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Should all illegal immigrants receive free health care?


Of California’s 58 counties, only 10, including San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, do not provide undocumented juveniles state funded health coverage. In June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget that funds healthcare for such children. [LATimes] Polls... (Continue reading)

California high school students arrested in shooting plot


Deputies arrested four Tuolumne County high school students for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday. [Reuters] The students were allegedly planning to shoot and kill faculty members and... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown signs Diablo Canyon bill

Katcho Achadjian

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 361 which provides continued funding for two Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant oversight bodies. AB 361 was authored by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) and coauthored by Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel)... (Continue reading)

Woman assaulted during violent home invasion

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Police are looking for at least two men who violently assaulted a Santa Maria woman during a Friday afternoon home invasion. [KCOY] Shortly before noon, the suspects allegedly entered a home on the 700 block of Lincoln Street. Two intruders... (Continue reading)

Sex ed to be mandatory in California high schools

Gov. Jerry Brown

California Gov.Jerry Brown signed a pair of bills Thursday that will require high school students in the state to take sex education courses and to learn that “yes means yes.” [Sac Bee] Most California school districts currently offer sexual education... (Continue reading)

Scammed Atascadero grandfather gets $55,000 back

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An 84-year-old Atascadero man who lost $55,000 to a grandfather scam got his money back with the help of a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detective. On July 2, a man claiming to be an attorney representing the victim’s grandson... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara DA charges Paula Lopez

Paula Lopez

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has charged longtime local news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa with six misdemeanors for an incident last month in which she allegedly drove under the influence and assaulted two officers. Ochoa, 50, has long... (Continue reading)

Arsonists set fire to California Planned Parenthood


Arsonists used gasoline to set fire to a Thousand Oaks Planned Parenthood office Wednesday night, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. [LA Times] At about 11:30 p.m., a fire alarm sounded at the Planned Parenthood office in the 1200... (Continue reading)

Man who stabbed pregnant girlfriend on trial in SLO

Brian Michael Rodriguez

An attorney defending a Lompoc man who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend argued in an opening statement that his client could not have committed attempted murder because he was in an alcohol-induced blackout. [Tribune] Brian Michael Rodriguez, 26, stabbed his pregnant... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of soliciting prostitute, SLO DA announces

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The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office is announcing the conviction of a 27-year-old man who solicited prostitution. On Tuesday, a San Luis Obispo jury convicted Yonas Yohannes of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Yohannes was fined, placed on probation... (Continue reading)

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