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Atascadero Lake Slowly Refilling

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Atascadero lake is slowly refilling.  City officials hope that El Nino will fill up the lake in the next few months.  The city took advantage of the drought to clean out the lake, removing tons of debris on the bottom.  A pipe is now diverting water from Atascadero Creek to Atascadero Lake.

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Cuesta Faculty on Strike Due Pay Demands

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Classes begin today at Cuesta College.  But not everyone is happy about it. Friday, about 85 Cuesta faculty members picketed outside the campus student center.  They’re upset about what they describe as unfair compensation. The protesters held signs reading “the time is now.  Fair pay for excellent work.” During the opening day activities for the new semester for faculty and …

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Central Coast Honors Dr. King

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Today is a national holiday, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Most schools and banks are closed today. In Paso Robles Saturday, about three hundred turned out to honor his memory at Flamson Middle School.  A piper set the mood for the celebration.  Hailey Silviera opened the event with the national anthem,  but the honoree was the Reverend Martin Luther …

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Homeless Warming Centers Open Now

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Several homeless warming centers are open for the next several days. The Good Samaritan Homeless Center is open in Santa Maria.  It’s located at 401 West Morrison.  Another branch is open in Lompoc. The Prado warming center is open in San Luis.  It’s located on Prado Road off Lower Higuera. A warming center is open for homeless people in the …

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Cuesta College Faculty Pickets Outside Student Center

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Spring semester gets underway this week at Cuesta College.  Friday, about 85 Cuesta faculty members picketed outside the campus student center. They’re upset about what they describe as unfair compensation. The protesters held signs reading “the time is now.  Fair pay for excellent work.” During the opening day activities for the new semester for faculty and staff, about 85 faculty …

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Sinsheimer Pool Reopens Today

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Today, Sinsheimer pool reopens. The 50 meter pool in SLO has been closed for months for repairs and replastering. The pool closed just after labor day, although the therapy remained open. Hundreds of swimmers and water polo players had to train elsewhere. Lap swim hours will be free today. For more information, go to the city’s website at slocity.org.

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Former Mayoral Candidate in Atascadero Arrested Over Weekend

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A former mayoral candidate in Atascadero arrested over the weekend after a four hour standoff with police. Charles John Scovell the second charged with suspicion of felony domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and several other charges.  He was booked in the county jail. The incident began Friday afternoon when police responded to Scovell’s house after receiving a report …

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Firefighters Have Training Exercise in Templeton

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If you saw smoke over Templeton Saturday, it may have been from a training exercise on a house on main street. The Tempelton school district donated the house, so the Templeton fire department used it to practice fire procedures. The exercise gave Firefighters hands-on experience. Other personnel who participated include fire fighters from Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Miguel, Cal Fire, …

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Man Allegedly Responsible for Multiple Burglaries is Arrested

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Detectives with the SLO County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man who is responsible for six burglaries in San Luis Obispo County and at least eight burglaries in Northern California, all of which occurred during a seven week period in 2015. Detectives were able to track 30-year-old Tyrone Brennen to Hawaii and with the assistance of the Honolulu Police Department, …

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Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Financial Elder Abuse

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Joseph Anthony Mele, of Ventura, California, was sentenced to ten years in state prison after pleading “no contest” to seven felony counts and two sentencing enhancements on November 12, 2015.  This includes multiple counts of Financial Elder Abuse, in addition to Grand Theft, Embezzlement, Money Laundering, and Filing False …

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