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WSP Searching For New Director

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The Women’s Shelter Program of SLO County is searching for a new executive director after two top managers announced their resignation earlier this week.  The WSP said Executive Director Marianne Kennedy and Deputy Director Jason Reed resigned on Monday.  The resignations were tendered while an internal investigation was being launched into concerns raised by some employees. The Women’s Shelter Program …

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DUI Enforcement Team Deployed This Weekend

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Officers from the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to crack down on impaired drivers. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy this Saturday. Officers will be patrolling in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.  SLO PD reminds the community to Designate a sober driver or call a cab. The cost of …

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SLO Brew Reopens

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An iconic San Luis Obispo brew pub reopened for business Thursday.  After closing its doors on Garden Street last December, SLO Brew reopened on Higuera Street with a new sound system, indoor and outdoor lounge, food and craft beer.  The new location also features a 5 room boutique hotel called the Slo Brew Lofts.

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Price House Park Reopens

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Pismo Beach’s historical Price House Park reopened this week.  The park features a new public parking lot and newly paved roads.  The seven-acre city park is part of the original Rancho Pismo and is the site of the Price Anniversary House, which is the original home of Pismo Beach founder John Michael Price.

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Sherpa Fire Now 93% Contained

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Cal Fire reports as of last night, the Sherpa Fire is 93% contained.  While the evacuation orders were lifted for the majority of the fire area, some restrictions and closures remain.  Refugio State Beach will be reopened this weekend.  El Capitan State Beach will remain closed for a few more weeks.  The Sherpa Fire started back on June 15th and …

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AG City Manager Placed On Leave

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During a special meeting back on Tuesday, The Arroyo Grande City Council unanimously voted to place City Manager Dianne Thompson on paid administrative leave.  Thompson has been AG City Manager for less than a year. She started working for the city back in August of 2015, several months after controversial figure Steve Adams left the job.  No further detail was …

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More Gangs In SLO County

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says gangs from neighboring counties are moving into SLO County.  Sheriff Ian Parkinson says the gangs are coming from Monterey County, Kern County and Santa Maria. They include Hispanic gangs, motorcycle gangs, and a white supremacist gang based in the Five Cities area. The sheriff’s office will add two more deputies to its gang …

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Recap: Diablo Canyon Power Plant To Close In 2025

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Recapping the story everyone is talking about: Yesterday, PG&E announced that they plan on closing the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant after its current Nuclear Regulatory Commission operating licenses expire in 2025.  The power produced by Diablo Canyon’s two nuclear reactors would be replaced with investment in a greenhouse-gas-free portfolio of energy efficiency, renewables and energy storage.  As far as …

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Power Outage In Templeton

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A widespread outage left folks in the Templeton area without power Tuesday.  The power outage occurred around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.  PG&E says close to 3,000 customers were affected.  Twin Cities Community Hospital also lost service but they switched to backup generators.  The outage area was mostly on the west side of town.  PG&E restored power shortly before 9pm that evening.  …

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Diablo Closure Will Impact County Budgets

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SLO County officials say PG&E’s decision to phase out the Diablo Canyon power plant will have an adverse effect on many government budgets including school districts.  The county released a statement saying, “The closure will likely have a bigger impact on local schools and emergency services that receive a larger portion of their revenue from taxes and funds from the …

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