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Caren Ray to launch political comeback

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Former San Luis Obispo County supervisor Caren Ray is attempting to launch a political comeback. Ray announced Wednesday that she is vying to reclaim a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Ray, a Santa Maria High School teacher, served... (Continue reading)

Former police chief’s son suspected of counterfeiting, burglary

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police caught a break in a counterfeiting case when officers recognized a man videotaped passing a counterfeit bill at a CVS Pharmacy as the son of former chief of police Lisa Solomon... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

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By KAREN VELIE The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule. Of... (Continue reading)

Mother finds her 6-year-old girl with 44-year-old man

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A Paso Robles woman found a 44-year-old man taking lewd photographs of her 6-year-old daughter last week. Police say it was not the first time the man engaged in a lewd act with the child. At about 10:55 p.m. on... (Continue reading)

Detectives discover 4,111 marijuana plants at Nipomo property

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s narcotics unit found 4,111 marijuana plants while searching a property in Nipomo Tuesday. Detectives arrested two men but failed to catch three others who ran away. At about 9 a.m., the narcotics unit served... (Continue reading)

Lands Commission approves new lease for Diablo Canyon

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The three-member California State Lands Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new lease for the cooling system at Diablo Canyon power plant. The decision will likely allow PG&E to keep operating the nuclear power plant until 2025. Last week,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager terminated

Arroyo Grande City Manager Dianne Thompson

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to fire its General Manager Dianne Thompson, who the council placed on paid administrative leave last week. Thompson will receive six months severance pay, or approximately $115,000. While the council did not... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo woman killed in crash

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A 39-year-old San Luis Obispo woman was killed Tuesday morning in an accident on Highway 101 near the Wellsona Road truck stop north of Paso Robles, according to the CHP. Shortly before 5 a.m., 44-year-old Nathan Martin of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Man fleeing DUI checkpoint opens fire on 10 deputies

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A Southern California man opened fire at 10 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while fleeing a DUI checkpoint. The suspect shot and wounded two of the deputies. [LA Daily News] On Thursday, a motorcycle deputy pulled over Burbank resident Juan... (Continue reading)

California Lands Commission set to rule on Diablo Canyon leases

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The California Lands Commission is expected to rule Tuesday on whether or not to extend tidelands leases for PG&E’s cooling system at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. If the Lands Commission were to deny PG&E’s request to extend the leases,... (Continue reading)



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