Arson Suspected in Nipomo Fire


Arson is suspected in the Nipomo fire which destroyed one home on Oakglen Avenue and damaged another. Seven mads place homes are owned by Donna and Greg France of Santa Maria. They bought the homes so that they could be used by farmworkers picking strawberries in nearby fields. Neighbors expressed opposition to the couple’s plans to put more than 100 …

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Cal Poly Strike Postponed


Next week’s scheduled faculty walk-out at Cal Poly and other CSU campuses postponed after faculty and university officials reach a tentative salary agreement. The deal will not be disclosed until later today. The four-day walk-out was scheduled before and after Cal Poly’s open house.

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Man Rescued from Morro Rock


A 27-year-old Fresno man had to be rescued from Morro Rock yesterday morning after climbing the southern side of the rock to proposed to his girlfriend on face time. Michael John Paul banks climbed the rock at sunrise. Shortly after 8:30, a CHP helicopter was sent to the rock to rescue him. The dangerous rescue will cost the groom thousands …

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Residents File Claim Against County for Contaminated Water


Residents living near the San Luis Obispo Airport file a claim against the county.  The issue is contamination of their water wells. 11 out of 61 water well near Buckley Road had high levels of TCE. 20 families near the airport have started the process of suing the county.

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Vehicle Thefts in San Luis Obispo


San Luis Obispo police warning you to lock your car. A rash of car thefts recently from unlocked cars, open truck beds and other vehicles last month. You are encouraged to lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of site. The areas hit include Fixlini and Alta streets, Corralitos and Alisal Avenues, Wilding Lane and San Luis Drive. Recent car …

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Two Arrested in Drug Deal Gone Wrong


Paso Robles police arrest two men in connection with a drug deal that went bad and ended in a shoot-out earlier this week. Two 19-year-old men arrested on several felonies. They are identified as Alejandro Mora and Fernando Madueno. A witness snapped a photo of their pick up leaving the area of Nicklaus street after shots were fired Sunday night. …

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Cross on County Seal May Violate Constitution


A judge in LA rules that a cross on the LA County seal violates the US and State Constitutions. The cross was removed from a conspicuous place in the seal in 2004. In 2014, two supervisors argued to add a cross on the top of the San Gabriel Mission. It passed but the ACLU and others sued. Supervisor Michael Antonovich …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team opening their conference play tonight by hosting Cal State Fullerton. The Mustangs against the Titans tonight at Baggett stadium, with games coming tomorrow and Sunday as well. In high school sports: Morro Bay baseball team plays at Nipomo at 4 Same for Morro Bay girls softball. Templeton baseball at Santa Ynez at four. San …

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Large Structure Fire in Nipomo


A massive structure fire late last night in Nipomo, where more than a 100 farm workers were to live while picking strawberries. Santa Maria farmers Greg and Donna France built four home on South Oakglen Avenue. Two others were under construction. Neighbors were unhappy about the density of the farm worker housing.  As many as sixteen people were to live …

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Building Moratorium in Pismo Beach to Remain in Effect


The building moratorium in Pismo Beach will remain in effect.That’s despite an unexpected increase in the delivery of state water. The building moratorium imposed last year because of the drought. This week, Pismo Beach City Council decides to keep the current restrictions on construction. Many other communities, particularly San Luis and Avila Beach, continue to allow extensive building. In Avila …

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