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SLO Marathon This Weekend

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The third annual San Luis Obispo Marathon is this weekend. Roads throughout the city will be closed from 4:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday for the full and half marathon. Race organizers and the city encourage drivers to use Highway 101 to travel between the north and south parts of the city. There are over 4,000 runners signed up for the race. The 5K and fun run will be at the Madonna Meadows on Saturday.

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Downtown Meters Donate to Homeless

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The city of San Luis Obispo on Thursday unveiled seven new downtown meters as part of a pilot program to donate to the homeless. The money raised from the new meters will be donated to the Prado Day Center to help those who ask for money to support addictive or negative habits. People can use the new meters by either swiping a credit card or depositing coins.

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Coroner Releases Information on Deadly Crash

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The San Luis Obispo County Coroner released new information yesterday on a deadly crash on Highway 46 East back in February. It was determined that the driver, 26-year-old Jeremy Nathanial Martin had THC, Codeine, and Ibuprofen in his system when he drove his car into an on-coming pickup truck. The passenger, Christopher Micheal Medina, died of blunt force trauma. The ... Read More »

Contractor Arrested for Burglary and Eavesdropping

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A North County contractor was arrested over the weekend for burglary and eavesdropping. The San Luis Obsipo County Sheriff’s Office is accusing 34-year-old Eutimio Anguiano of San Miguel of placing cameras behind vents in the master bedroom of three different homes. The Sheriff's Office wants you to call them if you find any similar tampering your home.   Read More »

Grover Beach Listed in Top 15 Small Cities in California

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Cities Journal lists Grover Beach as one of the top 15 small cities in California. The magazine listed Grover Beach because the city "offers a convenient middle ground if you love the beach lifestyle, but also want to be close to mountains and colder weather." Grover Beach was ranked 13th, while Healdsburg was ranked number one. Read More »

Heated Debate at SLO County Forum

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Sparks flew in the SLO County District Attorney debate last night. The debate, sponsored by The Tribune and the League of Women Voters at the San Luis Obispo Library, focused on each candidate’s background in leadership and experience. Deputy District Attorney Dan Dow argued that most of the office’s attorneys support him, so he’s better suited to lead them. But ... Read More »

Delay in Cabrillo High School Coach Battery Case

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The criminal case against two former Cabrillo High School assistant wrestling coaches charged with battery on a minor was delayed for a second time yesterday. Judge James Iwasko granted a continuance for further investigation to May 13. The two coaches- 45-year-old Chad Johnson and 22-year-old Matthew Giles- also face charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors for allegedly sanctioning ... Read More »

Candidate Forum Being Held Today

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A candidate forum for San Luis Obispo County District Attorney is being held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo County Library on Palm Street. The League of Women Voters and the SLO Tribune are hosting the forum, and you can come and ask questions to the candidates, Tim Covello and Dan Dow. Read More »

Sales Tax Proposal Gets Unanimous Votes

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The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously yesterday to prepare a proposal for June 24 for the council to put a half percent sales tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot. The sales tax would be increased from 7.5 percent to 8 percent for 10 years and is expected to generate 1.7 million to 2 million dollars annually, which the council ... Read More »

Two Arrested For Bank Robberies to Appear in Court Today

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The two people arrested for robbing three local banks are scheduled to appear in court this morning. Police arrested 55-year-old George Gonzales of Santa Maria and 33-year-old Tonya Young of Paso Robles after a Chase Bank robbery on El Camino Real. Investigators believe that the two are connected to the robbery of two branches of Bank of America in Pismo ... Read More »

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