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Candidates Chasing the Supervisor Seat


Campaign fundraising figures released for local supervisorial races. The top campaign fundraiser is incumbent Adam Hill with about $140,000.  Most of that money comes from developers. Challenger Debbie Peterson has raised $48,000. The former mayor of Grover Beach is challenging supervisor Hill in the Third District. Peterson is also a democrat. Also in the race, Dan Carpenter has raised about …

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Heavy Rainfall Across the Central Coast


Sunday’s rainfall surpassed an inch in many areas of the Central Coast.  San Luis Obispo received 1.23 inches.  Paso Robles 1.1 inches. Eight tenths of an inch in Morro Bay. Did you see rainwater running off your roof and down your street? San Luis Obispo County supervisor Frank Mecham installed rain barrels a couple years ago to capture the rain …

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Contaminated Groundwater Near SLO Airport


Contaminated groundwater near the San Luis Obispo Airport has inspired an informational meeting Thursday. The regional water quality control board is leading the investigation. The meeting to be held at its office on Aerovista at 5:30 Thursday afternoon. TCE turned up in at least 11 wells in the area around Buckley Road. A private law firm conducted its own investigation …

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SLO County Supervisors to Consider Legislation For 2016


Tuesday, San Luis Obsipo County Superivsors will consider the county’s legislation platform for 2016. They’ll also get an update on the women’s jail expansion project. That meeting gets underway at nine tomorrow morning at the county government center. On Thursday, the county planning commission will open a two-day hearing to consider a request from Phillips 66 to modify a rail …

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New Candidate Enters the Race for Congress


Later today, Matt Kokonnen will officially announce his candidacy for congress in our own 24th Congressional District. The conservative from San Luis joins nine others in the race. The front runner is Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.  Katcho is the only candidate to serve as an elected official above the county level.   Katcho served as San Luis Obispo county supervisor before  being …

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Prank Phone Call Leads to Smashed Windows


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


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


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


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


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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