Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Local News

Car Crashes into Insurance Business Office Injuring Four


The driver of an SUV crashed his vehicle into a Santa Maria insurance business yesterday injuring four people. 81-year-old Marciano Escutia was trying to cross South Broadway from South Jones Street early yesterday afternoon. He failed to yield to a Mercedes-Benz. The two vehicles collided, sending the Mercedes into a tree and the Suburban into Cruz Insurance. No one inside …

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Bullet Train Cost Just Went Up


The cost of California’s Bullet Train just went up. The rail authority faces hundreds of millions of dollars in potential change orders and other possible cost increases on the first 29 miles of the bullet train. The change orders and other claims coming from construction firms, utilities and railroads. It may increase estimates by 30%. The entire system estimated to …

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Ski Season Could Extend Into May


Because of the spring snow in the Sierra, ski season may extend into May. The Mt Rose Ski Tahoe Resort announcing winter operations will continue until May 8th. Kirkwood and Heavely are looking to conclude winter operations April 17th. Same for Northstar. But spokesmen say it’s been a great season, that skiing is still fantastic.

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly baseball team comes from behind to beat Cal State Bakersfield 8-4 last night at Baggett Stadium. The Cuesta baseball team shuts out Pierce 9-0, to take sole possession of first place in the Western State Conference standings. Cuesta softball team splits a double header with Allan Hancock. Demi Dannel pitched in each game. Today, Mission Prep plays …

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Los Osos Sewer Finally a Reality


After more than 40 years of controversy, the Los Osos sewer is a reality. A home-owner hooks up to the new sewer system yesterday. Robert Shipe lives on Highland Drive. His home is among 1800 given the ok to begin connecting to the Los Osos sewer project. The second phase calls for Baywood Park to connect to the system. Because …

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Cal Poly Faculty Preparing to Walk Out on Strike


Cal Poly faculty and their colleagues in the Cal State system are preparing to walk out on strike in two weeks.  They want a pay raise.   Now, an independent report calls for a 5% raise for Cal State faculty.  The report released yesterday. It’s part of a mandatory arbitration process. The faculty walk-out scheduled two days before and two days …

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Ribbon Cutting for New LOVR Bridge


Ribbon cutting today for the new Los Osos Valley Road widening project and bridge over 101. The project finished two months ahead of schedule. It may also come in under the $24 million budget. The ceremony held at ten this morning at the Hampton Inn parking lot.

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Elderly Woman Fires Two Rounds at Firefighters


An elderly San Luis Obsipo woman mistook firefighters for burglars and fired two rounds from her revolver.  The first was accidental. The second round she fired into the air. No one was hurt.  And no one was arrested. The incident occurred around 2:00 Sunday morning when fire personnel responded to a personal medical alarm activation in the 100 block of …

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Marco Rubio Drops off of Ballot


Marco Rubio is asking California’s secretary of state to remove him from the June 7th presidential primary ballot. He made the request in riding to Secretary of State Alex Padilla. It could help Texas Senator Ted Cuz and Ohio governor John Kasick, who are trying to make up ground against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. In order to be removed from …

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Home Invasion in Orcutt


A home invasion robbery yesterday in Orcutt. Three men broke into a woman’s home and robbed her at gun point. The robbery occurred on Via Vista Verde near Del Norte Way. The suspects are described as three African-American men between 18 and 25 years of age. The men stole two handguns and a large amount of marijuana. Santa Barbara County …

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