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Operation Matador Leads to Over a Dozen Arrests


Operation Matador leads to the arrest of more than a dozen suspected gang members in Santa Maria. The overnight raid involved 150 police officers, Sheriff’s deputies and Fedeal Agents. Arrests were made in Ohio, Oxnard, Bakersfield and Santa Maria.  Eight of the 15 were arrested in Santa Maria. Another 40 were detained. All are reportedly from Honduras and El Salvador. …

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Pismo Beach Pier to Get a Make Over


The pier in Pismo Beach is going to get a $3.2 million dollar make over. The 90-year-old pier needs it.  Several pilings and planks have to be replaced. The city of Pismo Beach also wants to upgrade the pier to make it easier to control special events and to facilitate fire suppression. Construction could begin by the fall. The Pismo …

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Alan Hancock Students Line Up for Food


Yesterday, some Alan Hancock students lined up on campus to receive free food. The Alan Hancock foundation spends about $500 a month to buy food for students the college describes as “food insecure.” The food is handed out to students on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month. One student says “not everyone gets a meal at night.”

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Vina Robles Summer Lineup Grows


Another band added to this summer’s lineup at Vina Robles Winery. The Steve Miller Band will perform at the intimate, 3,000 seat amphitheater on August 14th. Lead guitarist Kenny Lee Lewis lives in San Luis. Steve Miller Band joins Jason Bonham and his Led Zeppelin tribute band, the Monkees and several acts to perform this summer at Vina Robles in …

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Today in Sports


What do you do after you’re named college softball player of the week? Cal Poly’s Sierra Hyland responded with a no-hitter. Sierra striking out 15 in the 1-0 nothing victory over St. Peters.  Poly beat St. Peters twice yesterday in their tournament at Cal Poly.  They play Weber State at 3 and Toledo at 5:30 today at Bob Janssen field …

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Facebook Threats Lead to Arrest


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


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


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


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


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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