Friday, April 29th, 2016

Local News

Arroyo Grande Bridge Will Not Get Repaired For Another Three Years

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The 100-year-old Bridge Street bridge in Arroyo Grande will not be repaired for another three years. Arroyo Grande is looking for ways to strengthen the bridge, built around 1908. Cal Trans says the bridge is functionally obsolete. It’s too narrow and has the lowest load limit allowed before they must be closed.

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El Chapo Allegedly Snuck Into California Twice After Escaping Mexican Prison

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According to his daughter, El Chapo snuck into California twice after his escape from a Mexican prison.  He entered California shortly after his interview with actor Sean Penn in October.  Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo, is now in custody in Mexico awaiting extradition to the united states to face drug trafficking charges. His eldest daughter, Rosa Isela Guzman-Ortiz …

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Nancy Reagan Passes Away

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One sad note this morning. Nancy Reagan is dead. The former first lady died of congestive heart failure. She will be laid to rest in Simi Valley, next to her husband of 52 years, former President Ronald Reagan. Nancy Reagan, dead at the age of 94.

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly Mustangs beat University of San Francisco 7-6 yesterday to complete a three-game sweep at Baggett stadium.  The Mustangs improve to 10-2 for the season.  They play at Pepperdine tomorrow. Mission Prep girls lost in the CIF Championship game Saturday to Flintridge Prep 39-34 in overtime.  They’ll open play Wednesday against minarets in the state tournament.  That game …

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Officials Say St. Fratty’s Day Party is Over

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One year ago, the Cal Poly St. Fratty’s day party led to the collapse of a garage roof. 3,000 party goers wearing green showed up to party early Saturday morning at a rental near campus. The roof collapsed and the video became an international event. This year, officials say the party is over.

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Paso Robles Police Clearing Homeless Camps Before Monsoon

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Paso Robles Police clearing out homeless camps along the Salinas River Bed before the March monsoon hits. 100 homelesss people live in about 49 encampments in the river bed. The mayor and city officials making a sweep yesterday. They found debris, tents, mattresses and tarps scattered everywhere.  Several weeks ago, a similar mass removal of homeless occurred in Grover Beach.

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Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized

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For the second time, a Black Lives Matter banner is cut down at the Unitarian Church in San Luis Obispo. A president of the fellowships board says he doesn’t know why someone is ripping it down.  He says perhaps someone feels that all lives matter and it’s not right to single out one group.  The church filed a police report …

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Operation Matador Leads to Over a Dozen Arrests

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Operation Matador leads to the arrest of more than a dozen suspected gang members in Santa Maria. The overnight raid involved 150 police officers, Sheriff’s deputies and Fedeal Agents. Arrests were made in Ohio, Oxnard, Bakersfield and Santa Maria.  Eight of the 15 were arrested in Santa Maria. Another 40 were detained. All are reportedly from Honduras and El Salvador. …

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Pismo Beach Pier to Get a Make Over

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The pier in Pismo Beach is going to get a $3.2 million dollar make over. The 90-year-old pier needs it.  Several pilings and planks have to be replaced. The city of Pismo Beach also wants to upgrade the pier to make it easier to control special events and to facilitate fire suppression. Construction could begin by the fall. The Pismo …

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Alan Hancock Students Line Up for Food

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Yesterday, some Alan Hancock students lined up on campus to receive free food. The Alan Hancock foundation spends about $500 a month to buy food for students the college describes as “food insecure.” The food is handed out to students on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month. One student says “not everyone gets a meal at night.”

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