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Carrari family feud – The Christmas morning home invasion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about winemaker Joe Carrari, his family’s attempts to have him found incompetent, battles over a $50 million estate, accusations of murder and a home invasion... (Continue reading)

Heavy rains headed to the Central Coast

San Luis Obispo County is expected to received four to eight inches of rain between Tuesday and Thursday, and similar totals are predicted in Santa Barbara County, prompting fresh evacuation warnings. [Cal Coast Times] PG&E’s John Lindsey stated in a... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson blames health department for Andrew Holland’s death

In response to an outcry triggered by the release of the video showing a mentally ill man’s gruesome death in the San Luis Obispo County Jail, Sheriff Ian Parkinson issued a statement saying the sheriff’s office did not break any... (Continue reading)

Protesters rally over torture death at the SLO County Jail

Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday afternoon outside the San Luis Obispo courthouse seeking the resignation of Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow. The rally follows the release of a video that confirmed earlier CalCoastNews reports regarding the death... (Continue reading)

Who is buying Jimmy Paulding?

OPINION by GEORGE STRICKLIN Beginning March 6th, and running up to the June primary, candidates are required to file FPPC reports notifying the public of large political donations of $1000 or more given to a candidate. Such donations must be... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune releases jail torture video, fails to credit earlier reporting

A stunning video documenting how Andrew Holland was strapped in a restraint chair at the San Luis Obispo County Jail for more than 46 hours, and how he died while sheriff deputies laugh in the background, was released Friday by... (Continue reading)

22 clubbed cats found near Santa Margarita

Authorities found 22 dead cats dumped on the side of a remote road east of Santa Margarita in the Los Padres National Forest earlier this month, according to San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. [Cal Coast Times] Animal Services workers... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputies arrest 9, seeking 5 other in large drug bust

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced a large drug bust — valued at about $1.5 million — as well as the breakup of a methamphetamine and heroin ring in San Luis Obispo County. Parkinson said the drug ring... (Continue reading)

Howell and other Coastal Commissioners facing huge fines

Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell could face multiple fines of up to $30,000 each if a San Diego judge rules against him in a California Coastal Commission conflict of interest case. In all, millions of dollars of fines could be... (Continue reading)

SLO County to provide fire protection for Cayucos

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to provide fire protection services to Cayucos at a cost of nearly $1 million a year if the community’s fire district dissolves, as planned. Additionally, the board of... (Continue reading)

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