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Nipomo marijuana dispensary shot down

Medical marijauna

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday against a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo. Supervisors Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold and Frank Mecham voted against the facility primarily because of crime and traffic... (Continue reading)

Parkinson wants a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo

Ian Parkinson

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is calling for the county to open a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo. [KCOY] On Tuesday night, Parkinson hosted a town hall meeting in Nipomo, where residents raised numerous concerns about crime and public... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrant a no-show in court

Francisco Javier Chavez

An illegal immigrant whom the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recently let out of jail did not appear Thursday at his first court appearance for the alleged near-fatal beating of a 2-year-old girl. Francisco Chavez, 27, is accused of... (Continue reading)

Man acquitted of sexual assault sues SLO County


A South County man spent almost two years in county jail, where he lost two teeth, after sheriff’s detectives and prosecutors falsely accused him of sexually assaulting two teenagers, according to a lawsuit filed last week in San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

SLO County Jail procedures deemed unconstitutional


By STEW JENKINS California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling barring a county jail from requiring glass partitions between inmates and lawyers, a more than 40 year practice of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. In... (Continue reading)

Parkinson’s naval vessel now operational

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson has unveiled his 27-foot Defender Class boat that will allow sheriff’s personnel to step up their battle against drug smugglers frequenting local shores. Parkinson showed off the approximately $350,000 boat on Tuesday near... (Continue reading)

Jail population plummets, sheriff budget increases

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Jail inmate numbers in San Luis Obispo County have dropped by more than 25 percent since last year following initial implementation of Prop. 47, but San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s spending continues... (Continue reading)

Father, son both die in SLO County Jail

BY JOSH FRIEDMAN A Morro Bay man who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail over the weekend passed away in the same location his son died 14 years ago. On Sunday morning, 63-year-old Morro Bay resident David Osborn Sr.... (Continue reading)

County officials dispute release of murderer to SLO

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow are appealing the release of a convicted murdered to San Luis Obispo, arguing that they were not provided as much time as legally required to prepare for the... (Continue reading)

KSBY political ad chopped, but participants still feeling the heat

UPDATE: The South County Advisory Council Chair Sandra Caughell responded with the following comment: “The concern was the reference to South County Advisory Council in Ms. Ray’s campaign ad. We as a council do not endorse any candidates for office... (Continue reading)

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