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Santa Margarita fire burns more than 500 acres

A rapidly moving fire off Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita has grown to more than 500 acres. The evacuation zone has been expanded to include the area of Huer Huero Road to Highway 58... (Continue reading)

Atascadero cyclist wins race from Canada to Mexico

An Atascadero man emerged victorious in a rough-terrain cycling race from Canada to a Mexican border town in New Mexico. Brian Lucido, 41, finished first on Saturday in the 2017 Tour Divide, an approximately 2,750... (Continue reading)

Hill Fire near Santa Margarita scorches more than 100 acres

A fire that started Monday afternoon east of Santa Margarita has burned over 100 acres. Cal Fire is fighting the fire from the air and the ground. The fire is burning grass and oak woodlands.... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” can take effect, albeit with exceptions allowing some individuals from targeted countries to enter the United States. [USA Today] Monday’s ruling states Trump may... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man dies in Nipomo house fire

A 61-year-old Thomas Edward Gingell of Arroyo Grande man died in a Nipomo house fire Sunday morning. Around 7:30 a.m., a fire broke out at a house located at 1885 Pomeroy Road. The fire significantly... (Continue reading)

Father buries stranger’s body following coroner mishap

The Orange County Coroner’s Office called an 83-year-old man in May and mistakenly told him his son had died. The coroner’s office informed the man his son had been identified through his fingerprints. [Orange County... (Continue reading)

The public union negotiation trap

OPINION by MIKE BROWN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ recent ratification of several expensive employee labor contracts reminds us that the process is devastating for the taxpayers and the public interest. The... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man drowns off Avila Beach

Rescue personnel were unable to find the body of a 35-year-old man Arroyo Grande man who  drowned while fishing three miles off the coast of Port San Luis on Friday afternoon. Shortly before noon, Nicholas... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Lynn Compton announces re-election campaign

San Luis Obispo County 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton announced plans to run for a second term on Friday, a sign that the 2018 campaign season is under way. “We need government to work for... (Continue reading)

Tanker truck crashes in route to Phillips 66 oil refinery

A tanker-truck hauling 5,200 gallons of crude oil crashed near Highway 1 in Nipomo Friday evening causing a small leak. Approximately five gallons of oil leaked from the truck. The tanker truck was in route... (Continue reading)

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