Rail Spur Project Closer To Approval


A controversial project is one step closer to being approved.  The SLO County Planning Commission voted Monday morning to move forward with the proposal to build a rail spur at the Phillips 66 oil refinery.  This rail spur could drastically increase the number of trains hauling oil through the Central Coast.  Many residents and community leaders are opposed to the …

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SLO County Planning Commission To Decide On Rail Spur Project


The SLO County Planning Commission has set a hearing Monday May 16th  to decide on a highly controversial proposal for a local oil refinery.  The commission will deliberate on whether to approve the construction of a rail spur at the Phillips 66 Nipomo Mesa refinery.  Those opposed to the rail spur project are concerned of the possible danger to the …

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Search For Possible Arsonist In Santa Barbara


Down in Santa Barbara, Investigators with the Santa Barbara City Fire Department are looking a possible arsonist.  Fire officials believe a person or people are responsible for lighting a fire inside an art supply store on Victoria Street in Santa Barbara Sunday morning, May 15th.  Around 8am, fire crews got the flames under control before the building sustained any serious …

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AMGEN Will Cause Road Closures In Morro Bay


Sections of several streets in Morro Bay will be closed this Wednesday, May 18th for the AMGEN bike race.  Road closures include: Embarcadero, Pacific, and Main.  Highway 1’s northbound off-ramps at Main Street, Highway 41, San Jacinto, and Yerba Buena will also be closed.  These closures will be in effect from approximately 9:30  to 10:30am.  On-street parking along the Embarcadero …

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SLO Resident Stops Car Burglar


A San Luis Obispo resident took matters into his own hands against a car burglar this week.  At around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jonas Bailey witnessed someone going through his car.  Baily immediately called police but then decided he wasn’t going to wait for them to arrive.  Baily approached the man while he was still rifling through the car.  And …

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New City Manager In Grover Beach


Grover Beach has hired a new city manager.  Matthew Bronson who served as Assistant City Manager of San Mateo for the last 5 and half years was selected for the post.  Bronson was chosen out of 47 qualified candidates.  Bronson replaces longtime city manager Bob Perrault, who retired earlier this year after ten years on the job.  Bronson will make …

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Gang Member Arrested In Pismo On Drug Charges


A suspected gang member was arrested at a Pismo Beach hotel on Tuesday.  The SLO County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force received a tip that a Santa Barbara County gang member, identified as Gabriel Fuentes, age 36, of Santa Maria was possibly staying in the Pismo Beach area selling narcotics.  Fuentes was observed at the Edgewater Inn and was contacted at …

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Historic Building To Be Saved By Foundation


A newly formed non-profit group is working to save an historic building in Atascadero.  The Atascadero Printery building, built in back 1915, was scheduled to be sold off on Saturday May 14th at this year’s public auction of tax-defaulted properties.  A group of folks got together to form the Atascadero Printery Foundation and expressed interest in restoring the building for …

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Cal Poly Football Player Enters Plea


Cameron Akins, one of the five Cal Poly football players that burglarized a fraternity house and resisted arrest back in August 2014, entered pleas of no-contest yesterday.  The felony charges include: attempted home invasion robbery in concert with the use of a firearm, residential burglary, and resisting a peace officer by use of force.  The August 2014 incident involved Akins …

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