Monday, May 30th, 2016

Local News

Santa Maria Man Robbed on Friday

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A Santa Maria man attacked and robbed around 9:30 Friday night. The incident occurred at the intersection of Park and Smith Street. Police say two Hispanic men in a white 4-door sedan approached the victim and demanded money.  When he refused to give up his money, they attacked him. The victim lost consciousness.  When he regained it, he discovered he …

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Strong Winds Helped Morro Bay Kite Festival

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A strong wind helped the 10th Annual Morro Bay Kite Festival over the weekend. Hundreds of kites flew over Morro Strand State Beach Saturday and Sunday. Big ones and small ones. Some were more than 30 feet in diameter. Thousands of people turning out for the 10th Annual Kite Festival over the weekend in Morro Bay.

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Today in Sports

Baseball

The Cal Poly baseball team swept the 9th ranked UC Santa Barbara Gauchos over the weekend. A key moment occurred in the 7th inning yesterday with a Gaucho on third base and the Mustangs needing an out. Lee put Spencer Howard of Templeton on the mound and he struck out the hitter. Howard is a red-shirt freshman from Templeton. The …

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Water Issues Facing City of SLO

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A staff presentation last night on water issues facing the City of San Luis Obispo. The workshop intended to encourage more conservation in the City of San Luis Obispo and illuminate people about the state of the water situation in the city.  About 150 people turned out for the event at the Ludwig Center in San Luis, including councilman Dan …

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Two Earth Day Celebrations on the Central Coast

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The 10th Annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival is tomorrow (Saturday) at Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles. The 36th Annual Earth Day Celebration is Sunday at Rancho El Chorro across Highway One from Cuesta College.

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Candidates Forum Last Night for 24th Congressional District

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Another forum for candidates vying to fill Lois Capps seat in the 24th Congressional District. The district covers San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and part of Ventura County. All nine candidates debated at Cuesta College in San Luis last night. They include four Democrats, three Republicans and two independents. According to recent polls, the front runners are Democrat …

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Mom and Apple Pie Contest Tomorrow in SLO

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The 32nd Annual Mom and Apple Pie Contest kicks off tomorrow in San Luis Obispo. The contest is open to all mothers in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. The preliminary contest tomorrow is at noon at Idler’s Home Store off Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo. Eligible women may enter on traditional double-crust apple pie at …

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Today in Sports

Baseball

The Cal Poly baseball team opens a key home series against #11 UC Santa Barbara. The Mustangs and the Gauchos play at six tonight and tomorrow night at Cal Poly.  Sunday afternoon as well. High school baseball, Santa Maria at Morro Bay at 4 Mission Prep at St Joseph at 4:30 Paso Robles at Atascadero at 4:30 Arroyo Grande at …

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Power Pole Brought Down in Car Crash

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A car crash brought down a power pole on Highway 41 and closed it in both directions between Morro Bay and Atascadero last night.  The crash occurred around 8:45. It left a live power line draped across the road. PG&E crews responded to deactivate the line. The CHP reports a woman from Atascadero crashed into the power pole.  No other …

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Bret Landen Pleads No Contest to Two Felony Charges

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18-year-old Bret Landen of Atascadero pleads no contest to two felonies in connection to his strange threatening messages at San Gabriel Elementary School back in September. The threats, toxic materials and riddles left at the school forced closure of the campus for two weeks. He faces one year in the county jail, plus probation. Landen will begin his jail term …

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