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Cambria Celebrating 150 Anniversary


Cambria is celebrating an important anniversary this year.  The city turns 150 years old. The Cambria Criers made a presentation at the board of supervisors yesterday. They talked about all the events planned for Cambria this year, including firework for the Fourth of July. There will be a lot of events in Cambria this year.

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Earthquake Shakes Central California


An earthquake shakes Bakersfield yesterday afternoon.  Did you feel it? The quake measured 4.8 on the Richter Scale. It struck near Wasco about 25 miles northwest of Bakersfield around four yesterday afternoon. There are no reports of any damage or injuries. Some say they felt the tremor here on the Central Coast.

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Police Search for Info on Murder of Oscar Joaquin


Police in Santa Maria are still looking for information to solve the murder of 17-year-old Oscar Joaquin. Monday evening, officers conducted a walk through Santa Maria. The intent was two fold. To remember Oscar and to take steps to find his killer. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Santa Maria police.

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Today In Sports


The Mission Prep Boys Basketall team lost at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks 67-57.  The Royals play Notre Dame again on Tuesday, March 1st. The San Luis Obispo girls soccer team beat Claremont 4-3 on penalty kicks.  The score ended tied 0-0 in regulation.  San Luis remains undefeated and will advance in the play offs. In college basketball, the Cal …

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Bomb Scare at Tempelton High School


A bomb scare at Tempelton High School yesterday. Someone called in a threat late yesterday morning. The school was evacuated and the county’s bomb task force swept through the school. No suspicious devices were found. No one was injured during the evacuation. Classes resume today at Templeton High School.

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Human Remains Found Near Arroyo Grande


Human remains discovered yesterday off Corbett Canyon Road near Arroyo Grande are believed to be those of ancient Chumash Indians.  People walking in the area discovered the remains along the 1800 block of Deer Canyon Road around 9 yesterday morning. A Sheriff’s commander says the remains are very weathered and could have been uncovered by recent rains. The bones are …

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Government Meetings Across Central Coast


Today, San Luis Obispo County supervisors to conduct a study session on emergency water supply options for the south county due to the drought. This week, the county planning commission resumes that public hearing for the Phillips 66 rail spur project at the oil refinery on the Nipomo Mesa. The San Luis Obispo City Planning Commission to review the development …

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Paso Robles Water District Voting Continues


Voting continues today for those living above the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. The issue, the formation and funding for a Paso Robles Water District. The ballots mailed out earlier this month, but not necessarily to the voters residence, Voters have until March 8th to return those mail in ballots.

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Congressional Race Heading Toward Primary

US Congress

A forum yesterday in Santa Maria for candidates in the race to replace Congresswoman Lois Capps, who is stepping down after decades in office. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce co-hosting a noontime forum at the Santa Maria Inn. Among those participating, Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, Justin Fareed, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, Supervisor Salud Carbajal and Bill Ostrander. Early …

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Legislators Introduce Plan to Restructure Taxes on Health Plans


State legislators introduce a compromise plan to restructure taxes on health plans. It’s an attempt to prevent a massive gap in the state health care budget.  Only democrats supported the tax plan negotiated by Governor Jerry Brown. For years, the state levied a tax on Medi-Cal managed care organization.  But President Obama’s administration said it would not renew the arrangement. …

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