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Woman driving high and on a flat sparks California wildfires

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A woman driving under the influence of drugs sparked several fires in Northern California Sunday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.  The fires burned about 450 acres of vegetation in Calaveras County, as well as the woman’s vehicle. CHP officers arrested... (Continue reading)

Woman found dead in Atascadero home

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A 49-year-old woman was found dead inside an Atascadero home over the weekend. Police are saying the death is suspicious, but they are not searching for any suspects. [Tribune] Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, a neighbor reported finding the body inside... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapes from Camp San Luis

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An inmate fighting the Chimney Fire escaped Monday morning from Camp San Luis prompting Cuesta College police to send an emergency alert out to students. At about 5 a.m., the California Department of Corrections inmate escaped from “secured housing.” The... (Continue reading)

Warde remembers New Times’ Steve Moss

Stacey Warde

Opinion by Stacey Warde, publisher of the Rogue Voice I worked at New Times as managing editor at the turn of the century, not long after 9/11, when the alternative weekly wasn’t yet 20 years old. Recently, I received an... (Continue reading)

18 SLO County contractors busted

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In a local sting operation, the Contractors State License Board cited 18 San Luis Obispo County contractors for operating without a license and 17 for illegal advertising. On Aug. 17 and 18, undercover investigators set up a sting operation at... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested in fatal hit and run

Zachary David Diaz

Police arrested an Arroyo Grande man Sunday morning for allegedly driving into two people, and then fleeing the scene. One of the pedestrians died and the other is in critical condition. Shortly before 10 p.m., a dark colored sedan with... (Continue reading)

Police searching for suspect in Atascadero Walgreens robbery

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A man wielding a handgun robbed the Atascadero Walgreens late Thursday evening. Shortly before midnight, while several other people were checking out, a man wearing a black sweatshirt pointed a gun at a store clerk and demanded cash. The clerk... (Continue reading)

Mexican nationals tied to pot grow on Cuesta Grade

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They divert water from our creeks, they are often armed and they apply toxic chemicals to their marijuana crops endangering the environment and the public. Illegal marijuana growers utilizing dangerous chemicals and violating environmental regulations have planted crops throughout San... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

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By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande shooting suspect identified

Christopher William Allen

The carjacking suspect shot by Arroyo Grande Police Sergeant Shane Day has been identified as Christopher William Allen, 46. Officers describe Allen as a 6 foot 4 inches tall, 247 pound, white male, from out of the area. Shortly after... (Continue reading)



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