th at an off-campus party hosted by Delta Chi. It’s the second incident of sexual assault reported in connection with a Delta Chi event in recent weeks. A woman reported the incident to San Luis police on Sunday.  Neither the police …

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UC Berkley Release Documents in Sexual Harassment Cases

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Officials at UC Berkeley release documents showing 19 employees, including six faculty members, were found to have sexually harassed students and employees in the past five years. The guilty parties include the dean of the law school, a vice chancellor and a counselor for disabled students. Seven of the victims were students. Ten were employees.

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Job Fair in Paso Robles Today

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In Paso Robles today, a job fair at the Paso Robles Inn ballroom. SLO County Workforce Development, Greensmart Training Services and the Employment Development Department hosting the event from 3 until 6 this afternoon at the Paso Robles Inn. Career coaches will be there to help with resumes and job applications.

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Escaped Tortoise Found in Grover Beach

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A tortoise found in Grover Beach yesterday morning is reunited with its owner. Kennedy the tortoise escaped its yard and cruised through north Grover Beach. Police described the apprehension of the tortoise as routine following a “slow chase.”

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Alisal Guest Ranch Closes After Norovirus Outbreak

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Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang closed after a norovirus outbreak last week.  Several guests became ill, but none were hospitalized. Several guests reported severe stomach pain. The resort closed voluntarily.  The ranch is now being thoroughly cleaned. Norovirus is highly contagious. It can infect anyone. Symptoms include stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.

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Former Pismo Beach Mayor Passes Away

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One sad note this morning, former Pismo Beach City Mayor Dick Morrow died Monday. Morrow played baseball for Cal Poly before and after service during the Korean war in the early 50’s. After graduation from Cal Poly, he coached baseball and basketball at San Luis Obispo High School.  He worked as a counselor at the school for 25 years. He …

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