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Grover Beach Police Clearing Area of Homeless


Today, police in Grover Beach will begin clearing homeless out of a natural habitat. The encampment is compromising the ecology of the estuary area. Grover Beach police and California State Parks will be clearing out the homeless encampment on the border of Pismo and Grover Beach. It’s just off 4th street and El Camino Real. Another homeless encampment in the …

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Earth Day SLO Was A Hit


Earth Day SLO 2016 held yesterday at Rancho El Chorro Regional Park near Cuesta College. Mary Ueberasax opened the ceremony. Several thousand attended Earth Day yesterday at Rancho El Chorro Regional Park. Candidates, beer, wine, food, clothing and lots of goods and services related to the care and nourishment of Mother Earth. El Rancho Regional Park is located across Highway …

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Atascadero Robotics Team Return to World Championships


The Greybots return to the world championship in robotics. The Greybots are a robotics team from Atascadero. They include 17 high school students, and two junior high students from Atascadero and San Luis Obispo. Several years ago, the Greybots teamed with another team from Palo Alto to win the world championship.

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Arrest Made in Connection With Arson Fire


An arrest made in connection with an arson fire at a Santa Maria apartment last month. 19-year-old Daniel Abraham Reyna of Lake Forest allegedly started the fire. He was arrested in southern California. The fire occurred at Vizcaya apartments on the 500 block of West Sonya Lane in Santa Maria.  When firefighters arrived, several apartments were already engulfed in flames. …

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Santa Maria Man Robbed on Friday


A Santa Maria man attacked and robbed around 9:30 Friday night. The incident occurred at the intersection of Park and Smith Street. Police say two Hispanic men in a white 4-door sedan approached the victim and demanded money.  When he refused to give up his money, they attacked him. The victim lost consciousness.  When he regained it, he discovered he …

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Strong Winds Helped Morro Bay Kite Festival


A strong wind helped the 10th Annual Morro Bay Kite Festival over the weekend. Hundreds of kites flew over Morro Strand State Beach Saturday and Sunday. Big ones and small ones. Some were more than 30 feet in diameter. Thousands of people turning out for the 10th Annual Kite Festival over the weekend in Morro Bay.

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly baseball team swept the 9th ranked UC Santa Barbara Gauchos over the weekend. A key moment occurred in the 7th inning yesterday with a Gaucho on third base and the Mustangs needing an out. Lee put Spencer Howard of Templeton on the mound and he struck out the hitter. Howard is a red-shirt freshman from Templeton. The …

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Water Issues Facing City of SLO


A staff presentation last night on water issues facing the City of San Luis Obispo. The workshop intended to encourage more conservation in the City of San Luis Obispo and illuminate people about the state of the water situation in the city.  About 150 people turned out for the event at the Ludwig Center in San Luis, including councilman Dan …

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Two Earth Day Celebrations on the Central Coast


The 10th Annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival is tomorrow (Saturday) at Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles. The 36th Annual Earth Day Celebration is Sunday at Rancho El Chorro across Highway One from Cuesta College.

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Candidates Forum Last Night for 24th Congressional District


Another forum for candidates vying to fill Lois Capps seat in the 24th Congressional District. The district covers San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and part of Ventura County. All nine candidates debated at Cuesta College in San Luis last night. They include four Democrats, three Republicans and two independents. According to recent polls, the front runners are Democrat …

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