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Prank Phone Call Leads to Smashed Windows

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Saturday night, employees of the Burger King in Morro Bay smashed windows after receiving a prank call from someone who claimed to be from the fire department.  The prankster told employees to smash the windows for ventilation because of an alleged gas leak.  A Morro Bay public safety team responded and found no gas leak, but they found extensive damage …

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Amgen Tour of California Returning to Central Coast

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The Tour of California bicycle race is returning to the Central Coast.  Stage three ends on Gibraltar Road between Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.  On Wednesday, May 18th, stage four begins at the rock in Morro Bay.  Dave Schultz owns the bike shop in Morro Bay.  He says he’s thrilled to have the race run directly in front of his …

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One Empty Chair At Last Night’s Debate

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Last night, one chair stood empty at a candidate’s debate in Avila Beach. Supervisor Adam Hill elected not to take part in the debate, but San Luis Obispo City Council Dan Carpenter and former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson discussed issues facing San Luis Obispo County. Organizer Kevin Rice says the supervisor’s absence did not detract from the event. 100 …

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Last Day of Sun Before Another Storm

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Another sunny day today, and then the biggest storm of the season arrives tomorrow on the Central Coast. John Lindsay is meteorolgist with PG&E.  He says  the storm is expected to bring rain Saturday night and Sunday to the Central Coast.  Rainfall will vary between one half inch to more than a full inch of rain.  Greater rain fall expected …

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Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge to be Closed for Repairs

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The Arroyo Grande swinging bridge will be closed for several weeks while city crews replace a handful of bolts. Public works director Geoff English says city staff discovered some bolts missing because of “rambunctious bridge users.” Some people love to shake the bridge by jumping up and down on it.  No word how long it will take to repair the …

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Morro Bay and Atascadero Ban Commercial Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

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Morro Bay City Council adopts an ordinance banning the commercial cultivation of medical marijuana.  Only card carrying patients and licensed caregiver can grow pot in the city of Morro Bay. Atascadero City Council approves a similar ordinance restricting cultivation and deliveries to those who are licensed as patients or caregivers.

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Santa Maria Girl Arrested on Suspicion of Killing New Born

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A 15-year-old Santa Maria girl arrested on suspicion of the murder of her new born baby.  She allegedly delivered the baby at a residence in Santa Maria last weekend.  The girl has not been identified.

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Man Arrested in Avila Beach for Allegedly Exposing Himself

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A Guadalupe man is accused of exposing himself in Avila Beach.  29-year-old Eric Manuel Salinas arrested and booked into the county jail on charges of child endangerment and other offenses.  The incident occurred near the Bob Jones trail in Avila Beach.  Salinas was sitting in a parked car with a child in the back seat.  He opened the car door …

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Public Hearing on Potential Seven Story Building Construction

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The San Luis Obispo City Planning Commission conducting a public hearing last night to discuss plans by Santa Barbara developers Firestone and Parker to build a seven story commercial and residential building at Santa Rosa and Monterey in Downtown San Luis. Several long times residents spoke against the proposal, saying the seven story building was too high for the lot, …

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Another Candidate Jumps into the 24th Congressional Race

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Republican Tyler Gross owns the Justice People, a legal document firm with offices in Lompoc, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo. Gross joins a crowded field running for Congresswoman Lois Capps seat.  She’s stepping down after decades in office. The front runner in the race is Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.   He’s the only candidate with experience above the county level.  Democrat Salud …

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