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Dec 17

Happy 50th Birthday Grover Beach

1893 Grover, er, Huntington Beach promotional poster

December 21, 1959 The city of Grover Beach was born 50 years ago this month with an election tally of 636 votes in favor and 380 against. It is the only city in the county that can not expand by annexation as it is surrounded by Oceano, Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach. According to the …

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Sep 23

Closing the Gap, Cuesta Grade and the Railroad

Abandoned Cuesta Grade tunnel in 1979, photo by Tony Hertz Morning Tribune editor Benjamin Brooks must not have liked to mix his flavors. The front page was almost always reserved for big advertisers and national news. Big local news was almost always relegated to page 3. Many of the advertisers were the same from day …

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