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Lopez Lake getting low again

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Despite the recent El Nino rains, park rangers are preparing to kick boaters out of Lopez Lake. The boat ramp at the lake will close in about four weeks. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 28.8 percent capacity, according to... (Continue reading)

Many California counties keeping campaign finances offline

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Less than half of California’s counties provide the public with online access to campaign finance records. [LA Times] In 2012, the California Legislature amended the Political Reform Act of 1974, allowing local jurisdictions to eliminate paper filing requirements for campaign... (Continue reading)

Man dies in Memorial Day ATV crash near Nacimiento Lake

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A 30-year-old San Diego man died in an ATV accident Monday near Nacimiento Lake. Authorities have identified the man as Joshua Anthony Buttitta. Shortly after 12 p.m., Buttitta was driving a Yamaha Rhinoa, failed to navigate a turn on a... (Continue reading)

Three cars collide in Santa Barbara County’s Windy Gap

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A three-car crash in Santa Barbara County’s Windy Gap area sent one vehicle plunging off the road and five people to Cottage Hospital. In all, eight people suffered injuries in the crash, and five had to be extricated from vehicles.... (Continue reading)

Rock Hall of Famer Jeff Beck to play Chumash Casino in August

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By COLIN JONES The Chumash Casino Resort has several headliner heavyweights lined up this summer to wow audiences at its recently remodeled Samala Showroom, which is back to its 1,400 seat capacity. In addition to previously announced shows by Stevie... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon is accused of violating conflict of interest rules because he participates in government decisions that allegedly impact his business interests and income. Hamon is currently running against three other candidates for the... (Continue reading)

Two die as homebuilt plane crashes in Ventura County

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A homebuilt plane crashed in a lemon orchard in Ventura County Saturday afternoon, killing both of the people onboard. The crash occurred in Santa Paula, just north of the city of Ventura. [KABC] On the way down, the plane collided... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 177 years for robbing and raping prostitutes

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A 52-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to more than 177 years in prison for raping and robbing women in San Luis Obispo County at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. [KSBY] On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin, a former... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony on lockdown

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State officials placed the California Men’s Colony on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after receiving an anonymous tip that dangerous contraband had been trafficked into the prison by an inmate participating on  a fire crew. Officials are not disclosing what type of... (Continue reading)

Debbie Peterson’s priorities for District 3

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OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County faces complex challenges.  It will take all of us to make  good decisions on development, water, affordable housing, homelessness, oil trains, oil company expansion in Price Canyon, repair to the Avila pier,... (Continue reading)



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