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Past articles by Mark:

Here’s how Lake Nacimiento and other local reservoirs are doing after storms

San Luis Obispo County’s reservoirs have seen an uptick following a series of recent storms. Here’s a look at how the following reservoirs are doing as of Thursday, February 23, 2017, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department. → Read More

As SLO County cleans up after one storm, another is set to roll in

San Luis Obispo County earned a brief break from wet weather Saturday, February 18, 2017, but forecasts called for more storms and windy conditions Sunday. At Cal Poly, residents at Fremont Hall were evacuated after school officials were concerned over an unstable hillside behind the dorm. → Read More

Emergency crews respond to 3-car collision on Highway 166

Cal Fire and emergency crews from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties responded to a major-injury collision on Highway 166 involving three vehicles Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. → Read More

Rain forces several road closures in SLO County

Rainy conditions have forced San Luis Obispo County crews to close several roads Friday, February 10, 2017, according to the Department of Public Works. → Read More

2.7-magnitude earthquake reported near Templeton, USGS says

A 2.7-magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 7 miles west of Templeton at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, according to the United States Geological Survey. → Read More

Rescue crews trying to reach stranded hiker at Montaña de Oro

San Luis Obispo County search and rescue crews and State Parks officials were trying to reach a disoriented hiker stranded near Allen Peak at Montaña de Oro State Park → Read More

Super Bowl weekend should give SLO County a break from the rain. But it won’t last.

The Central Coast will get a break from a series of storms on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017, but the wet weather will return to San Luis Obispo County by Monday, according to forecasts. → Read More

Salud Carbajal calls Trump’s immigration order ‘reprehensible’ and ‘immoral’

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal responded Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order barring refugees and some legal U.S. residents from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa. → Read More

Power outage affects more than 2,000 near Cayucos, Morro Bay

More than 2,000 customers are without power Friday evening, Jan. 27, 2017 in Cayucos and Morro Bay, according to PG&E. → Read More

Dog rescued after falling over Central Coast cliff

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County rescued a dog that had fallen over a cliff at the More Mesa preserve in Goleta on Friday, January 27, 2017. → Read More

Part of Avila Beach remains closed because of sewage spill

Avila Beach remained closed between the pier and San Luis Obispo Creek on Friday, January 27, 2017, because of a 36,000 gallon sewage spill that occurred in SLO on Sunday, January 22, 2017. SLO County Environmental Health says other beaches have warnings for heightened levels on bacteria. → Read More

Debris, trash end up on Avila Beach after storms hit SLO County

A series of storms in San Luis Obispo County left trash and debris along Avila Beach on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The nearby San Luis Obispo Creek swelled and rushed to the ocean. → Read More

Arroyo Grande’s Ryan Teixeira gets another inspirational message — from Tim Tebow

Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow sent a video message Jan. 16, 2017, to Arroyo Grande's Ryan Teixeira, who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, his second cancer diagnosis. → Read More

2,000-gallon sewage spill at California Men’s Colony affects Chorro Creek

Approximately 2,000 gallons of sewage was released from a manway at California Men’s Colony on Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The leak affected nearby Chorro Creek, according to the SLO County Public Health Department. → Read More

Cal Poly student injured in fall on Bishop Peak moved to rehab center

Evan Lalanne, the 18-year-old Cal Poly student who was severely injured when he fell near the top of Bishop Peak on December 29, 2016, has been moved from Stanford Medical Center to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Center in San Jose. The information is according to a post on Lalanne’s GoFundMe page from Thursday, January 12, 2017. → Read More

Los Osos man had ‘hundreds’ of child porn images on cellphone, authorities say

A Los Osos man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing, manufacturing and distributing child pornography, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Ian Trent Shaw Anderson, 27, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, after authorities executed a search warrant at his home on the 1900 block of 11th Street. → Read More

Fishing boat stranded on Shell Beach has been moved, officials say

A fishing boat that came loose from its mooring in Port San Luis Harbor and ended up stranded on Shell Beach was returned Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, according to the Department of California Fish & Wildlife. → Read More

Paso Robles makes Orbitz’s list of amazing places to visit in 2017

Travel website Orbitz has named Paso Robles one of its 17 amazing places to visit in 2017. The December 12, 2016, blog post lauds the northern San Luis Obispo County location for its wineries, walkable downtown and proximity to other Central Coast locations. → Read More

SLO County gets soaked as storms smash California

The Central Coast and San Luis Obispo County were inundated by a strong storm Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, with more rain and even thunder and lightning in the forecast, said PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey and the National Weather Service. → Read More

Mudslide blocking Highway 41, authorities say

Caltrans and the CHP are reporting a mudslide blocking Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. → Read More