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KCBX News' Central Coast Curious is an ongoing series for which we invite listeners to ask questions and the newsroom reports back with answers. Since we launched the series last year, we've received several questions asking, "when will the Avila Pier reopen?" The pier is currently now open about a third of the way, but it's uncertain when the entire pier will be accessible to visitors. 

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Local leaders are working to keep a small San Luis Obispo County fire station from closing later this week. Cal Fire Station No. 11 in Cayucos is seasonal, and scheduled to temporarily shut its doors on Friday as part of a money-saving measure.

During the winter months, the station is operated under a joint agreement funded by the local Fire Protection District (FPD). To save money, the FPD wants to close early.

Cal Fire will reopen the station in mid-April as part of the state's fire season staffing plan.

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The badly damaged Cayucos Pier is in line for a major makeover, and that process could start up relatively soon.

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a $1.7 million bid to demolish and reconstruct a large portion of that pier.

The bid was submitted by the Morro Bay-based company Associated Pacific Constructors, Inc., and a yes vote is recommended by the county's General Services Agency.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney filed charges Thursday against a San Francisco man for raping a minor this summer in Cayucos.

Richard Brooks, 38, is in custody and charged with 16 counts including forcible rape and sodomy of an unconscious 17-year-old girl.

The most serious crime leveled against Brooks is that of Human Trafficking of a Minor for a Sex Act, which carries a possible 15-years-to-life sentence in state prison.

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Rural water customer in San Luis Obispo County could soon be restricted to only Mondays and Thursday for outdoor water usage due to ongoing drought conditions.

The County Public Works Department will present the plan next week to the Board of Supervisors.

Affected areas include Cayucos, Shandon, Santa Margarita, and Avila Valley. Despite calls by the state to reduce water usage by 20 percent, residents in most of these areas are showing usage inline with last year.