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California city to pay $4.9 million for killing of homeless man

Kelly Thomas in the hospital

The city of Fullerton has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a homeless man whom police beat to death in July 2011. [Reuters] Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man with... (Continue reading)

Two kids stuck by a needle in Morro Bay creek


Two children were pricked by a needle on Saturday while playing in a Morro Bay Creek that is frequented by the local homeless population. It is not yet clear whether the kids contracted anything from the needle. During soccer games... (Continue reading)

Inmate who robbed Morro Bay Motel 6 caught in Oregon

Joshua Lee Drinnon

A 40-day, cross-country manhunt for an inmate who robbed Motel 6 in Morro Bay ended Monday at a homeless services center in Oregon. Joshua Lee Drinnon, 36, escaped captivity on Sept. 2 and disappeared into an Illinois cornfield. Drinnon, who... (Continue reading)

3 males brutalize homeless man in Santa Maria

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One teen and two men from Santa Maria were arrested Saturday after they allegedly beat and robbed a homeless man. Shortly after 7 p.m., Santa Maria police responded to reports of a an assault at the1700 block of North Broadway... (Continue reading)

Fire sparks in SLO yard with possible homeless camp


The San Luis Obispo Fire Department in investigating a fire that broke out in the yard of an abandoned house where a homeless camp may have been erected. [KSBY] The fire stated just after 12:45 p.m. Thursday in the front... (Continue reading)

A twisted road into the hands of a child rape suspect

Dee Torres-Hill speaking on behalf of CAPSLO.

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editor’s Note: This is part two in a three-part series on how three children were taken from their parents and placed in a home with a man now accused of sexual assault. Find part... (Continue reading)

Exclusive: County put children into hands of man accused of rape

The Carroll family before the court terminated Richard and Elizabeth Carroll's parental rights.

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editors Note: This is first in a three-part series on how three children were taken from their parents and placed in the home of a man now accused of sexual assault. A child allegedly... (Continue reading)

Bill prohibits retaliation against homeless sleeping in cars

A bill that would protect homeless people sleeping in their cars from harassment, removal from their vehicles and civil and criminal penalties in California made a key step forward on Monday. Assembly Bill 718, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Kansen Chu... (Continue reading)

Homeless living in Santa Maria storage units

Homeless people have moved into multiple storage units in Santa Maria creating safety, theft and trespassing issues. [KEYT] In some cases, the occupants rented the units before moving in. And while some of the tenants claim they have paid their... (Continue reading)

LAPD officers shoot and kill homeless man

Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man on Sunday afternoon while being filmed by an onlooker. [Los Angeles Times] The man, whom witnesses called “Africa,” was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two officers were treated for minor injuries.... (Continue reading)

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