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St. Fratty’s Day Parties Returned Around Cal Poly


It wasn’t like last year, but St. Fratty’s day parties returned to the neighborhood surrounding Cal Poly Saturday morning. The parties started as early as 4:30, according to police. Last year, more than three thousand students gathered at a house on Hathway Avenue. More than 50 people climbed up on a garage and it collapsed. Fortunately, no one was seriously …

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Power Outage Caused by Accident


An accident knocked out power in Tempelton, Atascadero and Santa Margarita yesterday. About five thousand PG&E customers lost power yesterday morning when an accident on Lupine Lane caused the power outage. The power was restored early this morning.

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5th Annual Prep Expo was a Hit


Several thousand people attended and took part in the 5th Annual Emergency Preparedeness Expo at the Madonna Expo Center Saturday.  Congresswoman Lois Capps visited and talked about the importance of preparedness on the Central Coast in light of earthquakes and wildfires.  Sheriff Ian Parkinson and several PG&E officials also spoke about emergency preparedness.

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Public Testimony on Railspur is Complete


Public testimony on the proposed railspur at the Santa Maria refinery is finally complete.  The San Luis Obipso County Planning Commission wrapped up that element late last week. The next phase of the hearings begin next month. Phillips 66 is proposing to build a rail spur to transport crude oil by three trains per week rather than 195 trucks a …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly Mustangs lose the final game of a three game series to Grand Canyon, 3-2. The Mustangs drop to 11-5 for the season. They beat Grand Canyon in the opener but lost Saturday and Sunday in Phoenix. In high school play-off action, Mission Prep girls beat Oxford academy 40-22 to advance in the state play-offs. The royals will …

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Time to Spring Forward


This is the weekend to spring forward. Daylight saving begins Sunday at 2:00 am. You’re reminded to turn your clocks ahead one hour. You can turn your clocks ahead before you go to bed. Or when you wake up.

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Celebration for the Defeat of Paso Robles Water District


A celebration at Steinbeck Winery last night east of Paso Robles for the defeat the Paso Robles Water District. Although supporters of the Paso Robles Water District spent one half million dollars to promote, the opposition spent only $20,000.  More than 70% of voters rejected the water district. 72-year-old grower Richard Saurett says he hopes the vote sends a message …

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SLO Planning Commission Discusses Proposed Avila Ranch


Yesterday, San Luis Obipso planning commission discusses the proposed Avila Ranch. 720-homes are planned for the area around the airport despite opposition from the airport land-use commission and the lack of water in San Luis Obispo.  Yesterday, opponents also talked about traffic issues in the area if those homes were to be built. The commission continued its discussion.

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Smoking Bill to go to Jerry Brown After Senate Vote


State senators voted yesterday to raise the legal age Californians can buy cigarettes from 18-21. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown. No word if Governor Brown will sign it.

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Cuesta College Conducting Annual Nursing Education Fair


Today, Cuesta College is conducting its annual nursing education fair. It will be held from 11 until 1 on the San Luis Obispo campus in Building 2500. Its geared toward current students, alumni, and employed nurses who are looking to get a Bachelor’s or Master’s in nursing. Many in and out-of-state schools will be on hand.

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