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Morro Bay Power Plant Closing

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Dynegy, the owner of the 58-year-old Morro Bay Power Plant, announced  Thursday, November 7, that the plant is going to be closed, and in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Dynegy said it will be shut down next year. The closure ends thirteen years of conflict over the power plant, the effort by Duke Energy to build a much larger ... Read More »

Suspect Involved in Cambria Robbery at Large

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Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an employee inside the Rabobank in Cambria. The employee reported a man had entered the bank and began waving a handgun. The man handed the teller a note demanding money and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 40's, 5'10 ... Read More »

Casino Stabbing Suspect on the Loose

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a parolee wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred just after midnight, on November 6, outside of the Chumash Casino.  The victim, a Nipomo resident, was stabbed several times while inside a vehicle on the Indian Reservation.  He also had his cell phone and wallet stolen.  The victim, who was ... Read More »

Christopher Barnickel Becomes County Library Director

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has announced the hiring of Christopher Barnickel as the new County Library Director. Mr. Barnickel has served as Assistant San Luis Obispo County Library Director since February 2013. He replaces Brian Reynolds who retired in October.   Read More »

Vandals Responsible for Graffiti are Identified

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On November 6, Investigators with the Morro Bay Police Department identified a 13-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, both of whom are Morro Bay residents, which police believe are primarily responsible for the rash of graffiti vandalism in north Morro Bay. These incidents involved the use of a “crown” insignia among other symbols and lettering. The possibility of other juveniles ... Read More »

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