Cops ‘n Kids Field Day Scheduled for November 1


The International Footprint Association, Central Coast Chapter #73 is proud to host the 22nd annual Cops ‘n Kids Field Day on Sunday, 11-1-15 at the Soto Sports Complex in Arroyo Grande. Enjoy an afternoon of law enforcement displays and demonstrations. There will be free t-shirts and hot dogs for the kids, face painting, a bicycle give-a-way and much more. This …

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Man Allegedly Attempts to Run Over Police Officer


Yesterday a Grover Beach Police Officer saw a suspicious truck that was occupied by a male and backed into a driveway of a residence in the 1100 block of Farroll Rd.  As the Officer approached the truck, the driver, Richard Hanson, accelerated the truck and drove it toward the Officer.  The Officer was nearly struck but was able to jump …

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Drought Expected to Improve Slightly With the Upcoming El Niño


The drought that has affected San Luis Obispo County for more than four years is expected to only slightly improve following the El Niño storms this winter, according to a County report. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook expects the drought to persist or intensify throughout California, but slightly improve in southern California and the Central Coast if El Niño delivers …

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Tour of California To Come Through Santa Barbara and Morro Bay


Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara and Morro Bay will be part of the 2016 Tour of California professional bicycle race. Organizers announced the route at a news conference Oct. 22 in San Diego. The 2016 race will run 800 miles from San Diego to Sacramento from May 15 to May 22. This year will also be just the second time out …

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Central Coast to Host 2016 Amgen Tour of California


The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will visit two cities along the Central Coast, Morro Bay and Santa Barbara.  The race is in its 11th year and covers 800 miles of roadways in California. The race will go from south to north for the only the second time in race history. The tour will begin May 15, 2016 in San …

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Cal Poly Wins Third Place in Solar Decathlon


Students from Cal Poly came in third place for their net-zero, solar-powered home in the 2015 Solar Decathlon, which is put on by the U.S. Department of Energy. Fourteen college teams competed in all. Stevens Institute of Technology from Hoboken New Jersey took first place, while University of Buffalo from New York took second.

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CEO of Mid-State Fair Retiring After 11 Years


The Mid-State Fair announced that CEO Vivian Robertson will be retiring. Robertson, 59, was named CEO in 2004, and has served the 16th district agricultural association in various roles for 38 years.

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New Interim Director of Veterans Services


The County of San Luis Obispo has appointed U.S. Navy Cmdr. Paul Porter as the Interim Director of Veterans Services as it proactively works to recruit a new Veterans Services Officer (VSO). The appointment was made on Oct. 8 following the resignation of former County VSO Dana Cummings in September. In this interim role, Cmdr. Porter will manage the Veterans …

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Karl Wittstrom to Chair Finance Committee


Assembly Member and congressional candidate, Katcho Achadjian has announced Karl Wittstrom will chair his Finance Committee. Wittstrom is a longtime resident of San Luis Obispo County and a lifetime rancher. An outspoken member of the California Farm Bureau, he previously served as director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. Today, Wittstrom co-owns and oversees the operations of Ancient Peaks Winery and Margarita Vineyard. Achadjian …

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Haggen Will be Selling All of Its Stores in California


Haggen will be able to sell all of its stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, including 36 to Smart & Final and Gelson’s Markets, a Delaware bankruptcy court ruled. Smart & Final and Gelson’s got the first pick of the 127 shuttering Haggen stores. Commerce-based grocer Smart & Final signed a deal for 28 stores in California and Nevada. High-end …

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