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Easter Egg Hunts Across Central Coast

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Lots of Easter Egg hunts this weekend on the Central Coast. In Arroyo Grande…..The 27th Annual Family Egg Hunt and Festival is tomorrow at Elm Street Park. Gets underway at ten.  The event is free, but kids are asked to bring their own Easter baskets. There’s an Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow at Mountbrook Community Church on Calle Joaquin. Another Sunday …

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Today in Sports

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Tomorrow, the Cal Poly track team hosts the 34th Annual Cal Poly Invitational.  Former Olympic medal winner Stephanie Brown Trafton is expected to compete.   Brown Trafton graduated from Arroyo Grande High School before attending Cal Poly.  She won the gold medal in the discus at the Beijing Olympic games.  She also competed in the Olympics in Athens Greece.  The discus …

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Recent Crime Wave in San Luis Obispo

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The San Luis Police Department warning residents to secure their valuables in their homes, cars and businesses. An increase in thefts from cars, homes and businesses reported. Also an increase in the theft of cars and and bicycles. Between December 1st and January 28th, there were more than 400 thefts reported in San Luis. Most of them involved unlocked vehicles …

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Annual Crime Statistics Down in Santa Maria

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Annual crime statistics released by the Santa Maria Police Department. They indicate robberies are down 11%. Auto theft dropped 26%. But there was a 9% increase in violent crime. 13 homicides reported, compared to just three from the previous year. Most of those murders were gang related. Forcible rapes increased from 44 to 53. Police made 6,000 arrests in 2015, …

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Morro Bay Police Officer Testifies Against Burglary Suspect

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A Morro Bay police officer testified yesterday in the trial of a 20-year-old burglary suspect charged with assaulting the officer. 20-year-old Alec Bryan Stephenson is accused of bashing officer Dale Cullum with a tree limb back in October. Stephenson allegedly struck the officer after he responded to a call regarding a commercial burglary on Quintana Road.  With blood streaming down …

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Morro Bay Reverses Ordinance Banning RV and Boat Parking in Yards

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Morro Bay City Council reverses itself on an ordinance banning RV and boat parking in yards and driveways. After issuing about 100 warning notices, the backlash inspires the council to change their law. It’s now OK for city residents to park their boats and RVs in the yards. The planning commission will review the code.

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Missing Navy Tug Boat Discovered

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Nearly a century after it disappeared, a missing US Navy tug boat is discovered off the coast of California. The USS Conestoga disappeared with 56 men aboard back on March 25th, 1921. The Navy launched a search and rescue effort which was second only to the search for Amelia Earhart. Two years ago, a survey near the Farallon Islands off …

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Today in Sports

Baseball

The Cal Poly baseball team opens a three game series this afternoon at Wichita State. Cuesta baseball hosts Fresno City College at one this afternoon at Cuesta The Cuesta softball team host Pierce College at 2:30 this afternoon In high school baseball, Yesterday Tempelton beat Morro Bay 7-5 Paso Robles shuts out Arroyo Grande 4-0 San Luis blanks St Joseph …

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Desalination Plan Gets Unanimous Vote to Move Forward

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San Luis Obsipo County Supervisors vote unanimously to move forward on plans to develop the Diablo Desalination Plant to provide water for the South County. The county may spend up to $36 million to enhance the Diablo Plant’s desal system, building new pipeline and improving current pipeline. Although the vote was unanimous, critics vehemently oppose the plan, saying it will …

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Foster Father Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Rape

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A former foster father sentenced yesterday to 20 years to life in prison for child rape. 51-year-old Robert Bergner of Nipomo reached a plea deal with the county district attorney. At his sentencing yesterday, the foster and adopted daughter read a statement detailing the struggles she faced for years. The girl, her brother and her sister were taken away from …

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