Saturday, April 30th, 2016


Man Falls to Death at Pirates Cove


A 22-year-old man fell to his death yesterday at Pirates Cove, just south of Avila Beach. He has not been identified.  The reason for the man’s death has not been determined. It may have been accidental. An autopsy is scheduled later this week.

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Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan Proposal


Thursday, a meeting to be held at San Luis Obispo city/county library to discuss the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard plan. The proposal is to change Broad Street between Ramona and Monterey to provide a route for bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicycles would be given priority over vehicles. The plan includes a pedestrian/bicycle over crossing of Highway 101. The meeting will be …

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Bernie Sanders in San Diego Today


Today, Bernie Sanders is holding a rally at the San Diego Convention Center.  The Vermont socialist forging ahead with his pledge to campaign through the June 7th Primary. Sanders faces an uphill battle against presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, but California democrats are becoming disenchanted with Hillary’s cozy relationship with Wall Street and her security violations as Secretary of State.

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Team Lexi Shows Their Support


Purple was the color of the day at Lakeview Jr High School in Orcutt yesterday. Yesterday was Team Lexi Wear Purple Day. Students wore purple to raise awareness about Lexi’s battle against childhood cancer. Over the weekend, a fundraiser generated $50,000 to help defray Lexi’s medical expenses.

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly track team headed for Clovis today for a twilight meet tonight.  Four teams competing tonight including Fresno State, San Jose State and Cal State Bako. The Mustangs will be home this weekend for the 34th Annual Cal Poly/Share SLO invitational at Cal Poly. The Cal Poly softball team plays a double header at LMU.  The Cuesta softball …

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Desalination at Diablo Canyon Power Plant


Tomorrow, San Luis Obispo County Supervisors to discuss asking county public works to move ahead with the desal project. The cost could reach $36 million dollars to expand the desalination plant at Diablo.  But it could provide 1300 acre-feet of water for the South County. Tomorrow, supervisors will discuss the feasibility of that plan.

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Local Government Meetings


Tomorrow night, Atascadero City Council to discuss an amendment to the city’s medical marijuana cultivation ordinance. Morro Bay City Council to discuss the number of members on the Citizens Oversight Committee. They may authorize the city manager to implement the early-retirement program for the next fiscal year. Arroyo Grande City Council to get a report on housing: diversity and options. …

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Suspects Arrested in Operation Matador Appeared in Court Last Week


15 suspects appear in Santa Maria court late last week.  They are all accused of being members of the MS-13 gang. Friday, all 15 pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder charges. They’ll be back on court on Thursday in Santa Maria. A 16th suspect is in Ohio, awaiting extradition to California.

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Missing Person in Pismo Beach


A person who jumped off the Pismo Beach Pier Saturday morning, remains missing. Around 10 Saturday night, someone jumped into the water from the pier. Pismo Beach fire, police, state parks officials and the Coast Guard searched the water, but found no trace. Police say the tide mostly likely carried the person’s body south from where he jumped into the …

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Hiker Had to be Rescued After Being Trapped by High Tide


A hiker trapped by high tide water was rescued from the Guadalupe Dunes Saturday afternoon. Santa Barbara County Fire and the Guadalupe Fire Department rescued the man around 1 Saturday afternoon. He was hoisted by helicopter to a safe location. Fire Officials ask that you check the forecast to ascertain when it is safe to go near the water so …

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