Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Local News

Homeless Man Arrested for Starting a Fire At A Gas Station


A homeless man arrested for starting a fire at the Shell station on Madonna Road early yesterday. The fire did not cause any damage and burned out on its own. Surveillance video  showed 28-year-old Daniel Francisco Delgado starting the fire. He was already in the county jail when police identified him, having been arrested a couple hours after the fire …

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Santa Maria Police Step Up to Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists


Santa Maria police are stepping up enforcement of laws to protect pedestrians and cyclists. In the past three years, more than 300 injury accidents involved pedestrians and people on bicycles.  11 of those crashes were fatal. For the next seven months, the Santa Maria police department will be watching for drivers making illegal turns, failing to stop and failing to …

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Team Lexi Gets More Support


Another manifestation of support for a 12-year-old Santa Maria girl battling cancer. Orcutt burgers is selling “Team Lexi” t-shirts with proceeds going to Lexi’s family to help defray the cost of her medical treatment. The shirts are $25 each. There will also be a fundraiser tomorrow evening at St. Luis de Montfort Chruch in Orcutt. Gets underway at six tomorrow …

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LA Construction Worker Falls to His Death


A construction worker fell to his death from the tallest building in Los Angeles. The man’s body struck the back of a car that was traveling on south Figueroa Street. A woman inside the vehicle was examined by medical personnel. She was scared, but not injured. The Wilshire Grand Hotel is currently under construction. When it’s completed, it will be …

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German Shepherd Found After Falling Overboard


Five weeks after she fell overboard,  a young German Shepherd is discovered on San Clemente island, 70 miles off San Diego. The island is a navy training base. Luna the dog swam two miles to reach the remote island.  She apparently survived by eating mice. The dog was discovered by navy staffers, who spotted her by a road, wagging her …

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Today in Sports


The Southern California Championships await the girls basketball team from Mission Prep.  First year coach Andrew Richardson says the girls are anxious to play for the title.   The Royals take on Village Christian tomorrow morning in Ontario.  The winner advances to the state championship at the Arco Arena in Sacramento. The Cal Poly baseball team headed for Sacramento for a …

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SLO Police are Prepared for Saint Patrick’s Day


St Patrick’s Day today on the Central Coast. In San Luis Obispo, many young people hit the pubs at six this morning, when the doors opened at spots like McCarthy’s and Bulls Tavern.  Captain Keith Storton of the San Luis Police Department says the city is prepared.  They encourage selfies, not mugshots.  San Luis Obipso police out in force this …

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San Luis Obispo City Council Looking to Publicly Fund Political Campaigns


San Luis City Council looking at ways to publicly fund political campaigns. On a 3-2 vote, the council directs staff to return with a proposal called a “democracy voucher.”  each registered voter would receive $20 to donate to candidates, but only to those candidates who agree to receive only contributions through the publicly funded program.  It would be among the …

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Paso Robles Receives Federal Grant to Improve Airport Runway


The city of Paso Robles receives a federal grand to improve the runway at the Paso Robles airport. The grant for $1.4 million will complete rehabilitation of the taxiway. The project will extend the life of the runway for another 10-15 years. Some see the Paso Robles airport as the airport of the future for the county, because of the …

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Judge Upholds a Ruling by Air Pollution Control District


A judge upholds a rule imposed by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. The rule is intended to reduce the amount of unhealthy dust pollution blowing from the Oceano Dunes onto the Nipomo Mesa. A group of off-highway vehicle enthusiasts challenged the legality of the rule. The rule requires parks to reduce the amount of dusty blowing …

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