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Cal Poly’s open house packs hotels

Cal Poly’s 18th annual open house kicks off tomorrow and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to San Luis Obispo and a welcome surge to the local economy over the weekend. Many Central Coast hotels including San Luis Obispo's Embassy... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande oilfields to use reclaimed water

Owners of an Arroyo Grande oilfield have signed a deal with Veolia Environmental to design, build and operate a 45,000-barrel per day reclaimed water facility under a 12-year agreement. [AmericanBankingNews] In 2009, Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) drilled seven... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager’s history of mismanagement

Amid allegations of mismanagement, some former Oceano Community Service District (OCSD) directors question how similar problems from General Manager Raffaele Montemurro’s past were not disclosed in a background check performed shortly before his hiring in 2009. During Montemurro’s two-year stint as... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay commissioner under fire

John Diodati, who chaired the Morro Bay City Planning Commission when it unanimously voted against the city's proposed wastewater treatment plant project in December, is being targeted for removal from the Commission by Carla Borchard, a member of the Morro... (Continue reading)

Tenet launches legal war against rival suitor

Tenet Healthcare filed a complaint today against rival hospital operator Community Health Systems (CHS) accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars—a move that caused both companies’ stocks to plummet. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Tenet alleges the Nashville based... (Continue reading)

Getting ready to party on “Yuri’s Night”

Tuesday night is going to be a great party night—if you’re a nerd. About 300 parties are expected to happen from Los Angeles to Moscow, all marking the 50th anniversary of the first human to ever fly in space. [LA... (Continue reading)

Four people survive Camarillo plane crash

Four people escaped from a small plane that crashed into a Camarillo storage depot shortly before the single-engine plane burst into flames on Saturday. [VenturaCountyStar] The Beechcraft Bonanza was in route from Chino to the Camarillo when the engine stalled... (Continue reading)

Sam Blakeslee’s legislative lunch, event photos

At a Legislative lunch sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, state Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo discussed the budget in a library conference room, while outside protesters spoke out against the harm budgets cuts could inflict... (Continue reading)

Alarming increase in attacks on ASH workers

Violent attacks against employees and patients at Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) has risen 36 percent since 2006 despite a new federal treatment plan that was intended to curb the assaults, according to state and federal documents. NPR Records show violence... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown requests federal aid for Morro Bay

Gov. Jerry Brown applied for federal disaster relief for Santa Luis Obispo County and five others affected by the March 11 tsunami that sank boats and damaged docks along the coast, he announced Wednesday. [MercuryNews] Brown’s request says the state... (Continue reading)