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Man acquitted of sexual assault sues SLO County

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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)

Which California counties offer health care to illegal immigrants?

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San Luis Obispo County is not one of 11 California counties that provide low-cost health care to illegal immigrants, according to a Los Angeles Times report. A 1933 California law states counties must “relieve and support all incompetent, poor, indigent... (Continue reading)

SLO County creates a tourism district

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to create an agency that will impose fees on lodging businesses in order to raise marketing money for bolstering tourism in the county. [Tribune] When it comes into existence... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s disappearing budget surplus

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than six months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors awarded extra pay to all employees after staff claimed a $30 million budget surplus, the county is running in a deficit. The county is... (Continue reading)

Democrats losing membership in SLO County

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE As the Republican Party loses ground in California and risks losing statewide competitiveness, it is the Democratic Party that is suffering the greater erosion in San Luis Obispo County. Since 2009, the Democratic Party... (Continue reading)

SLO named a ‘hot 15′ real estate market

Realtors have named the San Luis Obispo area one of the 15 hottest real estate markets in the United States. [Consumer Affairs] The realtor.com list ranks homes sales markets based on fastest turnover and most listing views. The San Luis... (Continue reading)

SLO County school graduation rates rising

In line with California, San Luis Obispo County’s graduation rates increased in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. San Luis Obispo County’s graduation rates increased from 88.7 percent in 2013 to 89.4 percent... (Continue reading)

Report: SLO County has jobs but lacks quality work

A new report on the state of the local economy indicates that San Luis Obispo County has a higher level of employment than state and national averages, but local jobs tend to offer relatively low pay and little advancement opportunity.... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes dust suit can go to trial

A group of Nipomo Mesa residents upset over air pollution have brought forward a lawsuit against the state and county that is worthy of trial, a local judge has ruled. The Mesa Community Alliance is suing California State Parks and... (Continue reading)

Recent ruling prompts gun permit requests

The number of applications for concealed-carry permits is on the rise in San Luis Obispo County with 48 people applying between Jan. 1 and Feb. 26. [Tribune] Statewide, there has been an increase in applications, the result of a 2014... (Continue reading)



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