Sunday, June 26th, 2016


Desalination Plant Talks Continue


Today, supervisors will discuss investing $36 million in Diablo’s desalination plant to develop another water resource for the South County. Despite the recent rains, Lopez Lake remains lower than necessary to be relied upon as a source of water. Today, supervisors will discuss investing in Diablo’s Desal plant. The intent is to provide the South County with another source of …

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Pismo Beach Pier Jumper Identified


The Pismo Beach Police Department identifies the man who jumped off the Pismo Beach Pier late Saturday night. He’s 28-year-old Marco Antonio Reyes of Tulare. Witnesses say he was swimming normally after the jump and declined help.  Several minutes later, however, he was heard yelling for help. Witnesses lost sight of him in the dark. Pismo Beach police, Cal Fire, …

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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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