Friday, May 6th, 2016

Local News

New Low Income Housing to be Built in SLO

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The housing authority of San Luis Obispo is planning to build 46 affordable apartments geared toward low-income households that can’t afford market rents.  The project is called Iron Works. It includes two three-story residential buildings proposed for a 1.6-acre lot on the east side of Broad Street, about a quarter mile from Tank Farm Road. It’s across the street from …

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Cuesta College Job Fair Looking for Vendors

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Cuesta College is looking for vendors for its 12th Annual Spring Job Fair. The event to be held at the college in San Luis on April 26th. The deadline for business to participate is next Wednesday. A $75 fee will cover an eight-foot table and lunch for two representatives. For more information, you’re encouraged to visit the Cuesta College website. …

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Highway Resurfacing in SLO

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Beginning next week, a highway resurfacing project will begin on 101 in San Luis Obispo between south Higuera/Ontario Road and Reservoir Canyon Road. It’s expected that the overnight construction will be completed in May. You may encounter lane closures from nine at night to six the following morning. Delays should not exceed ten minutes. You’re reminded to slow for the …

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team home against San Jose State.  The Spartans have struggled, but they’ve got some quality wins over Stanford and Fresno State. The Mustangs host the San Jose State Spartans this weekend.  First game is tonight at six at Baggett Stadium. The Cal Poly women’s softball team plays this weekend at Santa Barbara. In high school …

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Two Arrested After Car Found Full of Stolen Goods

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The CHP stopped a vehicle traveling faster than 100 miles per hour on Highway 46 East near the Shandon rest area. They found the driver and his passenger were both intoxicated. A search turned up a car load of stolen property including laptops, electronic tablets, stolen credit cards and software. 21-year-old Rafael Anguiano and 29-year-old Jamie Cunningham were booked into …

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SLO Police to Focus on Distracted Drivers

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San Luis Obispo Police to focus next month on distracted drivers. The department deploying extra traffic enforcement officers on four days in April to stop distracted driving. The police say that using an electronic device while driving is a serious safety problem. In 2013, more than three thousand people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a distracted driver.

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Minimum Wage in California Could Cost Taxpayers

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Increasing the minimum wage in California would eventually cost taxpayers $3.6 billion dollars a year in higher pay for government employees.  That’s what non-partisan legislative analysts determine. Yesterday, a state assembly gave initial approval to boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Researchers say Latinos would benefit most because they hold a disproportionate number of low-wage jobs. …

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Snowpack in Sierra Better Than Last Year

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The snowpack in the Sierra is better than last year, but a state surveyor says that if falls far below what is necessary to declare an end to the drought. Frank Gerke says there were more than 58 inches of snow on the ground yesterday. 26 inches of water content. He says that’s just short of average for the date, …

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Paso Pops Concert to be Held July 2nd

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A new Fourth of July event kicks off with a gathering of supporters and the media at the new Ayres Allegreto Hotel Resort in Paso Robles yesterday. The event with the San Luis Obispo County Symphony to be held Saturday, July 2nd at the new Paso Robles horse park off Airport Road in Paso Robles. Proceeds from Paso Pops benefit …

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Santa Maria Man Reaches Cycling Goal

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A Santa Maria man reaches his goal of riding 90,000 miles on his bicycle before his 92nd birthday. Bob Mettauer started cycling after he retired in 1991. Bicycle Bob says he also lifts weights, bowls and takes a protein supplement, Knox Gellatin.

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