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Grover Beach science center closes after employee arrested for embezzlement

A Grover Beach nonprofit has opted to temporarily close its science center after police arrested a former employee for forging checks and embezzling funds. [Tribune] Arroyo Grande resident Stacy Halvorsen, 40, is accused of forging two checks — one for... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande commissioner accused of conflict of interest

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The lead architect of a proposed housing development in Arroyo Grande is a member of the city’s planning commission, a scenario, critics allege, that creates an ethical conflict of interest. Randy Russom, an architect with RRM Design,... (Continue reading)

Lompoc City Council loosens sex offender regulations

In response to a lawsuit filed by an Arroyo Grande man regarding Lompoc’s regulations about where sex offenders can visit and live, the Lompoc City Council voted Tuesday to suspend enforcing residential limits and to revise laws on where sex... (Continue reading)

Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are running for various political offices may have “questionable” ethics. I say this because a simple... (Continue reading)

New candidate running for Arroyo Grande council

Longtime Arroyo Grande resident Barbara Harmon announced this week that she is running for a city council seat. Harmon has lived in Arroyo Grande for nearly 30 years and has served on the city’s architectural review committee since December 2013.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man sentenced in embezzlement case

An Arroyo Grande man was sentenced on Thursday to three years in state prison for stealing $113,000 from the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Union. [Independent] A 20-year-veteran of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Robert Perez was elected by the... (Continue reading)

Police dispute that Ray is a target

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Caren Ray contends a pellet or BB shot through her window was done purposely by someone standing in her small private front yard, an allegation police say the evidence does not support.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande could become charter city

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place an initiative on the November ballot that will allow voters to make Arroyo Grande a charter city. [Tribune] Becoming a charter city allow Arroyo Grande officials to draft their own... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested for sexual assault

Officers arrested an Arroyo Grande man Sunday on charges of sexual assault and sodomy after a 12-hour standoff in Curry County Oregon. On Saturday evening at about 11 p.m., officers went to a home off U.S. Highway 101 where Lorenzo... (Continue reading)

Newspaper delivery driver robs Arroyo Grande home

A newspaper delivery driver was arrested for robbing the home of an Arroyo Grande woman while she was on vacation, just days after she informed the local news paper she would be out of town. [SLO New Times] In January,... (Continue reading)



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