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Sheriff’s Office Release Cause Of Death For County Jail Inmate

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The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the cause of death for 35-year-old Rudy Joseph Silva. Silva was an inmate at the County Jail who complained of being ill and was transferred to Sierra Vista Medical Center on 1-23-14. Silva died four days later on 1-27-14. The cause of death is listed as respiratory ... Read More »

New Interim City Manager For Morro Bay

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Morro Bay has hired an interim city manager. Ed Kreins is scheduled to start the first week in February. Kreins was the city manager of Beverly Hills for 11 years before retiring. Since then, he's served as an interim city manager in communities across California, including Pismo Beach and Solvang. Morro Bay has been searching for an interim city manager ... Read More »

Free Tax Assistance by Cal Poly

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Starting Saturday, Cal Poly's Orfalea College of Business is providing free tax return assistance to individuals or families with incomes less than $50,000 a year. You can get help every Saturday through March 15. All returns are prepared by IRS-certified accounting seniors, and they're reviewed by certified professionals. They will be preparing forms including 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 540, 540A, 540EZ, ... Read More »

Severe Water Restrictions in Morro Bay

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A growing number of communities around the state are in danger of running out of water including here on the Central Coast. Morro Bay has announced what it calls "Severe Water Restrictions." Residents are now only allowed to water landscaping twice a week. The scheduled day for watering depends on street addresses. If you have an Odd number address, you ... Read More »

Cal Fire Needs More Firefighters

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The spritz of rain we had yesterday hasn’t changed the fire danger in the county. Cal Fire officials say they are ramping up staff all over the state. Here In San Luis Obispo County, 67 firefighters are on duty during the peak of fire season. But, this winter 21 firefighters remained on staff when it normally wouldn't keep any. Cal ... Read More »

Transformer Sparks Power Outage

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A transformer failure is to blame for knocking power out to about 900 Arroyo Grande residents yesterday just before noon. The failure also sparked a small fire at the top of the pole at t he intersection of Poplar and Juniper. Everything was back to normal for most of the affected residents by 12:30.  Read More »

Woman Struck and Killed by Bullet Train

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Caltrain is single-tracking through Redwood City while crews investigate the death of a woman struck by a baby bullet train this morning.  They say the adult female was struck and killed by Northbound train 305 about 6:15 a.m.   The train was moved to the San Carlos station, where all 200-passengers were allowed to get off and put on another train.  ... Read More »

Changes Coming to The Sewer System

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The City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Department will reveal major changes at its wastewater treatment plant later today. The department is working on improving the energy efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant as part of its Progressive Resource and Energy Partnership initiative. The city is working with PG&E to further the city's goal of being environmentally and fiscally responsible. ... Read More »

Hiking Trail Has Changes in Store

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Major changes are happening at a popular hiking trail that crosses through Pismo and Avila Beaches. The Ontario Ridge, that some say has the most beautiful vistas in the county, has been closed to the public at two of its three access points, and hikers are left wondering where they can go. Pismo Beach city officials said they put up ... Read More »

Suspect in Murder Trial Pleads Not Guilty Due to Insanity

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Mark Andrews, the Atascadero man who police say admitted to killing his neighbor last year, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in a San Luis Obispo courtroom earlier this week for the May 2013 murder. The victim was Colleen Barga-Milbury, a former Atascadero State Hospital employee. Andrews has a history of mental health issues, including being ordered to attend ... Read More »

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