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ICE arrests Santa Maria woman following release from jail

A former Santa Maria daycare provider who was accused of torturing young children received a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday, but was then freed from custody because of credits she accumulated for time spent in jail and good behavior. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Los Osos director’s Facebook claims, fact check

By KAREN VELIE In a 4-1 vote with Director Chuck Cesena dissenting, the Los Osos Community Services District voted on Thursday evening to increase the pay of its general manager by 23 percent. An increase in pay one district board... (Continue reading)

Los Osos manager in line for 23 percent raise

Less than three months after a 65 percent water rate increase went into effect, the Los Osos Community Services District is planning to approve a 23 percent raise for its general manager. [Cal Coast Times] In Oct. 2016, the board... (Continue reading)

Marijuana billboards on Highway 101 banned, media fact check

A recent Tribune editorial claims that state legislators are currently considering a ban on marijuana billboards on state highways; and if passed, the pot billboards on Highway 101 would need to come down. Contrary to the Tribune’s reporting, state law... (Continue reading)

CHP escorting man killed in Las Vegas to Grover Beach

A group of California Highway Patrol officers are escorting a hearse carrying the body of Derrick “Bo” Taylor, who died Sunday at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, to a Grover Beach mortuary. Taylor leaves behind two adult sons, Greg... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 can bring back oil-by-rail proposal

Phillips 66 reached an agreement with San Luis Obispo County on Monday that will remove a sensitive habitat designation from the company’s Nipomo Mesa property. [Cal Coast Times] Phillips 66, in exchange, has agreed to drop its challenge to the... (Continue reading)

Cambria board seeking health care benefits

Acting on a proposal made by two of its own, the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors may award itself health insurance plans. [Cal Coast Times] The plans would come at an estimated cost to the district of between... (Continue reading)

Driver leads officers on chase from Nipomo to Templeton

A 25-year-old Apple Valley man, who was allegedly transporting methamphetamine and a loaded short-barreled rifle, led authorities on a chase from Nipomo to Templeton Monday night. [KSBY] The chase began shortly before 11 p.m. when San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Former Paso Robles football coach blasts school board

Paso Robles High School’s former head football coach, Rich Schimke, who was the first of two Bearcat coaches to be ousted over the last year, spoke out at a school board meeting Tuesday, in which he chastised district officials for... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff hires full-time coroner to replace embattled examiner

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has replaced its embattled medical examiner with a full-time forensic pathologist who is moving to the Central Coast. Over the last couple years, former SLO County medical examiner Gary Walter came under scrutiny... (Continue reading)



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