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Injured Hiker Rescued Yesterday


An injured hiker was rescued yesterday morning after falling on a trail in Montana de Oro State Park. The hiker was two miles up from the Valencia Peak trailhead when she suffered a possible broken ankle. She was airlifted to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.

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String of Unlocked Vehicles Broken Into


A rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Pismo Beach early Sunday morning. Thieves stole driver’s license and checkbooks from vehicles in the Pismo Heights area. Most of the vehicles were left unlocked. Pismo Beach Police are advising people to lock their cars, even when they’re parked in driveways and in front of people’s houses.

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House Fire in Santa Maria Under Investigation


A house fire in Santa maria last night. Santa Maria Fire Department responding to a house fire on Lahr Lane near Canyon Road around 8:00 last night. The fire is under investigation. No injuries reported, but a pet was reported missing.

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Oscar Night Was Last Night


The movie “Spotlight” won best picture at last night’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles, but “Mad Max: Fury Road” won six Oscars. And after losing five times, Leonardo Di Carpio won a Best Actor award for his role in The Revenent. In his acceptance aware, Di Caprio talked about global warming. Chris Rock hosted the Oscars.He told those in attendance, …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team beat UCLA 6-2 yesterday at Baggett Stadium. The Mustangs beat Michigan on Saturday. That’s two victories over nationally ranked teams over the weekend. Their record improves to 6-2 for the season. They host Pepperdine tomorrow night. The Mission Prep girls basketball team beat Oxford academy 39-24 Saturday night in LA. The Royals advance to …

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Hearings Continue for Oil Pipeline


At previous hearings on the rail spur project, San Luis Obispo County Planning Commissioners heard from opponents to the proposed rail spur- many of whom traveled from all over the state to San Luis Obispo. Yesterday, the planning commission heard from more than 100 steelworkers and Phillips 66 employees who work at or near the refinery. Phillips 66 wants to …

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Former Coach Pleads No Contest to Sexual Abuse Charges


A former girls softball coach in Nipomo pleads no contest to sexually abusing a girl repeatedly over six years time.  Robert Bergner will spend at least 18 years in state prison.   The 51-year-old Bergner was facing 126 charges. Bergner accepting a plea bargain in San Luis Obispo Superior Court yesterday.

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Firefighter Critically Injured Fighting Brush Fire


An inmate firefighter critically injured yesterday while fighting a small brush fire in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu. The female firefighter was struck by a large rock that fell about 100 feet from the hillside above. It struck her on the head. She was flown by helicopter to a hospital. The ten-acre fire was contained by late afternoon.

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Daylight Savings Time May Be a Thing of the Past


Are you tired of springing forward and falling back? Proposed legislation introduced in Sacramento would eliminate daylight savings time.  The bill would let voters end the bi-annual time change.  Assemblyman Kansen Chu of San Jose says the time change correlates with an increase in workplace accidents.  Another study indicates it does not limit energy consumption. Assembly Bill 2496 would end …

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Water Savings in California is Back Sliding


The goal is to reduce water consumption by 25%. But since the start of the year, the savings locally is below that in many local communities. Cambria water users reduced consumption by 33%. Nipomo by 29%. And Arroyo Grande by 28%. But Morro Bay’s reduction was 20%, which is consistent with the previous six months. Pismo Beach was 17%, Paso …

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