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Phillips 66 Public Hearing Today

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Just getting underway this morning, a two day public hearing in San Luis Obispo regarding a plan by Phillips 66 to deliver by train crude oil to the Santa Maria Refinery.  Phillips 66 is now proposing that only 3 trains a week would deliver the crude oil on the proposed new rail spur.  That’s down substantially from the previous proposal. …

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Poll Released Shows More Info on Standings in Congressional Race

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A survey of 405 voters indicates Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian leads by a wide margin.  A handful of candidates are vying to replace congresswoman Lois Capps, who is stepping down after decades in office. 20% of voters interviewed said that if the election were held today, they would vote for Katcho. The next closest candidates were democrats Helene Schnieder and Salud …

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Lucia Mar School District Considering Restructuring Trustee Districts

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The Lucia Mar School District is looking at restructuring its trustee districts. The intent is to more fairly represent the shifting demographics in the school district. It’s the first time the district has adjusted the boundaries since it was unified back in 1966. The board is made of seven trustees.  They represent districts which include Nipomo, Oso Flaco, Arroyo Grande, …

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Atascadero Printery Building to be Auctioned Off

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Atascadero’s Printery building is going on the auction block.  The historic brick building in Downtown Atascadero is one of the original public buildings erected by E.G. Lewis in the early 1900.  It’s scheduled to auctioned off in an online auction on may 14th.  The building was previously owned by Kelly Gearhart, Atascadero’s former citizen of the year who was convicted …

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Bob Elliott Passes Away at 92

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One sad note this morning…. Bob Elliot of Bob and Ray has died. For nearly 50 years, Elliot was half of the comedy team which practiced a gentle, quirky brand of comedy.  It relied on a deadpan delivery rather than one-liners. Bob’s partner, Ray Goulding died several years ago. Bob Elliot dead at the age of 92.

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Jerry Brown Considering Releasing Inmates

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California State prisons are too crowded. So, Governor Jerry Brown wants to release a few thousand inmates.  Karen Lange is a lobbyist in Sacramento.  She says the Governor is introducing an initiative to free thousands of inmates from state prisons. Lange talked to San Luis Obispo County officials yesterday about what’s ahead for the state legislature. Supervisor Bruce Gibson reiterates, …

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Santa Maria Police Chief Asking for Help With Gang Violence

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Last night at Santa Maria’s City Council meeting, the Chief of Police makes a desperate plea to the community for someone to come forward with any information that may help investigators put a stop to the increase in gang violence.   Chief Ralph Martin says not one witness has stepped forward.  He says last year, there were 13 homicides, nine in …

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SLO County Supervisors Declare Shelter Crisis

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  San Luis Obispo County supervisors declare a shelter crisis in the county. The board told by homeless advocates that more than 1,000 people are homeless and sleeping outdoors. But there are only a few hundred shelter beds available on any given night in the county. The supervisors unanimously declare a shelter crisis and they ask the County’s seven cities …

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13 Arrested After Panga Boat Seizure

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13 people arrested after a Panga Boat was siezed near Santa Barbara Saturday. On board, about 3,000 pounds of marijuana. The coast guard spotted the boat at Arroyo Quemada Beach, west of Santa Barbara. Panga boats are medium-sized, open fishing vessels often used to transport illegal drugs and immigrants from south of the border.

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Cal Poly Men’s Basketball to Play UC Irvine Tonight

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Tonight, the Cal Poly Men’s basketball team hosts the tallest team in college basketball, ever.  The UC Irvine Anteaters.  The Anteaters may be the tallest team in the history of college basketball.  Their tallest player is 7 feet six inches. Two others are above seven feet.  Another is 6’10”.  The game starts at seven.

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