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Last Day to Mail Ballot on Groundwater Basin Measures

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Today is the last day to mail off a ballot in the election for a Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. Some 6,000 ballots were mailed out. There are two issues. Measure A would create a tax to fund the water district. Measure B would actually create the district. Those mail in ballots need to be put in the mail today to …

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Capps to Tour Morro Bay National Estuary

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Today, Congresswoman Lois Capps will tour the Morro Bay National Estuary. The Estuary celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Tonight, Capps will attend the Morro Bay City Council Meeting.

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Paso Robles Concerned About Sheltering Homeless

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In Paso Robles, the city is concerned about sheltering nearly 100 homeless people who were living in tents in the Salinas River Bed.  After the recent rains, the water level is rising.  Many of their campsites will be flooded. Paso Cares is working with police and city officials to evacuate the homeless living in the Salinas River Bed. Police officers …

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Unemployment in San Luis Obispo Drops

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Unemployment in San Luis Obispo County drops to 4.4% in January. That’s down from 5.3% one year ago. That 4.4% rate is also below the rate of 5.8% for the state and 5.3% for the nation. San Mateo County reports the lowest January jobless rate at 3.1%. Colusa County had the highest unemployment at 22%

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Atascadero Teen Arraigned for Making Threats on Elementary School

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An Atascadero teenager arraigned yesterday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court in connection with threats at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero. 18-year-old Bret Stephen Landon is accused of leaving threats at the school, which prompted the officials to close the school for several weeks. He faces 30 felony charges. Landen pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. A …

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High Speed Chase Ends in Wreck

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A high speed chase early this morning ended with a vehicle rolled and crashed into a fire hydrant on West Clark Road and Arabian Trail in Orcutt. The accident occurred at 3:15 this morning after a high speed pursuit. The driver ran from the accident after the crash.

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly baseball team takes on Pepperdine in Malibu today.  The game gets underway at two this afternoon. The Cuesta College baseball team hosts Moorpark at 2:00 this afternoon at Cuesta College. The Cal Poly women’s basketball team plays its first round game in the Big West Conference tournament.  They play against Cal State Northridge today in Irvine. The …

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Storm Drops a Tree on a Car in Atascadero

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The weekend storm dropped a tree on a car in Atascadero.  The occupants were trapped, but no injuries were reported.  Traffic signals went out in San Luis Obispo and standing water formed a lake off Santa Rosa near the entrance to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis. The wind whipped through the eucalyptus trees at Morro Bay State …

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Rainfall Totals High From Saturday

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From Saturday’s storm, rainfall totals ranged from over 4 inches in the hills near Cambria to 2.5 inches at Mission College Prep in San Luis, to 1.67 inches in Pismo Beach and 0.8 inches in Nipomo. That does not include today’s rainfall.

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Ribbon Cutting for LOVR Interchange

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Ribbon cutting for the new Los Osos Valley Road interchange will not be held until March 29th, but the roadworks is nearly complete. The $24 million widening project has opened four lanes on Llos Osos Valley Road between Calle Joaquin and South Higuera Street. All phases of the project cost about $35 million.

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