Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Local News

Today in Sports


The Cal Poly football team is practicing this week. The Cal Poly Mustangs football season opens September 2nd at Nevada Reno. In college baseball, today Ventura plays at Cuesta at 2:30 In college softball, the Cal Bears play a double header at Cal Poly today with games at one and 2:30 Cuesta softball team plays at Alan Hancock. A big …

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United Blood Services is in Urgent Need


United Blood Services is in urgent need of type –O blood.   Both O-negative and O-positive are in great demand. Donations have declined in recent months because of an increase in Zika deferrals. United Blood Services have locations in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. You can call and make an appointment or walk-in. Tomorrow, the city of Santa Maria is …

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SLO Supervisors Delay Discussion of Traffic Issues


San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s delay discussion of the Avila Beach traffic issues. The Board of Supervisors electing to delay discussion of Avila’s traffic flow until after the primary election.  Supervisor Adam Hill, who represents Avila Beach, has accepted campaign donations from developers like Chevron, who want to build resorts and homes in Avila Beach.

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SLO City Council Reverses Vote on Democracy Vouchers


The San Luis Obispo City Council reverses its vote on the so-called democracy vouchers.  The proposal by a Cal Poly professor would give voters public money to donate to local political campaigns. Councilman Dan Carpenter reversed his vote last night.  He asked two weeks ago that the council put the item back on the agenda.  Initially he supported the so-called …

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Earthquake is Expected Along California Nevada Line


A big earthquake anticipated along the California Nevada line. A magnitude 7-event expected every 30 years on average…. But one hasn’t occurred in sixty years. The fault runs from south of Yosemite National Park to north of Reno and Lake Tahoe. There were seven magnitudes 6.5 or larger earthquakes between 1915 and 1954. But not one since then. The last …

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Public Safety Forum Tonight


This evening, the League of Women Voters to hold a free public safety forum at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors chambers. County officials will give public safety presentations. The forum tonight runs from 6:30 to 9:00 at the county government center on Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo.

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Two Juveniles Accused of Arson


Two juveniles accused of arson in Atascadero. The two allegedly set a fire that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a vacant Atascadero building. Atascadero fire responded just before 11:00 Monday night to a single-story structure fire on Entrada Avenue. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about five minutes. The fire caused about $1500 dollars in damage. Two boys …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team beats Fresno State 7-1 last night at Baggett Stadium.  The Mustangs getting great performances from two freshmen pitchers, Cam Schneider and Thomas Triantos.  JC transfer Michael Sanderson and freshman catcher Nick Ryan each drove in two runs. This weekend is a big match up with UC Santa Barbara.  The Gauchos are 7-1 in conference, …

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Fire Burns 15 Acres in Creston


A grass fire burned 15 acres near Highway 58 and O’Donovan Road near Creston yesterday afternoon. Cal Fire received a report of the fire at 1 yesterday afternoon. The fire was contained at 4:19. No structures were damaged. There were no reported injuries.

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Fatal Car Crash on Cuesta Grade


A fatal car crash on the Cuesta Grade Friday night leaves a 16-year-old girl dead.  The girl is identified as Emily Reyes of Wasco.  She graduated from the Grizzly Academy in San Luis Obispo in December. 21-year-old Gino Lopez of Arvin was booked into the county jail on charges of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony DUI and driving …

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