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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)

Reverse homeless experiment in San Luis Obispo

Rich Ferguson conducted a social experiment in giving and human behavior in downtown San Luis Obispo. Interestingly, it seemed that those who had the least to give were the ones that gave, while the general public ignored the man’s attempts... (Continue reading)

Sex toy pops up at Santa Barbara City Council

A Santa Barbara candy shop owner delivered a surprise at a council meeting on Tuesday, but he did not gift city officials with any sweets. [KEYT] John Webby, the owner of Webby’s Candy Company, used rubber gloves to pull a... (Continue reading)

Who would set fire to a homeless man?

Ventura police are searching for three men who attempted to burn alive a homeless man, but were thwarted by the efforts of a good Samaritan. [NBC LA] Police say that 58-year-old John Frazier was sleeping near the San Buenaventura State... (Continue reading)

Homeless issues plague San Luis Obispo

OPINION BY COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER Now in the seventh year of SLO County’s “10 year plan to end homelessness,” it can hardly be labeled as successful with more homeless residents in our community than ever before. The continuum care approach... (Continue reading)

State-of-the-art homeless shelter on the way to SLO

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) is ready to seek regulatory approval for construction of its long-awaited homeless services center that is supposed to be a one-stop shop for San Luis Obispo County’s impoverished residents. On Wednesday,... (Continue reading)



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