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Capps Weighs in on the Affordable Care Act

Yesterday Rep. Lois Capps and Rep. Zoe Lofgren led a letter from members of the California Congressional delegation to California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley and Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee urging them to implement President Obama’s administrative fix that gives consumers the option to renew their 2013 health plans in 2014, without change. The administrative fix ...

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Pismo Beach Downtown Vision


The city’s Planning Department and RRM Design Group of San Luis Obispo are working to develop a Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan to fit the city’s image, and they held a meeting Wednesday to find out what residents and business owners think.  

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Dude. Be Nice Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign


Projects, more than 100 websites, newsletters and video demonstrations, culminated this year’s project-based learning assignment for eighth-grade students to research and help combat bullying.  

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Leigh Rubin to Pay Tribute to National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees


When officials at the National Toy Hall of Fame wanted to pay tribute to its newest inductees, they decided to enlist the help of someone whose career is making people laugh every day. As it turned out, that person is Nipomo resident Leigh Rubin, a nationally syndicated cartoonist.

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Arroyo Grande Farmers Market to Continue at Current Site


The Arroyo Grande Farmers Market can continue to operate at its current site in the Village at least until the City Council comes to a decision on granting it a use permit. It’s uncertain exactly when that will be after the council agreed Tuesday, Nov. 12, to indefinitely delay a vote on the permit.  

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Lucia Mar Unified School District Define District Goals


Administrators in the Lucia Mar Unified School District have been working on both a strategic plan to better define three- to five- year district goals and a $2.1 million project to translate those goals to instructional changes underscored as part of a statewide shift to Common Core State Standards.

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New Traffic Signals to be Installed


New traffic signals are planned for Oak Park Boulevard to protect vehicles turning left onto West Branch Street and left onto the northbound Highway 101 onramp in Arroyo Grande.

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Kristen Barneich Voted New City Council Member


On Tuesday of this week, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously to appoint Kristen Barneich to fill the vacant position the council. The position became available when Caren Ray resigned in October after being appointed by the Governor to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.   Ms. Barneich has previously served the City on the City’s Planning ...

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Garage Fire in Paso Robles


On Wednesday, November 13, at 11:37 AM, two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 212 Oak Meadow Lane in Paso Robles. Firefighters arriving at scene found smoke issuing from the garage of a single family residence. Firefighters immediately stretched fire attack hose lines inside the garage to control the fire. ...

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Woman Identified in Fatal Car Accident


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the woman who was fatally injured in a traffic collision on Monday, November 11, on Cathedral Oaks Road in the City of Goleta.  The decedent is 59 year old Shuguang Lui of Beijing, China.  She was pushing a baby stroller across the street when she was struck and killed ...

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