Daily Briefs

Atascadero robber
Police searching for suspect in Atascadero Walgreens robbery

A man wielding a handgun robbed the Atascadero Walgreens late Thursday evening. Shortly before midnight, while several other people were checking out, a man wearing...

Pot pesticides
Mexican nationals tied to pot grow on Cuesta Grade

They divert water from our creeks, they are often armed and they apply toxic chemicals to their marijuana crops endangering the environment and the public....

Christopher William Allen
Arroyo Grande shooting suspect identified

The carjacking suspect shot by Arroyo Grande Police Sergeant Shane Day has been identified as Christopher William Allen, 46. Officers describe Allen as a 6...

Buddha Statue
Six-foot Buddha statue stolen from convicted Lompoc psychics

A thief snatched a 6-foot-tall Buddha statue from a Lompoc property where a pair of self-proclaimed psychics had operated their business. The psychics recently pleaded...

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Discovered

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8 Brazilian recipes to try while watching the Olympics

Seeking to enhance your Rio Olympic watching experience, it’s time to indulge in a few Brazilian recipes. The following Brazilian recipes were provided by Spencer’s...

Hollywood Vampires
Rock marathon takes over Mid-State Fair

By COLIN JONES As most of my friends know, I go to a lot of concerts. So four shows in five days during the second...

Youth Golfers
3 Arroyo Grande golfers heading to Kid’s Golf World Championships

Next month, three of Arroyo Grande’s top junior golfers will head to the U.S. Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Elias Moncrief, 6, Shane...

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Uncovered SLO

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County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger...

Money toilet
Bond rating for Los Osos is suspended

By KAREN VELIE The financial bad news for the Los Osos Community Services District continues; earlier this summer the Standard & Poor’s suspended its rating...

Susan Cameron
SLO County’s great cake caper

By KAREN VELIE It turned out to be sort of a half-baked plan. On June 7, Susan Cameron, a nursing supervisor in charge of medical...

Mark Williams
San Luis Obispo city inspector charged with burglary

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a San Luis Obispo city engineering inspector for allegedly burglarizing a home in Nipomo. Deputies arrested Mark Williams...

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Opinion

Jordan Cunningham
Fight the drought with desalination

By JORDAN CUNNINGHAM Despite last winter’s modest rainfall, California remains mired in its fifth year of drought. Sixty percent of the state has been categorized by the State Water Resources Control...

Julie Tacker
Los Osos needs a change in leadership

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Here we go again; Los Osos Community Services District is looking for a new General Manager.  With 16 or so, under...

Gordon Mullin
Don’t like Trump or Clinton? Here is an option

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Its election season and most folk assume that they have only one of three choices for president: vote for Trump, Clinton...

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