Local News

Power Pole Brought Down in Car Crash


A car crash brought down a power pole on Highway 41 and closed it in both directions between Morro Bay and Atascadero last night.  The crash occurred around 8:45. It left a live power line draped across the road. PG&E crews responded to deactivate the line. The CHP reports a woman from Atascadero crashed into the power pole.  No other …

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Bret Landen Pleads No Contest to Two Felony Charges


18-year-old Bret Landen of Atascadero pleads no contest to two felonies in connection to his strange threatening messages at San Gabriel Elementary School back in September. The threats, toxic materials and riddles left at the school forced closure of the campus for two weeks. He faces one year in the county jail, plus probation. Landen will begin his jail term …

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Morro Bay Man Convicted of Felony Possession of Heroin


A Morro Bay man convicted yesterday of felony possession of heroin. Prosecutors believe he intended to sell the heroin. 54-year-old Steven York was found guilty of similar charges back in 2007 and 2013. District attorney Dan Dow says. “because heroin is killing our youth, our office is committed to vigorously prosecuting any dealer who is caught selling heroin or other …

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Amgen Tour of California Searching for Volunteers


The Amgen Tour of California is looking for a few good volunteers. On May 18th, the bicycle races will start by The Rock in Morro Bay and ride up Highway One to the Carmel area. Morro Bay needs about 200 volunteers to help with traffic control during the start of the race. If you’d like to volunteer, you’re encouraged to …

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Job Fair in Lompoc Today


67 businesses will be on hand, as well as governmental agencies, educators and other organizations. If you’re looking for a job, it will give you an opportunity to meet face to face with potential employers. The job fair in Lompoc today is free. It runs from two until five this afternoon at the Dick Dewees Community and Senior Center in …

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Santa Maria Man Celebrates 101st Birthday


Jim Petrella of Santa Maria celebrated his 101st birthday this week. The World War II veteran worked for many years as head librarian at the Santa Maria library. During World War II he received the Bronze Star for outstanding contributions against the enemy. He has some advice for you if you’d like to live to be 101. He says you …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly football team is practicing this week. The Cal Poly Mustangs football season opens September 2nd at Nevada Reno. In college baseball, today Ventura plays at Cuesta at 2:30 In college softball, the Cal Bears play a double header at Cal Poly today with games at one and 2:30 Cuesta softball team plays at Alan Hancock. A big …

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United Blood Services is in Urgent Need


United Blood Services is in urgent need of type –O blood.   Both O-negative and O-positive are in great demand. Donations have declined in recent months because of an increase in Zika deferrals. United Blood Services have locations in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. You can call and make an appointment or walk-in. Tomorrow, the city of Santa Maria is …

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SLO Supervisors Delay Discussion of Traffic Issues


San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s delay discussion of the Avila Beach traffic issues. The Board of Supervisors electing to delay discussion of Avila’s traffic flow until after the primary election.  Supervisor Adam Hill, who represents Avila Beach, has accepted campaign donations from developers like Chevron, who want to build resorts and homes in Avila Beach.

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SLO City Council Reverses Vote on Democracy Vouchers


The San Luis Obispo City Council reverses its vote on the so-called democracy vouchers.  The proposal by a Cal Poly professor would give voters public money to donate to local political campaigns. Councilman Dan Carpenter reversed his vote last night.  He asked two weeks ago that the council put the item back on the agenda.  Initially he supported the so-called …

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