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Woman’s body found near shooting range


A woman’s body was discovered Saturday morning near a public shooting range in the Los Padres National Forest, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Shortly before 10 a.m., a passerby spotted the body off East Camino Cielo Road... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 appeals rail spur denial

train car

Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its rail spur project to the county Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the last day the company could challenge the commission’s denial. In its request, Phillips 66 is... (Continue reading)

Candidate differences highlighted during Los Osos debate

Julie Tacker

Los Osos Community Services District Board hopefuls showed their differences and experience levels at the Oct. 20 debate hosted by the League of Women Voters Five candidates are running for two seats on the Los Osos board. Candidates Julie Tacker,... (Continue reading)

California senator sentenced to 42 months in prison for bribery

Ron Calderon

Former California State Senator Ronald Calderon, who accepted bribes to push legislation,  was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in federal prison. Ron Calderon, 59, of Montebello, pleaded guilty in June to one count of mail fraud. He admitted... (Continue reading)

Carbajal and Fareed get testy at Cal Poly debate

Justin Fareed

During a debate rife with personal attacks and leading questions, Democrat Salud Carbajal showed he does not intend to stop discussing Republican Justin Fareed’s supposed support for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Fareed revealed he cannot name anything about Carbajal which... (Continue reading)

SUV slams into Atascadero doctor’s office


An oversized visitor made a surprise appearance inside an Atascadero pediatrics office Thursday afternoon. A Dodge Durango SUV slammed into and through the exterior wall of Patterson and Tedford Pediatrics and came to a rest in the lobby of the... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested after 11-hour standoff


After a Nipomo man allegedly beat his wife, he barricaded himself in his home during an 11-hour standoff with San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies. The suspect, who was reportedly armed with a knife, remained closed up inside his house... (Continue reading)

Steve Martin flips on Nipomo rail spur

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin

Paso Robles mayor and San Luis Obispo County supervisor candidate Steve Martin has changed his position on the Nipomo rail spur project. Martin initially supported the Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur, but he now says, if elected, he would most... (Continue reading)

SLO County accused of using taxpayer money to push sales tax

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A pair of taxpayers associations have filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) alleging San Luis Obispo County and the county’s regional transportation agency illegally used taxpayer dollars to promote a sales tax initiative on the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach officer poses with creepy clown

Officer Matt Monteiro

A creepy clown who reportedly scared a child on a bicycle was offering free hugs and pictures to passersby in Grover Beach on Wednesday. An officer responded to the scene and took a photo with the clown, but did not... (Continue reading)

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