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Protest Against Oil Transport

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San Luis Obispo activist Heidi Harmon welcomes hundreds of protestors to the County Government Center yesterday to speak against a proposal by Phillips 66 to build a rail spur to accommodate increased crude oil transportation by rail to their Santa Maria refinery on the Nipomo Mesa.  The hearings will continue today before the San Luis Obispo County planning commission. Because …

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Congressional Candidates Hold Debate

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Congressional candidates debate the issues at Cal Poly last night.  Four Democrats, three Republicans and two independents took part in the debate at Spanos theater on the Cal Poly campus.  The candidates are vying for the 24th district seat held by congresswoman Lois Capps for the past 18 years. According to a poll released earlier this week, republican Katcho Achadjian …

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Art Show at the Museum of Natural History

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Last night, Slope kicked off an art show opening at the Natural History Museum in Morro Bay.  Artists create works which are sold to generate money to help protect the environment.  The current show is focused on the 50th anniversary of the creation of Montana de Oro State Park.   The exhibit will be at the Museum of Natural History in …

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Tryouts for New Oceano Lifeguards

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Tomorrow, California State Parks will hold its summer lifeguard tryout for the Oceano Dunes district. Candidates will be required to complete a 1,000 yard ocean swim within 20 minutes.  They’ll also have to do a run-swim-run within 10 minutes.  Qualified applicants will then be invited for interviews.  The seasonal job pays $15 per hour.

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Phillips 66 Public Hearing Today

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Just getting underway this morning, a two day public hearing in San Luis Obispo regarding a plan by Phillips 66 to deliver by train crude oil to the Santa Maria Refinery.  Phillips 66 is now proposing that only 3 trains a week would deliver the crude oil on the proposed new rail spur.  That’s down substantially from the previous proposal. …

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Poll Released Shows More Info on Standings in Congressional Race

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A survey of 405 voters indicates Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian leads by a wide margin.  A handful of candidates are vying to replace congresswoman Lois Capps, who is stepping down after decades in office. 20% of voters interviewed said that if the election were held today, they would vote for Katcho. The next closest candidates were democrats Helene Schnieder and Salud …

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Lucia Mar School District Considering Restructuring Trustee Districts

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The Lucia Mar School District is looking at restructuring its trustee districts. The intent is to more fairly represent the shifting demographics in the school district. It’s the first time the district has adjusted the boundaries since it was unified back in 1966. The board is made of seven trustees.  They represent districts which include Nipomo, Oso Flaco, Arroyo Grande, …

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Atascadero Printery Building to be Auctioned Off

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Atascadero’s Printery building is going on the auction block.  The historic brick building in Downtown Atascadero is one of the original public buildings erected by E.G. Lewis in the early 1900.  It’s scheduled to auctioned off in an online auction on may 14th.  The building was previously owned by Kelly Gearhart, Atascadero’s former citizen of the year who was convicted …

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Bob Elliott Passes Away at 92

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One sad note this morning…. Bob Elliot of Bob and Ray has died. For nearly 50 years, Elliot was half of the comedy team which practiced a gentle, quirky brand of comedy.  It relied on a deadpan delivery rather than one-liners. Bob’s partner, Ray Goulding died several years ago. Bob Elliot dead at the age of 92.

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Jerry Brown Considering Releasing Inmates

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California State prisons are too crowded. So, Governor Jerry Brown wants to release a few thousand inmates.  Karen Lange is a lobbyist in Sacramento.  She says the Governor is introducing an initiative to free thousands of inmates from state prisons. Lange talked to San Luis Obispo County officials yesterday about what’s ahead for the state legislature. Supervisor Bruce Gibson reiterates, …

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