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Man’s body found in Morro Bay waters

Kayaks stuck in Morro Bay Estuary

A man in his 50s was pronounced dead Saturday morning after his body was found in the water near Morro Rock. Morro Bay police said the death does not appear to be suspicious. Shortly before 9 a.m., Morro Bay police... (Continue reading)

Man suspected of killing relative in Morro Bay

crime scene

A 23-year-old man is in jail for allegedly killing a 59-year-old Morro Bay man. The suspect and victim are believed to be related, according to the Morro Bay Police Department. Shortly before 6 a.m., the a California Highway Patrol officer... (Continue reading)

One Nipomo robbery suspect arrested, one on the loose

Reed Hoffman, left, and Matthew Edward Martinez, right

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested one of two suspects accused of involvement in the robbery of a Nipomo Chevron station last month. Detectives are requesting help from the public with their search for the at large suspect.... (Continue reading)

SLO High arson suspects were angry with teacher

Michael Benadiba, Jacob Ruth and Cameron Bratcher

The three San Luis Obispo High School arson suspects confessed to setting the school’s computer lab on fire because they were angry with a former teacher, police say. [KSBY] Jacob Ruth, 19, is a recent graduate of SLO High, while... (Continue reading)

SLO High grads arrested for burning computer lab

Jacob Ruth, Cameron Bratcher and Michael Benadiba

Correction: All three suspects attended San Luis Obispo High, but only Jacob Ruth graduated from the school. Following an overnight fire that destroyed the San Luis Obispo High School computer lab, police officers arrested three recent graduates of the school... (Continue reading)

Brothers get vastly different sentences for Nipomo beating

Javier Chang

San Luis Obispo County Judge John Trice recently sentenced two brothers who were convicted of a gang-related beating in Nipomo. One brother received nine years in prison, while the other received five years of probation. [Tribune] It was the brother... (Continue reading)

SLO High computer lab goes up in flames

A fire that has been deemed suspicious broke out in a San Luis Obispo High School computer lab overnight. San Luis Obispo firefighters responded to the blaze early Thursday morning and aggressively attacked the fire. Firefighters kept the fire contained... (Continue reading)

SLO supervisors decline pay raises

Supervisor Lynn Compton

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors dashed any immediate hopes of higher wages in a 3-2 vote on Tuesday with supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill dissenting. County staff recommended the supervisors approve a 3.5 percent pay raise... (Continue reading)

County supervisors double ‘affordable housing’ fees

slo county sign

A divided San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to double in-lieu fees that developers must pay when they build homes that are not considered “affordable housing.” Supervisors Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and Frank Mecham voted for the... (Continue reading)

Wild Atascadero chase ends with aid from thermal imaging

Dale Burr

After fa suspect evaded capture and ran up a hillside, authorities used a thermal imaging device to spot a suspect hiding inside the attic of an Atascadero home. The man had led police on a wild chase in which he... (Continue reading)



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