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Bank Building Sold to Coffee Company

A family-owned coffee house company has bought the former Bank of America building at the corner of Morro Bay Boulevard and Monterey Avenue, announcing plans to turn it into a coffee roasting plant, coffee shop, bakery and restaurant. Jon and Sara Peterson, a...

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Earth Day Done the Celebrate Los Osos Way

Tanny Koeppel pulling weeds near the tennis courts at the Los Osos Community Park.Photo by Pandora Nash-Karner At the heart of Earth Day, the message is strong — raise awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. Celebrate Los...

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It’s a Wrap — WRF Contracts Settled

A September 2021 aerial drone photo taken by Anvil showing the big dig on Atascadero Road for a new lift station. It’s the biggest public works project in Morro Bay’s history and now, after nearly four years, the contracts for the Water Reclamation Facility or WRF...

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County to Push for Transportation Sales Tax Hike

San Luis Obispo County’s roads need help, and if the county is to see relief from potholes, it needs to help itself. The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, the countywide agency that doles out transportation monies from the State and Federal Governments, is...

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Moving Forward: Musical Mike McCabe 

“Music is the universal language of mankind,”poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote. Central Coast musician Mike McCabe has experienced this truism as he spent a lifetime following his muse.  In the 19th century, Longfellow coined the phrase and yet it wasn’t...

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Lease Extension for Paddle Sports Shop

Operators of a small paddleboard shop on the Embarcadero will have additional time on a temporary lease to get moving on a redevelopment project. The City Council approved amending the lease for Morro Bay Paddlesports, Inc., which is located at 551 Embarcadero in the...

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Harbor to Get Rescue UTV

The Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department have finished fundraising to buy a new Polaris UTV, like this one, for use4 by beach lifeguards for emergencies on the beach. Photo submitted This summer, people who have an emergency on Morro Strand Beach should see help...

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Strategic Plan to Improve Community Health 

San Luis Obispo County residents can expect substantial growth of local mental health and substance use disorder services thanks to the Behavioral Health Department’s new Strategic Plan. The plan, which details goals through 2029, is the first of its kind following...

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Speeding Driver who Killed Two Gets Prison Time

SLO couple, Matthew Chachere, 39 and Jennifer Besser, 36, and their dog were struck and killed by a speeding driver in November 2022. A speeding driver who killed two people in 2022 has been sentenced to State Prison for his crimes. The District Attorney’s Office...

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Estero Bay News Briefs 4-25-2024

County Community Health Improvement Plan The Public Health Department along with community partners have released a Community Health Improvement Plan, a roadmap for how they will work together to build and foster a healthier SLO County. “This plan is grounded in data...

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