Articles Tagged With ‘Arroyo Grande’




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Arroyo Grande council adopts contested letter writing rules

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On a 3-2 vote, the Arroyo Grande City Council adopted a resolution requiring council members to inform one another when they author letters using city resources. Critics have said the rule violates the First Amendment. Council members must now copy... (Continue reading)

Times Press-Recorder announces closure

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After 129 years, the Times Press-Recorder plans to print its last paper on Friday. In 2008, the paper shut down its Arroyo Grande office and went from two days a week to one day a week. The paper covered the... (Continue reading)

AG council considers speech restraint

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A verbal joust over the limits of individual free speech looms Tuesday when the Arroyo Grande City Council meets at 6 p.m. A recent request by one council member to place on a future agenda a discussion... (Continue reading)

Jared Springer gets a new prom

Jared Springer

An Arroyo Grande High School student who is battling a brain tumor has become a local celebrity after being kept out of his senior prom by the Lucia Mar school district. The community is now organizing a replacement prom for... (Continue reading)

Fake check spurs South County police chase

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A man accused of cashing a fictitious tax refund check fled police in a motorhome Monday evening. Officers arrested the man after surrounding his RV with guns drawn in an Arroyo Grande parking lot. [KSBY] Richard Joseph Sams allegedly tried... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bars teen with brain tumor from going to prom

Jared Springer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A high school senior who is battling a brain tumor and recovering from a broken hip managed to score a date, as well as a black tuxedo with a pink tie, for the Arroyo Grande High School... (Continue reading)

AG City officials tussle in escalating fight over grocery store

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  By KAREN VELIE While the former space of Arroyo Grande’s only full-service grocery store remains empty, city officials are tussling over what should be done. In late October, as part of a bankruptcy, Haggen Food and Pharmacy shuttered its... (Continue reading)

Lenny Jones sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison

Lenny Jones

Former Arroyo Grande citizen of the year Lenny Jones received a prison sentence of 14 years and eight months on Tuesday. Jones, 65, pleaded no contest last month to several child molestation charges. In Jan. 2015, the Arroyo Grande Chamber... (Continue reading)

District 3 Supervisors debate drug testing, oil and taxes

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Two San Luis Obispo Supervisor candidates said they would take a drug test if asked, while the third said he was opposed to drug testing because of privacy reasons, during a debate Thursday at the South County Regional Center in... (Continue reading)

Local nonprofits plagued by financial irregularities

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two politically-connected nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County have broken federal or state laws, failed to report revenue and refused to comply with financial disclosure rules. The president and founder of one of the... (Continue reading)



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