Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Local News

Cuesta College Pool Currently Closed for Safety Repairs


Cuesta College’s small 60,000 gallon pool is currently closed due to emergency safety repairs to the pool lining. The small pool will be closed indefinitely and repairs are currently underway. The unplanned repair work to the warm therapy pool has caused the cancellation of 135 classes; 10 aqua fitness classes and 125 swim lesson classes. The cancellations affect a total …

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9/11 Memorial Project Set to Begin June 22


Site preparations are set to begin on Monday, June 22, 2015 for the City of San Luis Obispo World Trade Center (9/11) Memorial Project, located at Fire Station No. 1 (2160 Santa Barbara Street). This memorial honors the 403 Police and Fire emergency responders who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11. The Police and Fire emergency responders …

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Routine Traffic Stop Ends in Drug Bust


On Tuesday, June 16, just after midnight, a Sheriff’s deputy pulled a driver over for speeding in the area of northbound Highway 101 and Casitas Pass.  When the deputy made contact with the driver, 35-year-old George Jolly of Hollywood, he denied having any identification or paperwork for the vehicle.  The driver then rapidly drove away from the deputy almost striking …

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SLO County Board of Supervisors Approves $562.1 Million Budget


The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a $562.1 million budget today, designating $39 million to road construction, improvements and maintenance and giving $2.16 million to more than 60 community programs that serve homeless or at-risk populations, promote health, drive economic development, or foster the arts in San Luis Obispo County.

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Water and Sewer Rates to Increase Next Month


Despite a lot of public outcry, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates, effective next month.  People’s monthly base fee will increase. Right now, it is $5.28, it will jump to $7.63. In 2016, that number will climb to $9.98. The city also plans to implement a drought surcharge of 37 cents to the …

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Legislation to Extend Review on Diablo Canyon Power Plant Passed 10-0


Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to extend the independent review on seismic studies and surveys of Diablo Canyon Power Plant passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications on a 10 to 0 vote. “An independent review is critical to assure Californians that oversight is in place with regard to the seismic safety of Diablo …

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Inmate Dies in Santa Barbara County Jail


At approximately 12:40 yesterday morning, Sheriff’s Custody Deputies at the Santa Barbara County Jail responded to a call of a “man down” in a general population housing unit of the facility.  When custody deputies and jail medical staff responded they discovered 52-year-old Ray John Herrera of Lompoc on the floor in the restroom area suffering a medical emergency.  They immediately …

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CHP Searches for Car Involved in Deadly Hit and Run


The CHP continues to search for the car involved in a hit and run that killed one person walking on Highway 101 in Nipomo. The accident happened around 9 pm Saturday night when a car driving southbound on 101 struck a pedestrian south of Tefft  Street. At first the pedestrian was thought to have been an animal hazard. No witnesses …

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Santa Maria Television Station Vandalized


A Santa Maria Spanish-language television station was vandalized Sunday night. An attack on KPMR has left the Santa Maria Univision affiliate with broken windows and damaged vehicles and satellite dishes. Suspects also succeeded in heavily damaging station news vehicles, including an engineering truck. A Twitter account associated with the name Pablo Quiroz Jr. posted photos of the vandalism, including damaged …

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Large Amounts of Narcotics Found in Storage Unit


During a follow-up investigation last week into an unrelated incident at a residence located in the 3000 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles, investigators discovered a large amount of narcotics hidden in a storage unit. In a cooler in the storage unit, investigators found one and a half pounds of methamphetamine that was divided into 11 individual plastic bags …

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