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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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Citizen Initiative Would Ban Waterfront Camping

Should the City of Morro Bay offer RV campsites along the waterfront to bolster the Harbor Department budget? A group of citizens feels so strongly against it, that they’ve turned in a petition that would put the matter to the voters to decide “Yes” or “No.”  In 2020,...

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Redistricting War Ramping Up

The war over San Luis Obispo County’s new supervisor districts has begun, after a citizen’s activist group vowed to challenge the new district lines in court after a split board, 3-2, approved the new map Dec. 14.  The “SLO County Citizens for Good Government” (see:...

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Beaches Returning to Normal After Shark Attack

Morro Bay harbor officials posted this ominous warning at Morro Strand Beach after a shark attacked and killed a 42-year-old Sacramento man, Tomas Butterfield, on Christmas Eve morning. Photo by Neil Farrell Morro Bay’s beaches returned to a semblance of normal, days...

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LAFCo. to Hear Panorama Lot Matter

The map shows the location of the five Panorama Lots to be discussed by LAFCo., on Jan. 20. Map courtesy City of Morro Bay. The City of Morro Bay is moving on amending its “sphere of influence” to bring several residential lots on Panorama Drive into its fold. The...

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Hwy 1 Closed-Opened-Closed Again by Rock Slides

The unstable hillsides above Hwy 1continue to cause major headaches for Caltrans, which has closed and reopened stretches of the scenic highway at least three times since last November, in order to clear away mud, rocks and debris that’s come down in recent storms. On...

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Police Step Up Leash Law Enforcement

Morro Bay Police are cracking down on unleashed dogs in town, targeting pet owners who aren’t obeying the City’s leash law. MBPD Cmdr. Amy Watkins, in a news release issued Monday, Jan. 3, said the “Leash Up” campaign would last a month. “The campaign will run for 30...

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Morro Bay Man Dies in New Year’s Eve Crash

Morro Bay area native, Jerome “Jerry” Perry, 62, died in a fiery car crash on Hwy 1, on New Year’s Eve. According to news reports, Perry was driving his vintage Chevy pick up south on Hwy 1 at about 7:22 p.m. when he reportedly turned in front of a vehicle traveling...

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Natural Landmark Crumbles in Storm

Likely thousands of people have enjoyed the natural rock formation at Montano de Oro that is no more. The more than century old arch at Spooner’s Cove was decimated during the unprecedented storms at the end or 2021. It collapsed on Christmas Eve.   These images...

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News Briefs 1-13-2022

 Winter Bird Fest Canceled The Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) voted to cancel in-person events at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival (MBWBF), which has been in the works for the past two year.  “As the conditions of the pandemic changed in San Luis Obispo County,...

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