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Cambria considering reversing irrigation ban

The Cambria Community Services Board of Directors is considering reversing a policy implemented earlier this year that prohibits residents from using district water for domestic irrigation purposes. [Tribune] The board will decide Thursday whether or not to lift the ban,... (Continue reading)

Thief nabs clothes from downtown SLO store

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a woman caught on camera stealing clothing on Tuesday from a woman’s apparel store in downtown San Luis Obispo. [KSBY] A woman allegedly walked into Ambiance in the 700 block of Higuera Street,... (Continue reading)

Al Moriarty ordered to pay $10 million in restitution

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered former Grover Beach financier Al Moriarty to pay $10,209,301 in restitution for securities fraud and embezzlement. In August, the 81-year old pleaded no contest to fraud and embezzlement charges... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police chief to double-dip into taxpayer funds

Grover Beach Police Chief Jim Copsey will soon receive a salary and pension simultaneously following a decision by the city council to employ him as interim chief after he retires later this month. Copsey is set to retire on Dec.... (Continue reading)

Man killed in Cambria crash identified

The California Highway Patrol has identified a man who died in a single-car crash in Cambria on Monday as 84-year-old Walter William Glaser. Glaser was driving on Orville Place near Orville Avenue when his vehicle drifted off the road and... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors give themselves raises

The San Luis Obispo County supervisors granted themselves a 5 percent pay raise on Tuesday, increasing their annual salaries by about $4,000 annually. The board of supervisors approved the raises on a 4-1 vote with Supervisor Debbie Arnold dissenting. Arnold... (Continue reading)

Large boulder wreaks havoc on Highway 101

A large boulder fell on Highway 101 at the bottom of the Cuesta Grade causing several accidents and traffic backups in both the north and southbound lanes. Shortly after 10 p.m., the boulder, about 5 feet by 5 feet across,... (Continue reading)

Dumb crook of the week over-shops at Paso Robles WalMart

An Atascadero man went on a free-of-charge shopping spree at the Paso Robles WalMart, but failed to fit his overload into the getaway vehicle. Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, the suspect entered WalMart and walked directly to the electronics section.... (Continue reading)

SLO 13-year-old earns $25,000 on Shark Tank

A 13-year-old San Luis Obispo entrepreneur pitched her company on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank show, which aired Friday night, and came away with a $25,000 investment and the praise of a demanding investor. [Inc.] Andrea Cao started a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman convicted of second-degree murder

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted an alleged jealous lover of second-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend. [Tribune] Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo of Paso Robles faced a first-degree murder charge, but the jury opted to convict her... (Continue reading)



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