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SLO County to provide fire protection for Cayucos

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to provide fire protection services to Cayucos at a cost of nearly $1 million a year if the community’s fire district dissolves, as planned. Additionally, the board of... (Continue reading)

Bystander helps rescue victim of Paso Robles fire

A Paso Robles police officer and a bystander rescued a person who was lying on the ground inside a burning apartment Sunday afternoon. The victim suffered burns in an apparent kitchen fire but survived. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3... (Continue reading)

Embattled former SLO County examiner gets a break

The former San Luis Obispo County medical examiner, who came under scrutiny for misbehavior and questionable rulings on causes of death, can keep practicing medicine, despite having a DUI conviction. On Wednesday, the California Medical Board adopted a decision to... (Continue reading)

San Miguel CSD seeking large rate hikes

With the San Miguel Community Services District running out of money in both its water and sewer funds, residents of the North County town are facing near-immediate hikes to their monthly water and sewer bills of about 200 percent and... (Continue reading)

SLO County marijuana tax to go on June ballot

Following a decision made by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, county voters will decide on a marijuana business tax measure that will appear on the upcoming June ballot. [Cal Coast Times] Though the county has... (Continue reading)

SLO County Jail inmate attacks guard

A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate attacked a guard on Tuesday and broke both his nose and orbital bone, according to the county sheriff’s office. [Cal Coast Times] At about 12:30 p.m., 27-year-old Joseph Allen Baker, of Nipomo, charged... (Continue reading)

SLO High school student arrested for alleged hate crimes

San Luis Obispo police arrested a SLO High School student last week who allegedly bullied, threatened and engaged in a physical altercation with an autistic and possibly non-heterosexual student. The suspect in the case is charged with a hate crime.... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes District generates $243 million a year for SLO County

An economic impact report prepared by a South Lake Tahoe-based consulting firm found that, between July 2016 and Sept. 2017, the Oceano Dunes District within California’s state parks system generated a total of $243 million for the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

One person killed, others injured in Santa Margarita crash

One person was killed and several others were injured when a vehicle carrying seven people crashed in the Santa Margarita area Tuesday morning. [KSBY] The single-vehicle crash occurred near Bitterwater road and Highway 58. Occupants of the vehicle were transported... (Continue reading)

Another drug dealer escapes from Lompoc federal prison

An inmate serving time for distribution of possession of methamphetamine walked away from the minimum security Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc on Sunday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 1 p.m., prison guards discovered... (Continue reading)

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