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Public Hearings Resume Tomorrow for Oil Pipeline

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Tomorrow, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission resumes the public hearing on the Phillips 66 proposal to build a railspur. They want to transport crude oil on three trains per week, instead of 195 trucks per week. Critics call those trains loaded with crude oil, “bomb trains”. That discussion to be continued tomorrow before the San Luis Obispo County …

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SLO Film Fest to Get Underway Next Week

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The San Luis Obispo Film Festival gets underway next week. They’re now calling it the “SLO Film Fest.” Wendy Eidson, director of the SLO Film Fest, says the film festival rebranded for simplicity. For tickets or more information, go to their website at slofilmfest.org.

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Teachers Asking for Pay Increase

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Last night, a big turn out at Olga Reed School in Los Alamos for the Orcutt Union School District School Board meeting. Teachers wore black clothing and black buttons which said “respect.” They’re asking for a 9.5% pay increase for one year, along with other demands, including restrictions on class size, district transfers and independent conflict resolution. The school district …

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Central Coast Remembers Nancy Reagan

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While the world mourns the loss of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, many in on the Central Coast remember her visits to Rancho del Cielo in the hills between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. The Reagans called it the Western White House.  They hosted Mikahil Gorbuchuf and his wife. The two first ladies toured the ranch in a …

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Today in Sports

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The Cal Poly women’s basketball team loses to Long Beach State 54-52 in the second round of the Big West Tournament. The men play UC Irvine tonight. That game can be viewed on Fox Prime Sports at six. Last night, the Mission Prep girls team beat Marinets out of North Fork 53-32. Coach Andrew Richardson tells KVEC. That game at …

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Lois Capps Honored by Morro Bay

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Congresswoman Lois Capps honored by Morro Bay. Morro Bay City Council last night, after she takes a tour on board a Morro Bay Harbor Patrol Boat. She says the estuary looks good and she’s glad to have been of service to Morro Bay. Last night, the Congresswoman received thanks from the Morro Bay City Council for her help and cooperation.

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Grover Beach Declares Homeless Crisis

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Grover Beach City Council declares a homeless shelter crisis. They vote unanimously to declare the shelter crisis, despite recommendations from city staff against the vote. A census and survey conducted a year ago found at least 158 homeless people living in Grover Beach. There are no permanent homeless shelters in the south county. Transients have to go to Santa Maria …

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Groundwater Basin Measures Expected to Fail

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The votes are not official, but preliminary results indicate voters soundly reject the Paso Robles Groundwater District. Measure A needed a two-thirds majority to implement a parcel tax to fund the water district. Only 22% voted for the tax. On measure B, 74% voted against formation of the water district. The results are preliminary, but decisive. Paso Robles Groundwater Basin …

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Operation Matador Lead to 16 Gang Arrests

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Operation matador led to the arrest of sixteen MS-13 gang members last week. Another 40 people were detained in the raids. Most of them were handed over to ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The notoriously violent drug trafficking ring is based in El Salvador. Santa Maria officials suspect they were trying to establish a foothold in Santa Maria, …

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Pickleball Comes to Santa Maria

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Pickleball arrives in Santa Maria. The sport is a smaller version of tennis, played on a badminton court with a hard paddle and a wiffle ball. The Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department will begin offering classes so you can learn to play pickleball. Those classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thrusday mornings at the Edwards Community Center on …

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