Local News

Laguna Lake is Filling Up

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Water is returning to Laguna Lake.  The dry lake bed is now mostly inundated by the recent rainfall.  A small island still emerges from Laguna Lake.  Some neighbors are calling it “Isla Island in Laguna Lake.”

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County Supervisors Developing Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

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By this time next year, it’s likely the recreational use of marijuana will be legal in California.  Voters will vote on an initiative in November.  Currently polls show a majority of voters approve of legalization.  Yesterday, San Luis Obispo County Supervisors directed staff to develop an ordinance for cultivation like those in other California counties. Among those to speak before …

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Residents Asking SLO City Council to Ban Sale of “One Use” Water Bottles

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Residents are asking San Luis Obispo City Council to discuss a ban on the sale of “one use” plastic water bottles on city property.  They want the city to install more “hydration stations” so people can refill reusable containers rather than buy new bottles.  The council will hold a study session on the issue.

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Diablo Canyon Power Plant Being Evaluated

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State Senator Bill Monning of Carmel has introduced legislation that would require PG&E to do an assessment of the economic impacts if the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant were to shut down, either temporarily or permanently. More than 1400 people work at Diablo.  PG&E is the largest property taxpayer in the county. In 2014…the company paid 25 million dollars in taxes. …

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Cal Poly Grad Preparing for Third Olympiad

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Cal Poly graduate Sharon Day is preparing for her third olympiad. The soccer and track star competed in the high jump in the Beijing Olympics and in the heptathlon in London. She’s been working on the seven events in the heptathlon and says she continues to improve. The heptathlon includes the 200 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, 800 meter run, …

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Greg Morris Passes Away at 75

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One sad note this morning…  San Luis Obispo loses an icon. Gregory Morris died Monday at his home in Avila Beach. Greg Morris grew up in San Luis Obispo and attended Old Mission School.  He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1962.  He remained active in the Catholic Church.  He also worked to restore the La Loma Adobe in San …

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Ballots Sent Out for Proposed Paso Robles Water District

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Yesterday, ballots were sent out for the proposed Paso Robles Water District.  County officials are campaigning for approval of the water district.  Meanwhile at the Steinbeck winery, the campaign to defeat the water district continues.  Cindy Steinbeck says there are two trains rolling down two tracks.   One is a court case filed by 500 property owners.  The other is political, …

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Possible Cal Poly Faculty Strike

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A five day strike is possible at Cal Poly in April. Faculty at Cal Poly and throughout the California state system approved the five day strike April 13-15th and April 18 and 19th.   The strikes sandwiched around Cal Poly’s open house which is April 14-16th. The faculty union wants a 5% pay raise.  Chancellor Timothy P. White is offering a …

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Body Found in Morro Bay May be of Missing Man

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A body discovered Sunday in the Morro Bay Esturay may be that of a 22-year-old man who lived on a boat in Morro Bay. Avery Edward Danley disappeared in late January.  The body was found in the back bay near Los Osos late Sunday morning. Danley lived on his boat, which was moored off shore.  He commuted between the shore …

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Stairway to Nowhere Goes Before Pismo Beach Planning Commission Tonight

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Martin resorts is asking for a permit to replace the spiral staircase and build a new retaining wall over the structure near their restaurant, Ventana Grill. The circular stairway was temporarily dismantled in November.   The stairway stood on the beach for several years, but led nowhere because a connecting ramp collapsed during a storm in 2007.   Tonight, the planning commission …

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