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Arson at SLO High School

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San Luis Obsipo High School officials attribute the fire at their baseball equipment shed to arson. The fire Friday night caused more than $25,000 in damages. Fire officials suspect the fire started in a portable toilet and then burned two storage units next to it.  It destroyed $25,000 worth of equipment inside. It’s one of a series of arson fires …

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No Resolution Reached in Orcutt and Santa Maria School Districts

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Still no resolution to the contract dispute in the Orcutt and Santa Maria school districts. Friday night, dozens of teachers turned out to rally for a pay raise in Orcutt. Orcutt’s teachers union says teachers there make far less than teachers with the same qualifications in Santa Maria.  After ten years of service, the difference is about $12,000 per year. …

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly track and field team wins six events at a twilight meet last night in Clovis.  The track team is at home Saturday for the Cal Poly Invitational. The Cuesta baseball team loses to Cypress, 22-14. The Cougars scored ten runs in the first inning, but it wasn’t enough for the win. Cuesta is now 13-9 for the …

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Desalination Plant Talks Continue

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Today, supervisors will discuss investing $36 million in Diablo’s desalination plant to develop another water resource for the South County. Despite the recent rains, Lopez Lake remains lower than necessary to be relied upon as a source of water. Today, supervisors will discuss investing in Diablo’s Desal plant. The intent is to provide the South County with another source of …

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Pismo Beach Pier Jumper Identified

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The Pismo Beach Police Department identifies the man who jumped off the Pismo Beach Pier late Saturday night. He’s 28-year-old Marco Antonio Reyes of Tulare. Witnesses say he was swimming normally after the jump and declined help.  Several minutes later, however, he was heard yelling for help. Witnesses lost sight of him in the dark. Pismo Beach police, Cal Fire, …

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Man Falls to Death at Pirates Cove

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A 22-year-old man fell to his death yesterday at Pirates Cove, just south of Avila Beach. He has not been identified.  The reason for the man’s death has not been determined. It may have been accidental. An autopsy is scheduled later this week.

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Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan Proposal

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Thursday, a meeting to be held at San Luis Obispo city/county library to discuss the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard plan. The proposal is to change Broad Street between Ramona and Monterey to provide a route for bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicycles would be given priority over vehicles. The plan includes a pedestrian/bicycle over crossing of Highway 101. The meeting will be …

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Bernie Sanders in San Diego Today

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Today, Bernie Sanders is holding a rally at the San Diego Convention Center.  The Vermont socialist forging ahead with his pledge to campaign through the June 7th Primary. Sanders faces an uphill battle against presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, but California democrats are becoming disenchanted with Hillary’s cozy relationship with Wall Street and her security violations as Secretary of State.

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Team Lexi Shows Their Support

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Purple was the color of the day at Lakeview Jr High School in Orcutt yesterday. Yesterday was Team Lexi Wear Purple Day. Students wore purple to raise awareness about Lexi’s battle against childhood cancer. Over the weekend, a fundraiser generated $50,000 to help defray Lexi’s medical expenses.

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly track team headed for Clovis today for a twilight meet tonight.  Four teams competing tonight including Fresno State, San Jose State and Cal State Bako. The Mustangs will be home this weekend for the 34th Annual Cal Poly/Share SLO invitational at Cal Poly. The Cal Poly softball team plays a double header at LMU.  The Cuesta softball …

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