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Cal Poly Students To Send Mini Satellites Into Space


Cal Poly students are in the process of  launching forty “mini-satellites into space. The CubeSat, is a small, 6” cube-shaped satelite that was designed by Cal Poly students and staff 14 years ago. Once in orbit, The CubeSat sends back information that can be used for research and technology development. Many organizations, including NASA and the National Science Foundation, use ...

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Charles E. Teach Elementary To Get It’s Own Campus Next Year


An overcrowded school in San Luis Obispo is moving to a new campus. Charles E. Teach Elementary currently shares a campus with Bishop’s Peak Elementary. Teach School will have its own campus on a portion of the former Pacheco Elementary campus, near Cal Poly, next school-year. The San Luis Coastal Unified School District School Board unanimously approved the move. It ...

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Santa Maria Man Sentenced To Four Years In State Prison For Child Pornography


A Santa Maria man was sentenced to four years in state prison Monday in connection with possessing and distributing child pornography. Allen Loya, 32, was sentenced to four years in state prison, and as part of his plea agreement, he has to register as a sex offender for life. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney and the Los Angeles Area ...

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Firefighters Working To Determine Cause Of House Fire In Goleta


Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire that started Monday afternoon in Goleta. It happened around 2:40 in the 300 block of Sherwood Drive. Firefighters received numerous calls from people who could see the smoke as far as a mile away. Crews were able to contain the fire to the rear deck and an office ...

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No Farmers Market Thanksgiving Night In Downtown SLO


The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association announced yesterday that the Thursday night Farmers' Market will not be held on Thanksgiving Day. The next Downtown Farmers' Market will be next Thursday, December 5th.

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Arroyo Grande Man Killed In Big Rig Crash


The CHP reports that a 58-year-old Arroyo Grande man was killed overnight Thursday in a big rig crash on Interstate 210 in Pasadena. It was raining at the time. The man left the roadway and hit a concrete over-crossing pillar. CHP officers don't know if he was wearing a seatbelt. Officers say he was pronounced dead at the scene.   ...

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Band Of Chumash Indians Donate Money To Philippine Typhoon Relief


The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated $10,000 to Direct Relief International Friday night just before a concert that featured Filipino musicians. This was in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated parts of the Philippines. Direct Relief International is a Santa Barbara based non-profit that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by ...

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Two Missing Hikers Found Safe


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says two missing hikers were found safe Saturday morning in the New Cuyama area.   Early Friday evening, a woman called the Sheriff's Office to explain that her husband and his friend hadn't returned from a day hike near McPherson Peak.   Deputies went to Aliso Park, which is about five miles southwest of ...

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Man Shot, Suspect Sought


At Approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday, San Luis Obispo Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. One victim was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. There is no suspect in custody.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SLO Police Department.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Casino Stabbing


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man they believe was involved in the stabbing outside of the Chumash Casino earlier this month. Osvaldo Hernandez, 35, of Santa Maria was arrested at a home on the 200 block of Inger Drive in Santa Maria.  He was transported to the Santa Barbara Conty Jail and booked on charges of assault with ...

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