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Four Central Coast High School Students Offered Appointments to Military Academies

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Four Central Coast high school students, nominated by Congresswoman Lois Capps, were offered appointments at the nation’s top military academies. Vittoria Comin was offered an appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy. Vittoria ranks 6th out of her class of 323 students at Atascadero High School. She plays both softball and water polo and has participated in regional and national speech ... Read More »

Search Called off for Missing Man

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The search for a missing man has been called off. The man, 42-year old Benito Flores was helping his cousin Pastor Maurigro Cervantes with a baptism near Guadalupe Dunes Park when a large wave hit them. Pastor Cervantes and another person made it back to shore, but Flores was missing. Local law enforcement agencies were told of reports that a ... Read More »

Wine Grapes Were Number One SLO County Agricultural Commodity

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Wine grapes were the number one San Luis Obispo County agricultural commodity in 2013, according to San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures 2013 annual production statistics report. Despite the drought, wine grape production increased 10 percent. Total crop values were $960,710,000, an 11 percent increase from 2012. Strawberries were a close second. Mild weather and low rainfall ... Read More »

Distracted Driving Education

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During the month of April, law enforcement agencies here are educating the public about the dangers of distracted driving.  The campaign is in response to the 3,328 people killed nationwide in 2012, and 421,000 people that were injured in crashes involving distracted driving. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary ... Read More »

Insect Dangerous to Citrus Found in Arroyo Grande

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The San Luis Obispo County Agriculture Department confirmed they found an Asian Citrus Psyllid on March 26 in Arroyo Grande. This is not good news for San Luis Obsipo growers, as the insect is capable of killing citrus trees. The Department of Agriculture has quarantined areas including Pismo Beach to Nipomo that forces growers to exterminate the insects before moving ... Read More »

Obama Signed Bill That Capps Had Pushed

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President Obama has signed into law a bill that included a provision long championed by Rep. Lois Capps to adjust Medicare reimbursement rates so that they more accurately reflect the actual cost of practicing medicine on the Central Coast. The fix, which Capps had supported and pushed for more than a decade, will solve a long standing problem in which ... Read More »

Three People Swept into Ocean

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At 9:59 am, March 30, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to an ocean rescue located at Guadalupe Dunes Park. Three people were swept into the ocean at the conclusion of a baptismal ceremony. Two people were rescued and sustained no injuries. The third person was unaccounted for. A search effort began. The search included shore based, water rescue ... Read More »

House Fire in Arroyo Grande

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Here’s an update on a house fire in Arroyo Grande that occurred yesterday morning about 8. It was a two alarm fire on Platino Lane. Smoke could be seen for miles away. Major damage was done to the home owned by Germano di Carlo. One fireman suffered minor injuries but returned to duty. Nobody else was injured. Officials are still ... Read More »

Dr. Julian Crocker’s Education Report

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As I mentioned last week, each year in March, for the past 10 years, our office has issued an Annual Education Report for the county’s public schools and we host an event each year to present and discuss the Report.  The Report is included as an insert in the Tribune and this happened last Wednesday. The Report is available online ... Read More »

Early Warning Siren Testing

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1 and 2, 2014, the Early Warning System sirens located in the Diablo Canyon Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) will undergo regularly scheduled low volume growl tests. Each of the 131 sirens throughout the EPZ will be tested individually for a period of a few seconds. This is only a test and no action is requested ... Read More »

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