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Taxpayers to fund $2.4 million giveaway to county employees

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisors are slated to vote Tuesday on a $2.4 million payment to employees described as an offset to rising health care costs. The proposal comes a week after the board voted to raise... (Continue reading)

Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In an unusual move, Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he intends to resign Friday at 5 p.m., three days before his term ends. The early resignation means that Mayor... (Continue reading)

Man strips in SLO intersection after crashing car

A man crashed his car, then removed much of his clothing and entered into a yoga routine on a busy San Luis Obispo street corner Monday afternoon. [KSBY] Douglas Kopcha, 46, rolled his vehicle into a traffic signal pole at... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill lobbies council members

During a Grover Beach City Council meeting on Monday night, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill gave members of the council gold medallions shortly before they made their decision to remove Mayor Debbie Peterson from the county Air Pollution... (Continue reading)

California’s $2.4 billion surplus

California’s financial situation has improved and advisors are projecting a $2.4 billion surplus at the end of the fiscal year in June 2014, according to the Legislature’s budget advisors. [LATimes] Gains from the economic recovery and stock market could provide... (Continue reading)

Child’s leg found at Spooner’s Cove?

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies determined the remains were sea lion and not human. The department originally responded by searching the area for more body parts. At the time, one deputy surmised it could be medical waste, sources said.... (Continue reading)

Video fame, misfortune for burglary suspect

By DANIEL BLACKBURN When Joseph Oliver Godfrey stopped by Paso Robles’ most popular delicatessen Tuesday, he got an unexpectedly cold reception — handcuffs and a brisk walk to the back seat of Officer Jeremy Petlachi’s police car. (See video of... (Continue reading)

North County probation sweep nets 19 arrests

A probation sweep of Northern San Luis Obispo County netted 19 arrests of probationers Tuesday. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, in partnership with several local law enforcement agencies, contacted a total of 61 probationers... (Continue reading)

Twin Maras born at the Atascadero Zoo

The Charles Paddock Zoo announced the unexpected birth of twin baby Maras on July 6. Maras, or Patagonian Cavies, are small rodents native to South America. The twin’s birth came as a complete surprise to staff who had not noticed... (Continue reading)

Bill Benica signs off from KYNS

San Luis Obispo County veteran radio broadcaster Bill Benica said goodbye to his listeners last Friday before leaving his keys at the front desk. Benica, who has been on the San Luis Obispo airwaves for more than 35 years, said... (Continue reading)



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