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Marathon Road Closures


City Staff worked with design consultants to create a uniform signage system intended to provide visitors and tourists with an important “first impression” of our City. If you’re planning on traveling around San Luis Obispo this coming Sunday be advised – The annual San Luis Obispo Marathon takes place that day and will result in several road closures. Multiple streets …

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Judge Orders Early Release of Convicted Killer


A judge has ordered the early release of convicted killer Robert Holguin.  Holguin, at the age of 13, was convicted back in 2006 for beating an elderly San Luis Obispo man to death with a skateboard.  He was also found guilty of residential burglary, and vehicle theft and was sentenced to 42 years to life.  However, California law requires that …

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Cuesta College Gains New Designation


Cuesta College has been officially designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.  This designation will allow the college to apply for grants that can help Hispanic and low income student achieve their educational goals.  Cuesta’s enrollment of Hispanic students is currently at 33 percent – exceeding the minimum 25 percent requirement to qualify.  Cuesta College is also applying for an HSI …

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Lexi Brown Featured In People Magazine


People Magazine has run a feature on 12-year old Santa Maria girl, Lexi Brown and her fight against cancer.  The article talks about Lexi’s struggle with the disease and how she’s inspired other sick children to stay hopeful.  The “Bald for Lexi” charity event last month raised more than $70,000 for cancer research.  Despite Lexi receiving some devastating news about …

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Santa Maria School Will Soon Have iPads in Class


Students at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Santa Maria will soon have iPads in class thanks to a new program.  In addition to the iPads, the school received educational technology, applications, and software, all totaling close to a quarter of a million dollars.  The donation is part of “C3: Ignite”, a new technology program between the Archdiocese of …

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Body in Pismo Beach Identified


The Pismo Beach Police Department has confirmed the identity of the body that was found Monday washed ashore as that of Marco Antonio Reyes Jr. The 28-year old man from Tulare was last seen on Saturday, March 19.  Witnesses reported seeing Reyes jumping off the pier into the water just after 9:30 p.m. Rescuers searched the area through the weekend …

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City of Guadalupe Finally Out of Debt


The city of Guadalupe may finally be out of the red after years of budgetary problems.  The city leadership was working to avoid going over $750,000 into debt just two years ago.  Officials now say the city could soon break even. Guadalupe Administrator Andrew Carter attributes the city’s recent financial improvement to the three tax measures local residents passed back …

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Local Tech Company Gets Another Award


Local tech company MINDBODY has picked up another award.  The leading provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry, has won the 2016 Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award in the Mobile App: Fitness and Recreation category. Over 2.8 million people worldwide use the MINDBODY app to find, book or pay for classes and appointments at …

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Atascadero Fire Chief Announces Retirement


Atascadero Fire Department Chief Kurt Stone announced his retirement yesterday. Stone has been fire chief since 2001. He started his career as a seasonal firefighter back in 1984 at Atascadero Fire. Chief Stone’s last day is June 24th; his successor has not yet been named.

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Teen Recovering After E-Cig Explodes in His Mouth


A Paso Robles teen is recovering at a hospital in Fresno after an e-cigarette he was smoking exploded in his mouth. The incident reportedly happened back on April 18th. Daniel McClelland, age 17, was transferred to a burn unit in Fresno for treatment. Family members say the e-cigarette explosion caused McClelland the loss of several of his teeth.

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