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Man arrested after alleged crime spree in Grover Beach

David James Krause was arrested after a series of incidents in Grover Beach on Sunday afternoon

Police said the transient lit a bush on fire, tried to steal a bus, burglarized a home and stole a car

Krause was found on the beach after an extensive search by law enforcement

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Circus Vargas returning to San Luis Obispo

Circus Vargas returns to the Central Coast with a new show that features special effects lighting and glow-in-the-dark costumes. The traveling circus will pitch its tent July 1 through 11 at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.

Weather Watch

Climate change is making poison oak stronger

Not only are increased amounts of CO2 producing record high atmospheric and oceanographic temperatures, they’re also causing changes in plant growth. For instance, the Toxicodendron family that encompasses poison oak, ivy and sumac produce greater amounts of urushiol oil — which causes the rash and itching — when there are larger amounts of CO2.

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New area code planned for SLO County

The California Public Utilities Commission is beginning the process to establish a second area code because available prefixes for the 805 area code are expected to be used up by December 2018. The new area code would be given to customers asking for new phone numbers beginning June 2018.

Education

Memoir of Cal Poly’s seventh president digitized

The memoir of Cal Poly’s seventh president, Robert E. Kennedy, titled “Learn by Doing: Memoirs of a University President,” is now available by e-book at the university’s Kennedy Library Special Collections and Archives. Kennedy, who died in 2010, documented his 39-year career from his arrival to the campus in 1940 as a journalism professor, through his presidency from 1967-1979.

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Government meetings in SLO County for the week of June 27

Arroyo Grande City Council. Meets Tuesday. 473-5400. Closed session to discuss city manager discipline, dismissal, release; consideration of placing a measure to authorize purchase of state water under local water emergency conditions on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election; consideration of approval of water management plan update; public hearing to consider Arroyo Grande Tourism Business Improvement District; consideration of San Luis Obispo Council of Governments’ self-help transportation investment plan.

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Fire officials reopen investigation into blaze at Giuseppe’s in Pismo

Officials continue to investigate a fire that destroyed much of Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana in Pismo Beach early Saturday. The investigation regarding the fire, which was initially said to have been caused by an appliance, has been reopened as more information became available overnight, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Tom McEwen.

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