Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Local News

Possible Cal Poly Faculty Strike

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A five day strike is possible at Cal Poly in April. Faculty at Cal Poly and throughout the California state system approved the five day strike April 13-15th and April 18 and 19th.   The strikes sandwiched around Cal Poly’s open house which is April 14-16th. The faculty union wants a 5% pay raise.  Chancellor Timothy P. White is offering a …

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Body Found in Morro Bay May be of Missing Man

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A body discovered Sunday in the Morro Bay Esturay may be that of a 22-year-old man who lived on a boat in Morro Bay. Avery Edward Danley disappeared in late January.  The body was found in the back bay near Los Osos late Sunday morning. Danley lived on his boat, which was moored off shore.  He commuted between the shore …

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Stairway to Nowhere Goes Before Pismo Beach Planning Commission Tonight

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Martin resorts is asking for a permit to replace the spiral staircase and build a new retaining wall over the structure near their restaurant, Ventana Grill. The circular stairway was temporarily dismantled in November.   The stairway stood on the beach for several years, but led nowhere because a connecting ramp collapsed during a storm in 2007.   Tonight, the planning commission …

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Small Earthquake Reported on Sunday Night

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Did you feel an earthquake Sunday night?  It struck at 10:20 Sunday night. The epicenter was about 8 miles north of Simmler, just north of the California Valley. That’s about 41 miles southeast of Paso Robles.  Residents in Atascadero, Santa Margarita and San Luis Obispo reported feeling the tremor Sunday night.

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Government Meetings Across Central Coast

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Tomorrow, San Luis Obispo County supervisors to discuss cultivation of medical marijuana in the county.  They may enact an urgency ordinance.  They’ll also conduct a hearing for a proposal by Dana Adobe Npomo Amigos to waive fees for a visitor center and museum at the Adobe. The San Luis Obispo City Planning Commission will consider a request to amend the …

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SLO Planning Commission to Make Judgement on Oil Proposal

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After two days and more than 16 hours of public testimony, the San Luis Obispo planning commission will digest the issues related to Phillips 66 proposal to build a rail spur at the Santa Maria refinery to accommodate three oil trains a week.  Those trains are an alternative to about 195 trucks a week.  The planning commission will continue discussion …

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More Than 800 Students Competed in Skills USA Regionals

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More than 800 high school and college students from the Central Coast and the San Joaquin Valley converged on Paso Robles High School to compete in the Skills USA Regionals Saturday.  They competed in skills like auto repair, carpentry, plumbing, computer skills and even radio production.

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High Speed Train Back in Court

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The $68 billion dollar high speed train is back in court. Voters approved the rail system in 2008.  Back then, the bullet train was supposed to cost $40 billion dollars. A lawsuit filed by California farmers whose property lies in the trains path says the state can’t complete the project. In Southern California, opposition is mounting.  Train officials are weighing …

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Apartment Fire in Paso Robles

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An apartment fire reported Saturday afternoon in Paso Robles. Around 2:20 the fire department responded to a fire on Stoney Creekdrive.   Nine fire trucks and 20 fire fighters needed to get the fire under control. A woman and her child inside the apartment were unaware of the fire until three good samaritans forced their way in to the apartment and …

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Protest Against Oil Transport

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San Luis Obispo activist Heidi Harmon welcomes hundreds of protestors to the County Government Center yesterday to speak against a proposal by Phillips 66 to build a rail spur to accommodate increased crude oil transportation by rail to their Santa Maria refinery on the Nipomo Mesa.  The hearings will continue today before the San Luis Obispo County planning commission. Because …

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