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Facebook Threats Lead to Arrest

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Threats on Facebook lead to the arrest of a San Luis Obispo High School student. School administrators removed him from class back on February 26th. The unidentified student posted pictures of himself with weapons.  He made threats and references to Columbine. The student is now in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Services Center.

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Lucia Mar School Board to Make New District Boundaries

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The Lucia Mar School Board agrees to new district boundaries for trustees, effective in two years. Arroyo Grande will lose one seat on the seven member school board. Nipomo will gain one seat. The change coming after years of campaigning by parents and community members to better balance representation on the school board in light of population gains in Nipomo.

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El Nino Brings Unusual Animal to Shore

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Another strange animal comes ashore because of El Nino. Previously, a poisonous yellow sea snake indigenous to Central America swam onto the beach in San Diego. This week, a woman spots a seahorse on the beach in Morro Bay.  She poured water on the seahorse, which was covered with sand.  She saw it breathing and realized it was alive.  She …

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Lompoc City Council Votes Against New Fire Station

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The Lompoc City Council votes 3-2 against a new fire station. The issue was the cost of the project, which would cost nearly $30 million. The initial estimate was $14 million. Lompoc Mayor Bob Lingl says city staff will look at ways to raise funds to help pay for a new fire station, then bring the project back at a …

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Robin Williams Tunnel Signs Go Up

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The signs are up. The Waldo Tunnel that connects the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County is now officially the Robin Williams Tunnel. The signs reportedly installed Monday night. The two signs cost $3,000.  Private donations paid for the cost. Williams grew up and lived in the Bay Area. Before he became famous, Williams studied theater at PCPA in Santa …

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Today in Sports

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Cal Poly’s Sierra Hyland is named USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week. In a four-game stretch, Sierra threw 37 strike-outs, and posted a 0.60 earned run average. Highland is the first in Cal Poly history to be selected for the national honor. Cal Poly hosts a tournament beginning tomorrow at Bob Janssen Field. The Cal Poly baseball team …

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March Weather Turning Rainy

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Hope you enjoyed the summer weather in February. PG&E Meteorologist John Lindsay says it’s going to get wet now that we’re in March, starting with some light rain tomorrow and Thursday.  He says between Friday and next Thursday, we may get 4-10” of rain. So, it sounds like we’ll get a good drenching over the next week here on the …

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Body Found in San Luis Obispo

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Yesterday afternoon, a body was found in a creek behind the Target store in San Luis Obsipo. Police say the body is a male. They say his death does not appear suspicious. An investigation into the death is underway.

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Nipomo Shooting Suspect Arrested

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Sheriff’s Deputies finally arrested Richard Anthony Rodriguez. The shooting suspect arrested Monday evening in Arroyo Grande. He’s accused of firing a shot at his ex-girlfriend in Nipomo back in mid-February.

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Santa Maria Residents Helping Police to Find Killers

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Santa Maria Police report a downturn in violence over the past month. Police say the improved relationship with police and the community has helped reduce violence. Police say the culture is changing.  Fear of retaliation is being reversed.  People are now stepping up to help police.  The “Community Walks” to remember homicide victims Oscar Joaquin and Byan Molina-Mejia have helped. …

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