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Fatal Accident on Foothill This Morning

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A fatal accident reported early this morning on Foothill Boulevard near Los Osos Valley Road on the outskirts of San Luis. Around 3:30 this morning, the Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of the accident. A pedestrian pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation into the fatal accident is underway.

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Pismo Beach Police Search for Hit and Run Suspect

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Pismo Beach Police are searching for a man who fled from the scene of an accident after a rollover car crash last night. The police found a stolen vehicle around seven last night.  At ten, a man got into the car and police initiated a traffic stop.  The suspect then drove off on Northbound 101, leading police on a car …

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The Storm Left a Mess Throughout the Central Coast

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Yesterday was clean up day after powerful winds blasted the Central Coast and much of Southern California. The winds and falling trees knocked out power to thousands of customers for a short time Sunday afternoon and evening from Santa Maria to San Luis Obispo.  Trees fell on houses in Cambria and Los Osos. The rain storm Sunday morning softened the …

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Candidates Chasing the Supervisor Seat

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Campaign fundraising figures released for local supervisorial races. The top campaign fundraiser is incumbent Adam Hill with about $140,000.  Most of that money comes from developers. Challenger Debbie Peterson has raised $48,000. The former mayor of Grover Beach is challenging supervisor Hill in the Third District. Peterson is also a democrat. Also in the race, Dan Carpenter has raised about …

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Heavy Rainfall Across the Central Coast

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Sunday’s rainfall surpassed an inch in many areas of the Central Coast.  San Luis Obispo received 1.23 inches.  Paso Robles 1.1 inches. Eight tenths of an inch in Morro Bay. Did you see rainwater running off your roof and down your street? San Luis Obispo County supervisor Frank Mecham installed rain barrels a couple years ago to capture the rain …

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Contaminated Groundwater Near SLO Airport

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Contaminated groundwater near the San Luis Obispo Airport has inspired an informational meeting Thursday. The regional water quality control board is leading the investigation. The meeting to be held at its office on Aerovista at 5:30 Thursday afternoon. TCE turned up in at least 11 wells in the area around Buckley Road. A private law firm conducted its own investigation …

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SLO County Supervisors to Consider Legislation For 2016

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Tuesday, San Luis Obsipo County Superivsors will consider the county’s legislation platform for 2016. They’ll also get an update on the women’s jail expansion project. That meeting gets underway at nine tomorrow morning at the county government center. On Thursday, the county planning commission will open a two-day hearing to consider a request from Phillips 66 to modify a rail …

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New Candidate Enters the Race for Congress

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Later today, Matt Kokonnen will officially announce his candidacy for congress in our own 24th Congressional District. The conservative from San Luis joins nine others in the race. The front runner is Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.  Katcho is the only candidate to serve as an elected official above the county level.   Katcho served as San Luis Obispo county supervisor before  being …

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Prank Phone Call Leads to Smashed Windows

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Saturday night, employees of the Burger King in Morro Bay smashed windows after receiving a prank call from someone who claimed to be from the fire department.  The prankster told employees to smash the windows for ventilation because of an alleged gas leak.  A Morro Bay public safety team responded and found no gas leak, but they found extensive damage …

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Amgen Tour of California Returning to Central Coast

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The Tour of California bicycle race is returning to the Central Coast.  Stage three ends on Gibraltar Road between Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.  On Wednesday, May 18th, stage four begins at the rock in Morro Bay.  Dave Schultz owns the bike shop in Morro Bay.  He says he’s thrilled to have the race run directly in front of his …

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