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Son of woman killed by Atascadero man to receive $1 million

Mark Andrews

The son of an Atascadero woman who was shot and killed by her mentally-ill neighbor will receive $1 million over the course of his life. The mother of the killer agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed against her.... (Continue reading)

Creston baby drowned at the hands of her mother

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A newborn baby who died in a bathtub shortly after birth on Saturday drowned at the hands of her mother, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Coroner’s Office. The mother also died on Saturday, and the cause of... (Continue reading)

California Fresh to replace Haggen in SLO

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California Fresh Markets, a locally-owned grocer, will open a new store in the Foothill Boulevard location vacated by Haggen. Last year, Haggen filed for bankruptcy and closed its Central Coast grocery stores shortly after opening them. Company officials announced this... (Continue reading)

Atascadero city clerk and treasurer positions go up for votes

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Atascadero voters will decide whether the city clerk and treasurer roles remain elected positions or will become jobs controlled by the city manager. The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the November ballot. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Parolee drives off Cuesta Grade, runs away

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A parolee fell asleep at the wheel while driving on the Cuesta Grade, drove across Highway 101, crashed through a brick fence and landed in a ravine. He then fled on foot and was arrested by CHP officers. [Tribune] On... (Continue reading)

Judge orders release of SLO Skateboard killer

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A local judge has ordered the release of a 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man, who at 13, used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old to death. The convicted killer will move to Texas, where he will live with a family... (Continue reading)

School police officer accused of child sex trafficking

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Investigators arrested a police officer employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday for sex trafficking of a child. On April 20, Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, 28, responded to a Craigslist ad offering sex with children for money.What Estrada... (Continue reading)

Target of Los Osos contract killing plot files lawsuit

Anthony Gene Stevens

A Los Osos businessman harassed and then attempted to kill his former employee after the man started a competing company, according to a lawsuit filed in San Luis Obsipo Superior Court last week.The harassment included a Craigslist advertising the former... (Continue reading)

E-cigarette explodes in Paso Robles teen’s mouth

Daniel McClelland

A Paso Robles teen is in the hospital after an e-cigarette exploded in his face, burned a hole in the his tongue and caused him to lose several teeth. On April 18, Daniel McClelland, 17, was vaping an e-cigarette while... (Continue reading)

Body on beach identified as Pismo pier jumper

Marco Antonio Reyes Jr.

Pismo Beach police have identified a body that washed ashore as Tulare man Marco Antonio Reyes Jr., 28. Reyes went missing last month after he jumped off the Pismo Beach Pier. [KSBY] Police are tentatively ruling Reyes’ death an accident,... (Continue reading)



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