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Small Grass Fire in Gaviota

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A three-acre grass fire broke out along Highway 101 near Mariposa Reina in Gaviota around 6:45 yesterday morning.  Due to the fire’s close proximity to a fire station, crews were able to quickly contain the blaze within 20 minutes.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Cal Poly Students Protest Tuition Hikes

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A gathering of Cal Poly students held a protest yesterday against tuition hikes. The dozens of protesters wore all black clothing, waved signs chanting: “the death of the CSU.”  They say the California State University Board of Trustees may end a four-year hold on tuition increases due to inflation. The protestors are demanding a moratorium on tuition raises.

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Tourism Up in SLO County

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Visit San Luis Obispo County announced today that Tourist Spending in San Luis Obispo County Grew to $1.58 Billion in 2015.  Tourism continues to keep San Luis Obispo County’s local communities economically vibrant, growing at a 4% rate over 2014, a 14.0% increase from the previous years’ growth rate. Industry earnings generated by travel and tourism spending reached its highest …

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Deadly DUI Crash Near Santa Margarita

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The CHP has released the names of the two women involved in the deadly DUI crash near Santa Margarita this past Saturday.  56-year old Denise Lyn Fox of Santa Margarita was killed after her Toyota was struck by a Saturn driven by 23-year old Jessica Lea Allred of San Luis Obispo. Allred was driving westbound on Highway 58, east of …

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Converted Motor Home to Blame for Fires in Cayucos

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The CHP says an old Greyhound bus, that had been converted into a motor home, is responsible for sparking a series of fires along Highway 1 in Cayucos Sunday afternoon. Officers say the driver didn’t know his parking brake was on, which caused the brakes to overheat and eventually disintegrate. The molten brake material landed in dry brush along the …

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SLO Marathon Shattered Records

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Thousands participated in The 5th San Luis Obispo Marathon over the weekend.  The winners: Zach Bitter, age 30, from Davis, CA and Maggie Yount, age 32, from San Mateo, CA were the overall male and female champions.  Bitter crossed the finish line at 2:36:14 and Yount finished at 2:50:06.  Yount, in her 26.2 mile debut, shattered the women’s event record …

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Blake Shelton Tickets Sold Out Already

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For the second time in the history of the California Mid-State Fair a concert has sold out in just one day. All of the nearly fifteen thousand tickets for the Blake Shelton concert set to take place on July 23, 2016 were sold out in a matter of hours. Tickets for all other shows at this year’s Mid-State Fair remain …

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Katcho Named “Contender”

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The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced yesterday that 24th District Congressional Candidate Katcho Achadjian has been named a “Contender” in the NRCC’s “Young Guns” program. Katcho says it’s an honor to be named a Contender. The “Young Guns” program was founded in 2014 by Congressmen Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor to help provide qualified GOP congressional candidates …

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New Wayfinding Signs

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The City of San Luis Obispo is proud to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the City Wayfinding Program. Phase I included the installation of 30 directional signs in the downtown core and primary entry points into the City including Hwy. 1 at Santa Rosa, Hwy. 101 NB and SB off-ramps and Hwy. 227 at Broad Street. The project …

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Marathon Road Closures

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City Staff worked with design consultants to create a uniform signage system intended to provide visitors and tourists with an important “first impression” of our City. If you’re planning on traveling around San Luis Obispo this coming Sunday be advised – The annual San Luis Obispo Marathon takes place that day and will result in several road closures. Multiple streets …

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