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Today, San Luis Obispo County Supervisors to consider the development of a 91-bed psychiatric hospital in Tempelton. The County Planning Commission unanimously approved the project in January. But that decision was appealed to the board by angry residents. Many feel the project is too big for Tempelton. The hearing is expected attract a lot of speakers to the meeting today. …

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Teen Accused of Terrorizing Elementary School Drops Out of Cuesta College

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The Atascadero teenager accused of terrorizing an elementary school has dropped out of Cuesta College. Bret Stephen Landen was instructed by a judge to stay away from any school campus, except for Chalk Mountain Community School. Regardless, he enrolled in classes at Cuesta in January. Threats and cyanide he left at San Gabriel Elementary School forced it to close for …

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Today in Sports

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The girls basketball team from Mission College Prep hosts Bellarmine-Jefferson of Burbank tonight in San Luis. The Royals still alive in the state play-offs, which pleases first year coach Andrew Richardson.  The Royals hosting a team from Burbank tonight in the state play-offs for girls basketball. March Madness begins today with first round games in the National Invitational Tournament. And …

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St. Fratty’s Day Parties Returned Around Cal Poly

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It wasn’t like last year, but St. Fratty’s day parties returned to the neighborhood surrounding Cal Poly Saturday morning. The parties started as early as 4:30, according to police. Last year, more than three thousand students gathered at a house on Hathway Avenue. More than 50 people climbed up on a garage and it collapsed. Fortunately, no one was seriously …

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Power Outage Caused by Accident

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An accident knocked out power in Tempelton, Atascadero and Santa Margarita yesterday. About five thousand PG&E customers lost power yesterday morning when an accident on Lupine Lane caused the power outage. The power was restored early this morning.

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5th Annual Prep Expo was a Hit

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Several thousand people attended and took part in the 5th Annual Emergency Preparedeness Expo at the Madonna Expo Center Saturday.  Congresswoman Lois Capps visited and talked about the importance of preparedness on the Central Coast in light of earthquakes and wildfires.  Sheriff Ian Parkinson and several PG&E officials also spoke about emergency preparedness.

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Public Testimony on Railspur is Complete

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Public testimony on the proposed railspur at the Santa Maria refinery is finally complete.  The San Luis Obipso County Planning Commission wrapped up that element late last week. The next phase of the hearings begin next month. Phillips 66 is proposing to build a rail spur to transport crude oil by three trains per week rather than 195 trucks a …

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Today in Sports

Basketball

The Cal Poly Mustangs lose the final game of a three game series to Grand Canyon, 3-2. The Mustangs drop to 11-5 for the season. They beat Grand Canyon in the opener but lost Saturday and Sunday in Phoenix. In high school play-off action, Mission Prep girls beat Oxford academy 40-22 to advance in the state play-offs. The royals will …

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Time to Spring Forward

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This is the weekend to spring forward. Daylight saving begins Sunday at 2:00 am. You’re reminded to turn your clocks ahead one hour. You can turn your clocks ahead before you go to bed. Or when you wake up.

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Celebration for the Defeat of Paso Robles Water District

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A celebration at Steinbeck Winery last night east of Paso Robles for the defeat the Paso Robles Water District. Although supporters of the Paso Robles Water District spent one half million dollars to promote, the opposition spent only $20,000.  More than 70% of voters rejected the water district. 72-year-old grower Richard Saurett says he hopes the vote sends a message …

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