Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Local News

Residents File Claim Against County for Contaminated Water

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Residents living near the San Luis Obispo Airport file a claim against the county.  The issue is contamination of their water wells. 11 out of 61 water well near Buckley Road had high levels of TCE. 20 families near the airport have started the process of suing the county.

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Vehicle Thefts in San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo police warning you to lock your car. A rash of car thefts recently from unlocked cars, open truck beds and other vehicles last month. You are encouraged to lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of site. The areas hit include Fixlini and Alta streets, Corralitos and Alisal Avenues, Wilding Lane and San Luis Drive. Recent car …

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Two Arrested in Drug Deal Gone Wrong

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Paso Robles police arrest two men in connection with a drug deal that went bad and ended in a shoot-out earlier this week. Two 19-year-old men arrested on several felonies. They are identified as Alejandro Mora and Fernando Madueno. A witness snapped a photo of their pick up leaving the area of Nicklaus street after shots were fired Sunday night. …

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Cross on County Seal May Violate Constitution

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A judge in LA rules that a cross on the LA County seal violates the US and State Constitutions. The cross was removed from a conspicuous place in the seal in 2004. In 2014, two supervisors argued to add a cross on the top of the San Gabriel Mission. It passed but the ACLU and others sued. Supervisor Michael Antonovich …

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team opening their conference play tonight by hosting Cal State Fullerton. The Mustangs against the Titans tonight at Baggett stadium, with games coming tomorrow and Sunday as well. In high school sports: Morro Bay baseball team plays at Nipomo at 4 Same for Morro Bay girls softball. Templeton baseball at Santa Ynez at four. San …

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Large Structure Fire in Nipomo

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A massive structure fire late last night in Nipomo, where more than a 100 farm workers were to live while picking strawberries. Santa Maria farmers Greg and Donna France built four home on South Oakglen Avenue. Two others were under construction. Neighbors were unhappy about the density of the farm worker housing.  As many as sixteen people were to live …

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Building Moratorium in Pismo Beach to Remain in Effect

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The building moratorium in Pismo Beach will remain in effect.That’s despite an unexpected increase in the delivery of state water. The building moratorium imposed last year because of the drought. This week, Pismo Beach City Council decides to keep the current restrictions on construction. Many other communities, particularly San Luis and Avila Beach, continue to allow extensive building. In Avila …

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Laguna Lake to be Dredged Soon

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Now that it has water again, San Luis Obispo city officials are going to look at dredging Laguna Lake.The cost is not released, but just testing the soil by consultants cost $20,000 – $30,000.The dredging will be funded by Measure Y money and the city sales tax. The city of Atascadero took advantage of the drought to dig out the …

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Home Prices Up 5.5%

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Home prices in San Luis Obispo county up 5.5% over last year. Home sales up 1.5% from last year. The median home price in San Luis Obispo, $473,500. Last year it was $449,000.

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Merle Haggard Passes Away at 79

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California loses an icon of country music. Merle Haggard dies on his birthday this week at the age of 79. The singer songwriter died of pneumonia at a hospital near this home in Redding. Haggard grew up in Oildale, near Bakersfield. After his father died in his youth, Haggard got in trouble for minor crimes like car theft.  Once, he …

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