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Former Morro Bay Mayor Bill Yates dies at 66

Former Morro Bay Mayor Bill Yates died Wednesday following a battle with lung cancer. He was 66. Yates, a former businessman and yachtsman, served four terms as mayor from 1992 to 2012. He was unseated by Jamie Irons in 2012.... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay staff accused of suppressing business competition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Antique shop owner Jeffrey Specht and his staff spent months clearing out, cleaning and painting a shop so he could open a business in Morro Bay. But city staff refused to grant him the operating permits for... (Continue reading)

Mayor and council race heating up in Morro Bay

Morro Bay’s qualifying period for mayoral candidates has ended with two candidates vying for the office, incumbent mayor Jamie Irons and former council woman Carla Wixom, then known as Carla Borchard. Irons and Wixom were contestants in the 2012 race... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay pays $20,000 to settle taser case

Morro Bay agreed to pay $20,000 to a man who police officers pepper sprayed and repeatedly tasered during an arrest at the Fuel Dock Saloon in 2012. [NewTimes] Officers initially charged Brian Lopez Martinez, 23, with public intoxication, resisting arrest,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay blast deemed firework-like device

A blast that prompted a series of 911 calls in Morro Bay Sunday night was caused by a high-powered, improvised firework device, according to the Morro Bay Police Department. [Tribune] The illegal device sounded around 10:07 p.m. Sunday and created... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officials shut down business competitors of council members

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about allegations of abuse of power and selective enforcement of laws in Morro Bay. Several videos, showing police and planning staff interacting with people who have business interests... (Continue reading)

Explosion reported at Morro Bay Power Plant

The Morro Bay Police Department received several reports of an explosion at the recently closed Morro Bay Power Plant Sunday night. [KSBY] Individuals reported hearing an explosion and seeing a flash and smoke near the front of the power plant... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay mayor running for reelection

Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons announced Thursday that he is running for reelection. Irons became mayor in late 2012 after securing a majority of the vote in the June primary. Less than one year into his term, though, Irons faced... (Continue reading)

Cake thief identified through Facebook

A Morro Bay man who snatched a chocolate cake from the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo was identified after the restaurant personnel placed a video of the theft on Facebook. A Facebook user identified the cake thief as Shea... (Continue reading)

Man killed in Cayucos collision identified

The man who was found dead in a car he crashed into a Cayucos home last weekend has been identified as former Morro Bay realtor John Detomaso. Detomso, 79, from Cayucos crashed into the home on Hacienda Drive, east of... (Continue reading)



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