Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Local News

Small Earthquake Reported on Sunday Night


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Congressional Candidates Hold Debate

US Congress

Congressional candidates debate the issues at Cal Poly last night.  Four Democrats, three Republicans and two independents took part in the debate at Spanos theater on the Cal Poly campus.  The candidates are vying for the 24th district seat held by congresswoman Lois Capps for the past 18 years. According to a poll released earlier this week, republican Katcho Achadjian …

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Art Show at the Museum of Natural History


Last night, Slope kicked off an art show opening at the Natural History Museum in Morro Bay.  Artists create works which are sold to generate money to help protect the environment.  The current show is focused on the 50th anniversary of the creation of Montana de Oro State Park.   The exhibit will be at the Museum of Natural History in …

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Tryouts for New Oceano Lifeguards


Tomorrow, California State Parks will hold its summer lifeguard tryout for the Oceano Dunes district. Candidates will be required to complete a 1,000 yard ocean swim within 20 minutes.  They’ll also have to do a run-swim-run within 10 minutes.  Qualified applicants will then be invited for interviews.  The seasonal job pays $15 per hour.

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