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Morro Bay attorney sentenced for grand theft

John Patrick Fennacy

A former attorney and Morro Bay planning commissioner was sentence Monday to 240 days in jail. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, pleaded no contest last year in a grand theft case involving elderly clients. [KSBY] Prosecutors initially alleged Fennacy embezzled at... (Continue reading)

Former wrestler faked mountain lion attack

Mountain-Lion

A San Luis Obispo man who claimed in a television interview that he snapped the neck of a mountain lion has admitted to fabricating the story. [KSBY] Robin Olson said in a KSBY interview that a mountain lion attacked him... (Continue reading)

CSU faculty preparing for strike

CSU Faculty

The California State University faculty union is planning a five-day strike in April. The possible strike is scheduled for a period that overlaps the Cal Poly Open House. Union representatives are demanding a 5 percent salary hike for CSU faculty... (Continue reading)

Depressed man suspected of torching Los Osos home

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A depressed man is suspected of starting a fire in Los Osos on Monday afternoon that completely destroyed his home and seriously burned him. [KSBY] In the early afternoon, the family of Mark Hannah, 47, asked the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles residents displaced by apartment fire

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Improperly discarded smoking materials caused a fire in Paso Robles Saturday that displaced the residents of eight apartment units, according to the city’s department of emergency services. Around 2:22 p.m., Paso Robles firefighters responded to a blaze at an eight-unit... (Continue reading)

SLO man breaks mountain lion’s neck. Or does he?

Mountain-Lion

UPDATE:  Mountain lion attack story determined to be a hoax “Robin Olson of San Luis Obispo claimed he was attacked by a mountain lion Saturday afternoon while hiking in Prefumo Canyon. Upon further investigation, his claim has been determined to... (Continue reading)

Body of missing man found in Morro Bay

Avery Danley

Morro Bay police found the body of 21-year-old Avery Danley who had been missing for about two weeks Sunday morning in the back bay near Los Osos. [KSBY] Danley had been living on a sailboat in the Morro Bay Harbor.... (Continue reading)

2 stabbed, 8 arrested in Santa Maria

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In two separate altercations Saturday in Santa Maria, eight people were arrested and two ended up in the hospital. Shortly before 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to an altercation on the 600 block of East Tunnell Street. Police arrived to... (Continue reading)

California overpaid employees more than $700,000

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California overpaid at least $700,000 to state employees last month. And now the state wants the money back. Approximately 20,000 state employees got too much money in their paychecks. The state paid employees from $37 to $101 in January for... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria farms laying off 878 workers

Strawberry farm

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra2theSea Some strawberry fields are not forever. El Dorado Berry Farms, a family owned and operated farming company which has grown its own strawberries and raspberries in California for more than eight years, permanently closed... (Continue reading)



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