Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Local News

Two Earth Day Celebrations on the Central Coast


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


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


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


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


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


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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Morro Bay Man Convicted of Felony Possession of Heroin


A Morro Bay man convicted yesterday of felony possession of heroin. Prosecutors believe he intended to sell the heroin. 54-year-old Steven York was found guilty of similar charges back in 2007 and 2013. District attorney Dan Dow says. “because heroin is killing our youth, our office is committed to vigorously prosecuting any dealer who is caught selling heroin or other …

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Amgen Tour of California Searching for Volunteers


The Amgen Tour of California is looking for a few good volunteers. On May 18th, the bicycle races will start by The Rock in Morro Bay and ride up Highway One to the Carmel area. Morro Bay needs about 200 volunteers to help with traffic control during the start of the race. If you’d like to volunteer, you’re encouraged to …

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Job Fair in Lompoc Today


67 businesses will be on hand, as well as governmental agencies, educators and other organizations. If you’re looking for a job, it will give you an opportunity to meet face to face with potential employers. The job fair in Lompoc today is free. It runs from two until five this afternoon at the Dick Dewees Community and Senior Center in …

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Santa Maria Man Celebrates 101st Birthday


Jim Petrella of Santa Maria celebrated his 101st birthday this week. The World War II veteran worked for many years as head librarian at the Santa Maria library. During World War II he received the Bronze Star for outstanding contributions against the enemy. He has some advice for you if you’d like to live to be 101. He says you …

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