Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Local News

SLO County High School Basketball Playoffs Happening Tomorrow


Tomorrow, three local high school boys teams host first round play-off games. Mission Prep boys will host San Marino Wednesday night. Coast Union will host Agbu-Pasadena in Cambria. Atascadero will host Bassett. Four other teams have road games. Arroyo Grande plays at  Mark Keppel. San Luis Obispo is at Santa Ynez. Nipomo at Buckley. Morro Bay at Foothill Technology. Shandon …

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Today is Presidents Day


Today is Presidents Day.  It’s a federal holiday. Banks and government offices are closed today. Schools are also closed. Baywood Park will have their Monday’s Farmers’ Market on schedule from 2-4:30. Garbage pick up will continue on schedule in most communities.

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Obama Spending the Day in California


President Barrack Obama is spending President’s Day in California. He’s raising money for fellow Democrats. He says environmentalists should not lose faith after the supreme court ruling last week to temporarily block his efforts to regulate coal plant emissions. The President visiting Rancho Mirage after helping Steve Westley raise money for a Gubernatorial bid in 2018.

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President Obama to Meet With Dictators of Southeast Nations

PHOENIX - APRIL 23:  Police officers watch as demonstrators hold hands during a protest against Arizona's new immigration law outside the Arizona state capitol building on April 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona. Critics say the new law will lead to racial profiling and civil rights abuses against the Hispanic community.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Seven dictators are meeting with President Barrack Obama today and tomorrow in Rancho Mirage. They are the heads of state from the 10 countries in the Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations. Human rights groups are outraged that only three participating countries have elected leaders. The other seven are dictators.

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SLO Supervisors Receive Update on Budgets


San Luis Obispo supervisors get an update tomorrow on state and county budgets. They’ll also get a report on department of planning and building priorities. That meeting gets underway at nine tomorrow morning at the County Government Center. Tomorrow, the Arroyo Grande planning commission will discuss a proposal for a 54-room hotel in The Village. San Luis Obispo City Council …

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Proposal for New Homes Around Vineyards Denied


The proposal to build 82 homes surrounding the vineyards at Latetia Winery is denied by the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission. The vote to deny was 3-1.  Commissioner Jim Harrison cast the lone dissenting vote. Commissioner Eric Meyer abstained. The developer is expected to appeal the decision to the full board of supervisors.

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Paso Robles Volunteers Providing Free Tax Service


Again this year, volunteers in Paso Robles are providing free tax service for seniors and others who need help. Mike Cussen and Stan Marquis started the volunteer service several years ago.  Each is a retired CPA. They’re joined by many other volunteers who are trained to help others do their taxes. To get an appointment, call the Paso Robles Senior …

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Orcutt Teachers Asking for Raise


Teachers in Orcutt want higher wages.  Wednesday night, dozens of teachers in the Orcutt educators association rallied for a pay increase.  The district and the OEA declaring an impass after six sessions of negotiations. They’ll next meet with a state appointed mediator to try to break the deadlock. The teachers say they earn less than a teacher with the same …

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Big Day for Santa Maria Girl Battling Cancer


Another big day for 12-year-old Lexi Brown of Santa Maria, who is battling cancer for the second time in her life. Tomorrow, boxer “Terrible” Terry Norris is holding a cancer awareness fight workout and brunch for Lexi in North Hollywood.  Lexi has also received support from Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors and rapper LL Cool J. She also …

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Valentines Day Across the Central Coast


To many on the Central Coast, Valentines weekend means wine tasting. Some take escorted tour by the Wine Wrangler in Paso Robles or some other wine tour company. Others prefer to spend the afternoon at their favorite winery from the Edna Valley to Paso Robles. Special events are being held at wineries up and down the coast.  Graveyard Vineyards has …

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