Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Local News

Turf Stolen From School Campus


Over the weekend of May 14th and 15th, approximately 250 square feet of artificial grass was stolen from Jiménez Elementary School, in Santa Maria.  The cost to replace the grass is estimated to be around $10,000 to $15,000.  Because of the high cost, the Santa Maria-Bonita School District will not replace the turf – but they are considering installing security …

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Local Distillery Buys Fox Theatre


A local distillery has purchased the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Paso Robles.  Re:Find Distillery purchased the property for an undisclosed amount.  The new owners plan to restore the former theater and then move in their production and tasting rooms.  The building’s marquee will remain in place.  The Fox Theatre was built back in 1922.

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching


As the Presidential primary continues, voters are reminded that Monday, May 23rd is the last day to register to vote. Voter registrations must be postmarked or received in the County Clerk-Recorder’s office by May 23rd for voters to be eligible to vote on June 7th. SLO County Voters can also register online at slovote.com.

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New Zipline Opening At Margarita Adventures


Margarita Adventures will be opening a new tandem zipline this Friday.  The new zipline is called “The Double Barrel, a side-by-side adventure that soars 160 feet above some beautiful landscape.  Margarita Adventures’ tours now include a total of six ziplines spanning more than 7,500 combined feet.  On weekdays, the tour cost is now $109 for adults and $89 for minors …

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Juvenile Stabbed At Community Park


Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at San Miguel Community Park.  It happened Monday, May 17th around 3pm.  Officers found a 15-year-old male with stab wounds to his stomach. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to recover. Witnesses were able to describe the suspect and Sheriff’s officials say the man was …

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Rail Spur Project Closer To Approval


A controversial project is one step closer to being approved.  The SLO County Planning Commission voted Monday morning to move forward with the proposal to build a rail spur at the Phillips 66 oil refinery.  This rail spur could drastically increase the number of trains hauling oil through the Central Coast.  Many residents and community leaders are opposed to the …

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SLO County Planning Commission To Decide On Rail Spur Project


The SLO County Planning Commission has set a hearing Monday May 16th  to decide on a highly controversial proposal for a local oil refinery.  The commission will deliberate on whether to approve the construction of a rail spur at the Phillips 66 Nipomo Mesa refinery.  Those opposed to the rail spur project are concerned of the possible danger to the …

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Search For Possible Arsonist In Santa Barbara


Down in Santa Barbara, Investigators with the Santa Barbara City Fire Department are looking a possible arsonist.  Fire officials believe a person or people are responsible for lighting a fire inside an art supply store on Victoria Street in Santa Barbara Sunday morning, May 15th.  Around 8am, fire crews got the flames under control before the building sustained any serious …

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AMGEN Will Cause Road Closures In Morro Bay


Sections of several streets in Morro Bay will be closed this Wednesday, May 18th for the AMGEN bike race.  Road closures include: Embarcadero, Pacific, and Main.  Highway 1’s northbound off-ramps at Main Street, Highway 41, San Jacinto, and Yerba Buena will also be closed.  These closures will be in effect from approximately 9:30  to 10:30am.  On-street parking along the Embarcadero …

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SLO Resident Stops Car Burglar


A San Luis Obispo resident took matters into his own hands against a car burglar this week.  At around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jonas Bailey witnessed someone going through his car.  Baily immediately called police but then decided he wasn’t going to wait for them to arrive.  Baily approached the man while he was still rifling through the car.  And …

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