Friday, July 29th, 2016

Local News

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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Santa Maria Police Search for Credit Card Thief


Santa Maria police are looking for a man who went on a shopping spree with a stolen credit card.  The card was in a wallet stolen from an unlocked card back in November. The suspect hit several stores, including the Home Depot. The man is described as white, about 25 years old with a thin beard. Anyone with information is …

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SLO Film Fest Continues


SLO Film Fest continues today in San Luis Obispo. Friday night is surf night, focusing this year on Mavericks and a local surfing legend, Pismo, the surfing goat. Saturday night is all about Ann-Margaret, but other luminaries will also be on hand including Ben Mankeiwiz and Allan Arkin. Tomorrow night, a documentary will be shown that may interest you.  Ben …

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Today in Sports


The girls basketball team from Mission Prep preparing for the Southern California Championship. The Royals travel to the Inland Empire for a game Saturday morning at ten at Colony High School in Ontario. The Royals one game away from the state championship at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, but Village Christian has a 6’4” center. The Cal Poly Mustang baseball …

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Mountain Lion Spotted at Cal Poly


A mountain lion spotted on the Cal Poly campus last night. The cougar spotted around 9:42 going down Brizzolara Creek near the Vista Carta footbridge. The big cat disappeared into the creek area. Police advise students to take caution. Although mountain lions generally avoid humans, about four people are attacked each year. Wildlife experts advise people to make a lot …

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Psychiatric Hospital Gets Vote of Approval


San Luis Obispo County Supervisors vote unanimously to approve a psychiatric hospital in Tempelton. Sheriff Ian Parkson says the psychiatric hospital does not present a danger. The vote allows the developers to move forward with that 91-bed psychiatric hospital in Tempelton.

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Search Continues for New Santa Maria Fire Chief


The search continues for a new fire chief in Santa Maria. Meanwhle interim Chief Scott Kenley fills the position. Former Chief Dan Orr stepped down four months ago to accept a position in Washington State, where there is no income tax. The city hopes to have a new chief by this summer.

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Los Osos Looking for Seven Reserve Fire Fighters to Hire


The Los Osos CSD is looking to hire seven reserve fire fighters. The men or women would cover two 12-hour shifts per month. To quality, individuals must submit an application by March 25th. For more information contact the Cal Fire SLO County Fire Station 15 in Los Osos.

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