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Santa Maria cracking down on library misbehavior

The city of Santa Maria has instituted a one-strike rule at its public library, in which misbehavers will face immediate bans of up to one year. [KSBY] On Tuesday evening, the Santa Maria City Council voted 4-1 to change its... (Continue reading)

SLO Council discusses employee pay study

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council has weighed and accepted the validity of a study that suggests 50 percent of city employees are underpaid. In preparation for upcoming union negotiations, the council opted Tuesday to accept the... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man shoots his dog

A Moro Bay man was arrested Monday for shooting and killing his dog, according to a press release. Shortly after 6 p.m., Morro Bay police officers responded to reports of shot fired near the 300 block of Java Street. Police... (Continue reading)

Body found near Guadalupe Beach

UPDATE: The man found dead in Guadalupe Tuesday was the victim of a murder. Santa Barbara County sheriff officials said he was an Hispanic man from Santa Barbara County. ORIGINAL: The body of a man was discovered in an area... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach to swear in new police chief

The Pismo Beach city clerk will swear in a longtime member of the police department as its new chief Tuesday evening. Commander Jake Miller, a 20-year veteran of the Pismo Beach force, is slated to take over as the next... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill headed to the governor

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Assembly Monday on a 51-4 vote and is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure, by Assemblyman... (Continue reading)

Police break up Paso Robles drug ring

The Atascadero and Paso Robles police departments combined efforts over the weekend to seize more than 100 grams of heroin and arrests five suspects accused of participating in drug sales. The two departments collaborated on a drug investigation that spanned... (Continue reading)

Bear loses in collision with semi-truck in SLO

A small black bear died on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo Friday morning after it suffered a fatal blow from an oncoming semi-truck. [KSBY] Around 6:30 a.m., an approximately 150-pound black bear ran onto southbound Highway 101 near Broad... (Continue reading)

California jails letting inmates go early

In the wake of California prison realignment, local jails across the state are releasing more and more inmates before they have completed their sentences. [LA Times] California jails are currently releasing more than 13,500 inmates early each month in order... (Continue reading)

Counterfeit bills passed in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police are searching for two women suspected of passing counterfeit bills at several businesses off Highway 46. [Daily News] On July 26, four counterfeit bills were used at the McDonald’s restaurant and the Chevron gas station on Ramada... (Continue reading)



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