Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Purposed Retaining Wall Along Hwy 1 Open To Public Comment


Residents of San Luis Obispo may review a Negative Declaration/Initial Study for a project to construct a 1-thousand feet long retaining wall along Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County at these locations: Caltrans District 5 Office at 50 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, San Luis Obispo County Library at 995 ... Read More »

Beached Humpback Whale Buried At Oceano Dunes


A young humpback whale is now buried at Oceano Dunes.  The whale washed ashore Guadalupe last week.  She washed back out to sea Thursday and strong currents pushed her back onto the beach in Oceano Tuesday. She was about 18-months old and 24-feet long.  Scientists say after six months the whales are able to feed on their own and are ... Read More »

Surf Beach Reopens After Forced Closure Do To Violations


Surf Beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base has been re-opened.  It closed on April 10th, after an increase in beach access violations during the Western Snowy Plover breeding season. Base officials say the closure intended to reinforce the rules, which include no littering, no feeding wildlife, no off-leash pets, no camping, and no kite flying. Violators can be fined up ... Read More »

Cal Poly Pier Open To Public For Interactive Marine Education Event


The Cal Poly pier in Avila Beach will be open Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. The interactive displays on the pier include touch-tanks, microscopes, a “discover scuba” experience and more.  Cal Poly professors and students will be there to explain their research into local marine life. The pier is about a half-mile long and the displays will be ... Read More »

Newly Renovated Cal Poly Rec Center LEED certified


Cal Poly’s Recreation Center, which underwent a major renovation and addition of 65,000 square feet of space from 2010-12, has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Gold is the second-highest certification awarded through the council’s LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, which gives building owners and operators a framework for identifying and ... Read More »

Fugitive Couple Sought After Evading Police Pursuit In Carpinteria


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to locate two suspects found in a stolen car yesterday morning in Carpinteria who fled from Deputies and are still at large.  At around 12:30 yesterday morning, a Deputy noticed a vehicle with suspicious looking license plates parked out front of the 7-eleven on Via Real.  The vehicle had paper plates, similar to ... Read More »

Community Mourns The Loss Of Jeff Williams


Local residents are mouring the death of Jeff Williams, killed earlier this month when the motorcycle he was riding on highway 154 was hit by an SUV. William’s family founded the fabled William’s Brothers grocery store chain along the Central Coast that started in Santa Maria and grew to 22 stores throughout the state. Family members are asking that any ... Read More »

Firefighting Crews In Atascadero For Preparedness Exercise


The annual Fire Preparedness Exercise is today.  CAL FIRE crews will be in West Atascadero for it starting at 9:30 AM. Crews will be at Vierra Ranch, south of Santa Lucia and El Monte roads.  They will be hiking, constructing fire lines and participating in various safety exercises. The exercise maintains CAL FIRE'S Type 1 status for emergency response in ... Read More »

Cal Poly Student Sexually Assaulted On Campus


Cal Poly Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning on campus.  University police say it happened at Muir Hall, one of the red brick dorms. The victim told police she was unconscious and drunk when she was assaulted. This is the third reported sexual assault involving Cal Poly students since January. Read More »

Police Arrest 2 Suspects In Sunday’s Gang Related Stabbing


Santa Maria Police says they arrested two people in connection to a gang related stabbing.  It happened Sunday just after 9:30 PM on West Morrison Street. 22-year-old Michael Uvalle and 21-year-old Rodolfo Perez face charges of attempted murder. The victim was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment and is listed to be in stable condition. Read More »