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K9 sniffs contraband in Nipomo man’s truck

Allen Michael Thompson

With the help of a K9, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies found a stolen pistol, heroin, methamphetamine and counterfeit cash in a Nipomo man’s pickup truck. Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies saw a driver on Highway 101 whom they... (Continue reading)

Man flees with handcuff on his wrist in Nipomo

Damon Ramos

A Santa Maria man ran away from California Highway Patrol officers while he had a handcuff around his wrist, prompting an hours-long search in Nipomo. [KSBY] On Thursday morning, the CHP received a call about a possibly abandoned vehicle on... (Continue reading)

Laetitia winery plan to build 101 homes facing opposition

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The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission is reviewing a proposal to construct 101 homes at the Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in South County, which is drawing opposition from both members of the public and county planners. [Tribune] Public speakers... (Continue reading)

Rail spur impacts outweigh any benefits

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OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN and TOM RYAN Who doesn’t like the sound of a train whistle in the distance, or standing by and waving to an engineer as a freight train rumbles through town. So when Phillips 66 proposed a... (Continue reading)

Felon photographs kids in Nipomo, then flees

Blaise Douglas Olaf Borgen

An Arroyo Grande felon carrying drugs, ammo and a gun took photos of children playing in a Nipomo yard Friday morning, then led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase. Around 9:30 a.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office received... (Continue reading)

Dollars or sense for Carroll family children?

Elizabeth Carroll with her children in 2001.

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

Board of supervisors to rule on Nipomo pot shop

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo, now that the county has received an appeal of the project. Stephanie Kiel, the owner of Watsonville-based marijuana delivery service Ethnobotanica, is... (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)

Nipomo man facing 126 sexual abuse charges

Foster and then adoptive parent Robert Bergner was arrested for rape and sodomy.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed 126 counts against a Nipomo man Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a now 18-year-old girl for the past four years. The 126 felony charges filed against Robert John Bergner, 51, include... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian killed on Highway 101 in Nipomo identified

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More than a month following the fatal accident the California Highway Patrol has identified 31-year-old Richard Cruz as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run on Highway 101 in Nipomo. [KSBY] Cruz was from Mexico, but his last known address was... (Continue reading)



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