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Cuesta College’s Pool is Safe Once Again


After being closed in June for emergency safety repairs to the pool lining, Cuesta College’s small 60,000 gallon pool will reopen on Monday, July 13. All 10 aqua fitness classes will resume on a drop-in basis beginning July 13 and will continue that way for the remainder of summer. The college hopes to resume children’s swim lesson classes in the ...

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Check Point in Santa Maria Tonight


The Santa Maria Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a checkpoint between 6 p.m. tonight and 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing. Drivers that are caught under the influence can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and ...

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Michael Nowak Declines Invitation to Conduct Concerts


Michael Nowak, who was let go last May by the SLO Symphony board, has declined the invitation extended by symphony musicians and board to conduct several concerts this season. The Symphony’s full season will begin October 3, 2015 and include 5 Classics in the Cohan concerts, the Apex for Kids Children’s Concert and the New Year’s Eve POPS concert.  The ...

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Police Make Arrest in Vandalism Case


Police have arrested a suspect in a vandalism spree in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. On June 9, nine banks and two businesses in the City of San Luis Obispo reported having multiple windows being vandalized. During the course of the investigation, round silver ball bearing type balls were found at the crime scenes. Some of the ball bearings ...

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Capps Introduces Bill to Help Provide Emergency Funding During Drought


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and more than 20 other original cosponsors from California, introduced a comprehensive bill that would provide emergency funding to help local communities stretch existing water supplies and improve water infrastructure in response to the California drought. The Drought Relief and Resilience Act fully funds existing programs so that treatment facilities ...

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Cuesta College No Longer Providing Youth Employment & Training Services


Cuesta College will no longer provide youth employment and training services in San Luis Obispo County. For the past six years, Cuesta has run the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Employment Services program out of the Youth One-Stop in Grover Beach, a satellite of San Luis Obispo County’s Business and Career One-Stop centers.Youth employment and training services are still available ...

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Charges Filed Against Driver in Multi-Vehicle Crash


District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that charges have been filed against Manuel Santos, 29, as a result of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred July 3, 2015, on Highway 1 near Lompoc.  Jesenia Liborio, 22, was killed in the crash.  A nine-year old girl and two other adults were also injured.  Santos was reportedly drunk at the time.

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Bomb Threat at Apartment Complex Prompts Evacuation


Yesterday morning around 11:00 the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a bomb threat call at the Mustang Village Apartments. Officers were able to determine that the threat was not specific nor was it credible. Details of the threat are not being released at this time due to an investigation into the source of the threats. At no time did ...

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House Fire in Orcutt May Have Been Caused By Propane Tanks


Propane tanks may have been the cause of a house fire in Orcutt last night. The fire burned a home located at 897 Sunnyside Avenue. It began just before 7:00 p.m.  Santa Barbara County firefighters say they were able to contain the intense flames to the first level of the two-story home. The people who live in the home were inside at ...

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SLCUSD Made List of “Best School Districts for Your Buck”


San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD) made the list of “Best School Districts for Your Buck” in a recent survey of school districts in Southern California. Of 153 school districts analyzed, SLCUSD placed fourth on NerdWallet.com’s list. The district also won several awards in the past few years, including the California Distinguished School designation and a National Blue Ribbon ...

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