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KCOY anchor’s daughter contracts Enterovirus D68

The daughter of KCOY anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Santa Barbara County this week. Alana Ochoa, 15, is a junior at Santa Barbara High School. After having trouble breathing, she sought medical help.... (Continue reading)

Three city sting nets 37 johns and prostitutes

Police officers from Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo conducted a three day joint sting on prostitution this week that resulted in the arrests of 37 johns and prostitutes. Both male and female undercover officers were used in... (Continue reading)

Nipomo CSD grants water to development despite city protests

The Nipomo Community Services District board gave initial approval Wednesday to a request for water service at proposed housing development on the Nipomo Mesa. [Tribune] The CSD board voted 4-0, with board member Jim Harrison absent, to grant initial approval... (Continue reading)

California breaks out Ebola hotline

The California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it has created an Ebola hotline and call center to ease public concern about the disease. [Mercury News] Since an outbreak of Ebola was reported in Africa in May, there have... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man jailed for assault on a stranger

With one punch early Friday morning, a 21-year-old Atascadero man broke another 21-year-old’s jaw and eye socket in downtown San Luis Obispo. Atascadero resident Joshua Bradshaw was walking with friends near Monterey and Chorro streets around 1 a.m. Friday, when... (Continue reading)

California healthcare service cancelling undocumented residents

Covered California, the state health exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act, is threatening to terminate the insurance plans of more than 10,000 enrollees who have yet to verify their immigration status. [KEYT] If the enrollees in question do... (Continue reading)

Can sex industry proceeds land a California water district seat?

The original owner of the domain name sex.com is spending at a record pace to grab a government post in Silicon Valley. [Mercury News] Palo Alto resident Gary Kremen, who sold the sex.com domain in 2006 for $15 million, is... (Continue reading)

‘Ten Commandments’ sphinx rises from Guadalupe dunes

The body of a sphinx has risen from beneath the sand at the Guadalupe Dunes nearly 100 years after it served as part of the set in Cecil B. Demille’s classic film, “The Ten Commandments.” [LA Times] In preparation for... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield responds to attack by Caren Ray

A columnist from Bakersfield wrote an editorial Tuesday on the “slugfest” between San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor candidates Caren Ray and Lynn Compton and Ray’s negative comments about Bakersfield. At a recent debate and on the Dave Congalton... (Continue reading)

Friends perform CPR, help save man in SLO

A man collapsed and stopped breathing in San Luis Obispo Monday afternoon, but friends of the victim performed CPR and helped resuscitate him. The victim, who is unidentified due to HIPAA rules, collapsed while walking with family friends in the... (Continue reading)



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