Monday, June 27th, 2016

Local News

Daylight Savings Time May Be a Thing of the Past

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Are you tired of springing forward and falling back? Proposed legislation introduced in Sacramento would eliminate daylight savings time.  The bill would let voters end the bi-annual time change.  Assemblyman Kansen Chu of San Jose says the time change correlates with an increase in workplace accidents.  Another study indicates it does not limit energy consumption. Assembly Bill 2496 would end …

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Water Savings in California is Back Sliding

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The goal is to reduce water consumption by 25%. But since the start of the year, the savings locally is below that in many local communities. Cambria water users reduced consumption by 33%. Nipomo by 29%. And Arroyo Grande by 28%. But Morro Bay’s reduction was 20%, which is consistent with the previous six months. Pismo Beach was 17%, Paso …

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Today in Sports

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Tonight, the Cal Poly Mustangs baseball team is hosting UCLA at Baggett Stadium.  The Mustangs won four games against Pacific last weekend.  Beginning tonight, Poly opens a three game series against UCLA sandwiched around a game versus Michgan. UCLA for three games. Michigan for one tomorrow. Tomorrow afternoon, the Cal Poly women’s basketball team hosting UC Santa Barbara for the …

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Phillips 66 Hearings Resume Today

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Today, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission resumes public hearings for the proposed new rail spur at the Santa Maria refinery. Hundreds have protested, scores have already testified. The public comment continues today. The hearing for the expansion of the rail spur at the Santa Maria refinery getting underway this morning at the San Luis Obispo County Supervisors chambers.  …

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Voting Continues for Potential Water District

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According to the San Luis Obispo County Clerk recorder’s office, those who support the Paso Robles Water District are big operators who have raised six times as much money as those who oppose the water district. Those in favor of measure a have raised $120,000. Those opposed are mostly small landowners and local businesses. They have raised only $20,000. The …

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Lawsuit Against Morro Bay Couple Allegedly Planning to Block Path to Beach

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A lawsuit filed in Morro Bay against a couple with ocean front property.  The suit alleges their plan to build a home on their land would block a longstanding pathway to reach Morro Strand Beach. The group filing the suit is calling itself “Save The Park.” It’s led by Betty Winholtz, who is running for mayor. She says the construction …

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Smart and Final Extra to Open in San Luis Obispo

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Smart and Final Extra opens on Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo. It’s the first of three new extra stores to open locally. Those three stores going in where Haggen Supermarket store. The Smart and Final store on Lower Higuera has closed. It operated in San Luis Obispo for 57 years.

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Two New Development Projects in Lompoc

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Solvang Brewing Company is expanding into the city. And a community group now owns the Lompoc Theater. Solvang Brewing Company is going up at “H” and East Chestnut Street. They plan to have a taproom, eatery and production facility. The Lompoc Theater project group is working  to raise $6 million in donations to renovate the theater.

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Today in Sports

Basketball

Cal Poly men’s basketball team at home tonight against Cal State Fullerton. The Cal Poly men’s basketball game says farewell to four seniors.  Reese Morgan, David Nwaba, Joel Awich and Brian Bennet play their final home game tonight at Mott Athletic Center against Cal State Fullerton, Last night, the Cal Poly women lost to Long Beach State 61-56.  They host …

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Water Situation in South County Not Getting Better

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San Luis Obispo County Supervisors holding a study session yesterday on the water situation in the South County. They learn that the Lopez Lake Reservoir has not responded to recent rains.  In fact, the water level is dropping.  If it continues to drop, a shortfall will result in the South County. But Pismo Beach is planning to build a wastewater …

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