LOVR On-Ramp Will be Closed Daily February 16-20


The southbound U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp at Los Osos Valley Road will be closed daily from Monday, February 16 until Friday, February 20 between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. Motorists wishing to travel southbound on U.S. Highway 101 may detour by using the onramps at either South Higuera Street or Madonna Road. Electronic Message Boards …

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Reintroduction of SAFE PLAY Act


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have announced the reintroduction of the Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth (SAFE PLAY) Act, a bill that would promote the safety of young athletes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are nearly 30 million children participating in …

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Santa Maria Students Visiting White House


More than a dozen Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students are visiting the White House during a tour of Washington, D.C. The Migrant Education students from Righetti, Santa Maria and Pioneer Valley high schools are also visiting other foundations of democracy including Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument and various historical sites. The civics education program called “Close Up …

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Prescribed Burns in Morro Bay


The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) in cooperation with the Morro Bay Fire Dept., and the Air Pollution Control District have announced tentative plans to conduct prescribed pile burns of diseased, dead and downed Monterey pines in the Black Hill area of Morro Bay State Park. The pile burn project will occur as soon as weather conditions …

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Transient Man Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself to Children


On February 9th, at about 2:15 pm, Morro Bay Police responded to Del Mar Park, located on the north side of Morro Bay, regarding a report of a male adult exposing himself to children in the park. Officers responded and observed William Tallman, a 46 year old transient residing in Morro Bay, who was actively exposing himself with several children …

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City Wide Tobacco Sales Compliance Check Operation Reveals Stores That Sell to Underage Children


On January 26, 2015 the San Luis Obispo Police Department, in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program, conducted a city wide tobacco sales compliance check operation. The compliance check utilized the help of two local teens who attempted to purchase tobacco at 36 locations. Six clerks of the 36 stores sold tobacco to the …

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Cuesta College’s Accreditation Reaffirmed


Cuesta College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for the next six years. On February 6, 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the regional accrediting agency that evaluates two-year colleges in California, took action to reaffirm Cuesta College’s accreditation. In a letter from ACCJC President Barbara A. Beno, the Commission affirms that Cuesta College has provided evidence that …

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PWC of Morro Bay Plans to Release Golden Eagle


  Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) of Morro Bay plans to release a Golden Eagle on Wednesday or Thursday that was rescued in between Atascadero and Templeton in mid-September. The bird was rescued by a member of the public after being found unable to fly, likely after being hit by a car. The eagle was delivered to the Pacific Wildlife Care …

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Woman Hit by Amtrak Train


On February 6, at about 8:15 pm the San Luis Obispo Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from Amtrak dispatch reporting a North bound Amtrak train had struck a pedestrian. The collision occurred about one half mile South of Orcutt Road in the City of San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo City Fire and Police Departments responded and located …

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Cal Poly Student Pleads No Contest to Marijuana Charges


Cal Poly student Gear McMillan pled no contest Friday morning to felony Possession for Sale of Marijuana.  He will return to court for sentencing on April 17, 2015.  He will be sentenced to no more than one year in county jail as one of the terms of his probation grant.  McMillan’s fraternity was the subject of an alleged robbery by …

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