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Kevin McCarthy
McCarthy drops out of house speaker race

Republican California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn from the race to become speaker of the house despite being the leading candidate for the position. McCarthy...

Car crash prompts scrutiny of Santa Barbara chief

Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez survived a serious car accident on Highway 101, but the crash has raised questions about the chief’s use of...

Governor approves plan for Isla Vista CSD

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that allows for the creation of a community services district in Isla Vista. Assemblyman Das Williams, a...

Dan Dow
Correction: DA will prosecute prostitutes

The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday it plans to prosecute adult prostitutes who it does not deem are victims. In a March...

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7 great things you can buy at this SLO online auction

You might have heard about the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum’s yearly fund-raising auction, but this year the non-profit is auctioning an interesting mix, from...

Rocktober comes to the Central Coast

By COLIN JONES After a busy summer of festivals and fair shows, live entertainment on the Central Coast keeps its mojo going with an fresh...

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Susan said, Cliff said

By KAREN VELIE Accomplished novelist Susan Branch’s latest work, a memoir very thinly disguised as fiction, provides readers a rare look under the covers and...

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John Belsher and Ryan Petetit
SLO City orders PB Companies to tear down project

By KAREN VELIE The City of San Luis Obispo has shut down a construction project by PB Companies, a finance and investment firm. On Sept....

Kathy Kivley
Los Osos GM overpaying herself, payroll shows

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In less than two full years on the job, Los Osos Community Services District General Manager Kathy Kivley has overpaid herself by...

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SLO County Sheriff’s K9 attacks officer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department K9 tasked with catching a fleeing car thief in Arroyo Grande attacked a...

Tom Fulks
Tribune columnist is a paid lobbyist

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A regularly-featured columnist for San Luis Obispo County’s daily newspaper, who is a vocal critic of a controversial rail spur project proposed...

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Senator John Moorlach
California’s Economic Cooling Act

OPINION by SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the governor signing Senate Bill 350 (De...

Kathy Kivley
What happened to ethics?

OPINION by TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Service District does more disservice than service to our community. Now it appears its General Manager, Kathy...

Courtland and Grand
Tompkins’ Arroyo Grande project to be reheard

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Special Meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council on Oct. 8 at...

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