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Cuesta College’s Accreditation Reaffirmed

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Cuesta College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for the next six years. On February 6, 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the regional accrediting agency that evaluates two-year colleges in California, took action to reaffirm Cuesta College’s accreditation. In a letter from ACCJC President Barbara A. Beno, the Commission affirms that Cuesta College has provided evidence that ...

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PWC of Morro Bay Plans to Release Golden Eagle

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  Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) of Morro Bay plans to release a Golden Eagle on Wednesday or Thursday that was rescued in between Atascadero and Templeton in mid-September. The bird was rescued by a member of the public after being found unable to fly, likely after being hit by a car. The eagle was delivered to the Pacific Wildlife Care ...

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Woman Hit by Amtrak Train

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On February 6, at about 8:15 pm the San Luis Obispo Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from Amtrak dispatch reporting a North bound Amtrak train had struck a pedestrian. The collision occurred about one half mile South of Orcutt Road in the City of San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo City Fire and Police Departments responded and located ...

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Cal Poly Student Pleads No Contest to Marijuana Charges

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Cal Poly student Gear McMillan pled no contest Friday morning to felony Possession for Sale of Marijuana.  He will return to court for sentencing on April 17, 2015.  He will be sentenced to no more than one year in county jail as one of the terms of his probation grant.  McMillan’s fraternity was the subject of an alleged robbery by ...

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Arrests Made in Burglary of Campo Ceramics

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This past Monday, at approximately 11:55pm, Paso Robles Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of 24th St. for a burglary alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front window to the business, Campo Ceramics, had been smashed. There was also extensive damage to the interior of the business as the suspect(s) smashed several glass display cabinets in order ...

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Theodore Lilly Enters No Contest Plea

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Yesterday morning Theodore “Ted” Lilly entered a plea of no contest to Insurance Fraud, as a misdemeanor. He was placed on probation for two years, the terms of which include a $2500 fine; 250 hours of community service; and restitution in an amount to be determined. A restitution hearing has been set for June 4, 2015, in Department 6 of ...

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SLO County Public Health Promoting Vaccines

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Peer pressure, acne, or a broken heart—there are some troubles that teens can’t always avoid. But we can prevent several deadly diseases. Getting our children all of their recommended vaccines protects their health, classmates, and community. Preteen vaccines guard against meningitis, HPV, flu, whooping cough, and other dangerous diseases. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, ...

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SLO County Health Department Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children

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The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is urging parents to vaccinate their children in a letter sent to districts and schools throughout the county. While there are no known cases of measles in San Luis Obispo County, the letter states that children who are not immunized are at risk, as the measles outbreak in California continues to grow. ...

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Lois Capps Hosted National Prayer Breakfast

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) hosted Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the Isla Vista United Methodist Church, as her guest at the National Prayer Breakfast. Rev. Schaefer made headlines in 2013 after being defrocked for officiating the wedding of his gay son. In October, Rev. Schaefer was subsequently reinstated as a clergyman in the United Methodist Church after the denomination’s highest ...

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Anticipation Grows for Morro Bay Branch Library Reopening

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Since the closure in June 2014 of the Morro Bay Branch Library at 625 Harbor Street for facility renovation, public anticipation has been growing for the grand reopening.  Now that the project is complete and occupancy of the building has been granted, library services to the community will end for a brief period of time to facilitate the move back ...

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