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San Luis Obispo County unemployment rate hits record low

Unemployment tumbled to an all time low in San Luis Obispo County in April as the region gained about 1,400 new jobs during the past month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. [Cal Coast Times] With more jobs available... (Continue reading)

Trump meets California sanctuary state opponents at the White House

Leaders of the anti-sanctuary state movement in California met with President Donald Trump for a roundtable discussion Wednesday that included repeated references to cases of previously deported illegal immigrants killing Californians with Central Coast ties. [Cal Coast Times] Conservative mayors,... (Continue reading)

SLO prepares marijuana business tax measure

The San Luis Obispo City Council formally adopted an ordinance allowing marijuana businesses on Tuesday and then proceeded with preparations to place a cannabis business tax measure on the November ballot. [Cal Coast Times] San Luis Obispo’s new ordinance allows... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police apprehend suspect with helicopter and K-9

A 30-year-old Paso Robles man initially managed to evade capture after allegedly shoplifting at Smart & Final in Atascadero Thursday afternoon. But he failed to get away from police once officers brought in a K-9 and a helicopter to assist... (Continue reading)

Marti murder suspect arrested in Minnesota

Authorities arrested a South SLO County business owner in Minnesota on Wednesday for the murder of Kristen Marti in San Luis Obispo. Robert Koehler, 36, who was identified last month as a suspect in the alleged killing of Marti, fled... (Continue reading)

Man killed in San Luis Obispo fire

On the same day in which a suspicious fire burned for hours on rail cars in San Luis Obispo, a blaze broke out at a home located about a mile away, and a man died in the house fire. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Thief steals $40,000 in jewelry from Shell Beach hotel

An Arroyo Grande man stole about $40,000 worth of jewelry from a person’s hotel room in Shell Beach last weekend, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] Pismo Beach police began investigating the theft on Tuesday after... (Continue reading)

Nipomo shooting victim leaves scene, discovered at hospital

A wounded man left the scene of his shooting Monday evening and headed to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria for treatment of a gunshot wound. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:30 p.m., callers reported shots fired on the... (Continue reading)

7 men sentenced in robbery of marijuana distributor’s home

The seven men who masquerading as police officers during an Atascadero home invasion last year were sentenced to prison on Wednesday. [Cal Coast Times] On Feb. 11, 2017, the men entered a home on the 8400 block of San Gregorio... (Continue reading)

Dangerous train car fire in San Luis Obispo

@SLO_City_Fire and working hard to contain multiple rail car fires in SLO. Suspicious origin. Cars full of used railroad ties. pic.twitter.com/JLS5k7cfaa — SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) May 16, 2018 Multiple rail cars caught fire on train tracks in San Luis... (Continue reading)



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