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SLO County Public Health Promoting Vaccines


Peer pressure, acne, or a broken heart—there are some troubles that teens can’t always avoid. But we can prevent several deadly diseases. Getting our children all of their recommended vaccines protects their health, classmates, and community. Preteen vaccines guard against meningitis, HPV, flu, whooping cough, and other dangerous diseases. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, …

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SLO County Health Department Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children


The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is urging parents to vaccinate their children in a letter sent to districts and schools throughout the county. While there are no known cases of measles in San Luis Obispo County, the letter states that children who are not immunized are at risk, as the measles outbreak in California continues to grow. …

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Lois Capps Hosted National Prayer Breakfast


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) hosted Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the Isla Vista United Methodist Church, as her guest at the National Prayer Breakfast. Rev. Schaefer made headlines in 2013 after being defrocked for officiating the wedding of his gay son. In October, Rev. Schaefer was subsequently reinstated as a clergyman in the United Methodist Church after the denomination’s highest …

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Anticipation Grows for Morro Bay Branch Library Reopening


Since the closure in June 2014 of the Morro Bay Branch Library at 625 Harbor Street for facility renovation, public anticipation has been growing for the grand reopening.  Now that the project is complete and occupancy of the building has been granted, library services to the community will end for a brief period of time to facilitate the move back …

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Honey Oil Lab Catches Fire in Los Osos


Yesterday, members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit responded to a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment at 1351 Los Olivos Avenue in Los Osos. Initial reports said a toaster caught fire in the kitchen area and then spread to the cabinets. A man inside the apartment used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire and then …

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Two Former College Basketball Players Plead Not Guilty to Murder


Ali Mohammed, 19, and Lavell White, 22, two former Allan Hancock College basketball players charged in the killing of a Santa Maria man Dec. 30 have pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges. Both are accused of shooting 23-year-old Terrance Richardson near the college. They’re due back in court February 23.

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Vandenberg Planning Two Prescribed Burns


Vandenberg officials are planning two prescribed burns next month to improve the habitat of the Western Snowy Plover.  They will take place when the weather cooperates. Two-hundred acres will be burned to remove non-native beach grass.

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Funeral Arrangements Being Made for Operator of Mortuary


Funeral arrangements are being made for long-time San Luis Obispo resident and businessman Eugene “Gene” Reis who operated Reis Mortuary in SLO since 1955.   The current Reis Family Mortuary has been at its current location since 1970. Reis was 95.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Resisting Police


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Tony Vincent Denunzio, 54, pled guilty as charged to the felony charge of Resisting a Peace Officer, resulting in serious bodily injury to the officer.  This crime occurred on May 11, 2014, at the Santa Barbara Harbor when a Harbor Patrol officer was injured while trying to contact Mr. …

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Franklin Elementary Celebrating Completion of Modernization Project


This morning, at 10:00 a.m., Franklin Elementary School will celebrate the completion of a major, bond-funded modernization project. The multipurpose room–used as a cafeteria, basketball court, and school auditorium–will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting. This $2,058,105 project was made possible with Measure R2010 bond funds.  Measure R2010 is a $35,000,000 general obligation bond for the sole purpose of …

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