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Higginbotham wins Pismo Beach mayor race recount

A recount confirms, incumbent Shelly Higginbotham won her bid for the Pismo Beach mayor’s seat against her challenger Kevin Kreowski. Shortly after the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office announced Higginbotham had won the race by two votes, a... (Continue reading)

Witness details plot in Paso Robles murder

A key witness in the murder trial of a Paso Robles woman testified Monday about events that took place on the night of the killing and in the aftermath. [Tribune] Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo, 50, is accused of paying... (Continue reading)

County officials dispute release of murderer to SLO

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow are appealing the release of a convicted murdered to San Luis Obispo, arguing that they were not provided as much time as legally required to prepare for the... (Continue reading)

Ventura man imprisoned 34 years freed after DNA tested

A Ventura man who was imprisoned for 34 years for murder was released Monday after DNA evidence was found not to belong to either him or his alleged accomplice. While in prison, the convicted inmate married a Paso Robles woman.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man busted for burglaries

A Grover Beach man is accused of burglarizing four neighboring Arroyo Grande businesses during a three-day span last week. Arroyo Grande police received reports of each of the burglaries occurring in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue from Nov. 19... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach robber dubbed the Beachcomber Bandit

FBI agents are searching for a bank robber dubbed the Beachcomber Bandit who struck in Grover Beach in June. [LA Times] The bandit robbed a Rabobank on Grand Avenue at gunpoint about one month after he held up a bank... (Continue reading)

SLO spending nearly $600,000 on improving one city block

The San Luis Obispo City Council has opted to spend nearly $600,000 on improvements to a single block of Higuera Street, three years after it spent more than $700,000 on renovating two adjacent blocks. [Tribune] Last week, the council voted... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police make array of weekend arrests

Santa Maria police took to the streets over the weekend to search for suspects ranging from DUI offenders who failed to appear in court to residents with gang associations. [KSBY] Officers arrested a total of 11 suspects during multiple searches... (Continue reading)

Suspect arrested for Pismo Beach rape

Police arrested a man who is suspected of raping a woman on Thursday at The Tides Motel on Price Street in Pismo Beach on charges of rape by force, making terrorist threats and sodomy. [KSBY] Though the victim did not... (Continue reading)

Nipomo raises water rates

During a heated meeting on Friday, the Nipomo Community Services District Board voted 4-1 to approve a water rate increase to pay for supplemental water from Santa Maria. The increase in cost will pay for a pipeline and the cost... (Continue reading)



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