Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Local News

Public Testimony on Railspur is Complete

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Public testimony on the proposed railspur at the Santa Maria refinery is finally complete.  The San Luis Obipso County Planning Commission wrapped up that element late last week. The next phase of the hearings begin next month. Phillips 66 is proposing to build a rail spur to transport crude oil by three trains per week rather than 195 trucks a …

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly Mustangs lose the final game of a three game series to Grand Canyon, 3-2. The Mustangs drop to 11-5 for the season. They beat Grand Canyon in the opener but lost Saturday and Sunday in Phoenix. In high school play-off action, Mission Prep girls beat Oxford academy 40-22 to advance in the state play-offs. The royals will …

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Time to Spring Forward

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This is the weekend to spring forward. Daylight saving begins Sunday at 2:00 am. You’re reminded to turn your clocks ahead one hour. You can turn your clocks ahead before you go to bed. Or when you wake up.

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Celebration for the Defeat of Paso Robles Water District

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A celebration at Steinbeck Winery last night east of Paso Robles for the defeat the Paso Robles Water District. Although supporters of the Paso Robles Water District spent one half million dollars to promote, the opposition spent only $20,000.  More than 70% of voters rejected the water district. 72-year-old grower Richard Saurett says he hopes the vote sends a message …

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SLO Planning Commission Discusses Proposed Avila Ranch

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Yesterday, San Luis Obipso planning commission discusses the proposed Avila Ranch. 720-homes are planned for the area around the airport despite opposition from the airport land-use commission and the lack of water in San Luis Obispo.  Yesterday, opponents also talked about traffic issues in the area if those homes were to be built. The commission continued its discussion.

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Smoking Bill to go to Jerry Brown After Senate Vote

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State senators voted yesterday to raise the legal age Californians can buy cigarettes from 18-21. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown. No word if Governor Brown will sign it.

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Cuesta College Conducting Annual Nursing Education Fair

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Today, Cuesta College is conducting its annual nursing education fair. It will be held from 11 until 1 on the San Luis Obispo campus in Building 2500. Its geared toward current students, alumni, and employed nurses who are looking to get a Bachelor’s or Master’s in nursing. Many in and out-of-state schools will be on hand.

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Today in Sports

Basketball

The Cal Poly men’s basketball lost to UC Irvine 84-64 in the Big West Tournament. The Mustangs shot 38% from the field and 45% from the free throw line. They were 9 for 20 from the line. The Anteaters were 20 for 22. The Mustangs, however, made 13 threes. They shot 56% from long range. The Mission Prep girls basketball …

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18-Year-Old Accused of Putting Cyanide at Elementary School

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Despite a court order to stay away from any school but Chalk Mountain Community School, 18-year-old Bret Stephen Landen is attending Cuesta College. Landen is accused of putting cyanide and threatening letters at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero, which forced it to close for two weeks. His pre-preliminary hearing is next Wednesday. Cuesta College is asking for guidance from …

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Water District Vote Counting Continues

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The vote counting continues today for the Paso Robles Water District, but it’s clear that the proposal has been soundly defeated by voters. Both measures, one to fund the district through a parcel tax, and the other to form the district are overwhelmingly rejected by voters.  Measure A needed 66% of the vote for passage.  It received only 22% to …

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