Daily Briefs

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Atascadero police seeking burglary suspects, video

The Atascadero Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who burglarized a liquor store on Friday and two men who...

prague-pot
Illegal marijuana grow utilized stolen water

The owners of a multi-million dollar illegal marijuana grow in Ventura County allegedly stole water to irrigate the pot plants from a nearby mountain. [KCOY]...

Norbert Cruz
Santa Maria foster father sentenced to 125 years

A 55-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to 125 years in prison on Wednesday for repeatedly raping a foster child in his care. The sexual...

Nacimiento Lake
Cambria teen drowns in Lake Nacimiento

A 16-year-old Cambria boy died from drowning on Friday in Lake Nacimiento in North San Luis Obispo County, according to a press release. At about...

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Youth Golfers
3 Arroyo Grande golfers heading to Kid’s Golf World Championships

Next month, three of Arroyo Grande’s top junior golfers will head to the U.S. Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Elias Moncrief, 6, Shane...

Rodeo LaRae Luis
Paso Robles teen wins spot on California rodeo team

A 9th grade student at Independence High School in Paso Robles qualified as a member of the California National High School Rodeo Team to compete...

Greek Yougurt w Blackberries
6 delicious dishes made with seasonal fruits and vegetables

Peaches, blackberries and watermelon are three seasonal favorites for July. The following recipes were provided by Spencer’s Fresh Markets in Morro Bay and Santa Maria,...

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Uncovered SLO

A parent shared a picture of his son shortly after the teen died of a heroin overdose.
Central Coast counties rank in the top 6 for heroin overdoses

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County ranked fourth per capita in heroin overdoses leading to hospitalizations in California in 2015 while Santa Barbara County...

Deforestation by Justin Vineyards
Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested

By KAREN VELIE Trustees of a San Luis Obispo County animal sanctuary sold 1,100 acres of the reserve to Justin Vineyards and Winery, a company...

More than 100 pot farms of varying sizes and levels of sophistication have quietly sprung up in the California Valley, with little or no effort to conceal what likely are legal growing operations. Photos by Daniel Blackburn
California Valley sprouting pot farms

  By DANIEL BLACKBURN Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley, on the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County, is parched, flat terrain, part of...

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber
Cambria manager gets raise despite financial discrepancies

Editor’s Note: The CalPERS audit is at the bottom of the article. By JOSH FRIEDMAN A series of financial blunders committed by the Cambria Community...

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Opinion

Dr. C. Hite
Is journalism dead in SLO County?

Opinion by Dr. C. Hite I knew journalism was dead in SLO County the day the Tribune published a meandering feature story on the front...

Gordon Mullin
Mixing words and deceiving SLO County voters

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Our SLO county council of government (SLOCOG) and seven cities have recently agreed to put a sales tax measure before the...

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Diablo Canyon is closing, but its negative footprint will linger

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN Diablo Canyon Power Plant is finally shutting down. It should never have been built in the first place, especially over two earthquake...

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