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Highway 1 Bridge and Rockshed to Open to Traffic Soon


Highway 1 Bridge and Rockshed at Pitkins Curve (post-mile 21.5) is complete and open to traffic, Caltrans officials announced yesterday. The ¼ – mile long project limits extends from just north of Limekiln Creek Bridge to south of Lucia. The project includes a rockshed, a bridge and a retaining wall. Some of the most significant benefits of this project include: …

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Female Assaulted Last Night Near Chorro and Palm


The San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to the report of an assault that occurred at the intersection of Chorro and Palm last night about 11:30. A passerby saw a female in distress on the sidewalk and stopped to help and phoned the police. The female victim, age 21 of San Luis Obispo, was walking north on Chorro away from …

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Possible Plane Crash. No Aircraft Found


Yesterday about 2 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from a person who reported hearing a plane having engine problems and then crashing into the ocean about a mile offshore of Oceano. Sheriff's deputies, detectives, and dive team along with State Parks, CHP, Port San Luis Harbor Patrol, Coast Guard, Five Cities Fire Authority, …

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Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson to Seek Another Term


Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson has announced that he will seek another term on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. Election Day is June 3, 2014. “With ‘vision, leadership and service’ as my guiding principles, I am proud that our Board of Supervisors has championed environmental protection, job creation and financial stability in my time on the board,” …

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Lady Washington Returns in February


The brig Lady Washington, which visited Morro Bay last October, returns to the dock at Sub Sea Tours February 6-11, this time accompanied by the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain. The addition of a second ship allows scheduling of the vessels’ most popular activity, the Battle Sail. The ships will also offer a single-ship Adventure Sail and walk-on public tours. Here’s …

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Flu Related Deaths Along Bay Area And Central Coast On The Rise


The number of flu-related deaths across the Bay Area and Central Coast is growing.  Health officials confirmed yesterday two more people in Santa Clara County and one in Santa Cruz County have died of complications from the virus, bringing the total so far this season into the mid-teens.  There are some Bay Area pharmacies which are reporting temporary low supplies …

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Tim Covello Announces His Endorsment Of Candidacy For District Attorney From Gerry Shea


Tim Covello, candidate for District Attorney for San Luis Obispo County, is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of his candidacy from District Attorney Gerry Shea. “I am honored to have been endorsed by Mr. Shea to serve as the next District Attorney for our County.  Gerry Shea has served the District Attorney’s Office with great distinction …

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SLO’s Higuera Street Makes Popular Travel Site’s List Of Best Main Streets In America


San Luis Obispo’s Higuera Street made it onto a popular travel site's list of best main streets in America. Fodor's Travel recognized the downtown thoroughfare as one of "America's Best Main Streets." Higuera Street was praised for having quaint indoor plazas that border a creek and praised Farmer’s Market.

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Popular Central Coast Marine Biologist To Spend Three Years On Probation


A popular Central Coast marine biologist will spend three years on probation after pleading guilty to feeding orca whales in the wild.  Nancy Black was sentenced yesterday for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  She was also ordered to pay $12,500 dollars in fines and serve 300 hours of community service.  Black runs a whale-watching tour on the Monterey Bay …

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LIGHTHOUSE To Present Their Second Reality Tour On Sunday, March 2nd In Atascadero


LIGHTHOUSE will present their second Reality Tour® Sunday, March 2, at 1:00pmand 4:00pm at the Atascadero Colony Park Community Center. The Reality Tour® Drug Prevention program was created by Norma Norris of Butler, PA in 2003, and is now promoted through the nonprofit organization CANDLE, Inc. LIGHTHOUSE has purchased the Reality Tour® Program for use in San Luis Obispo County. …

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