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Knife wielding man robs Atascadero gas station

A man with a knife robbed an Atascadero Chevron station of alcohol Thursday evening, then successfully evaded officers from multiple law enforcement agencies who were trying to catch him. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8:25 p.m., a man entered the... (Continue reading)

Shandon crime spree suspect escapes capture

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies failed to catch a suspect or suspects who committed a crime spree in Shandon on Thursday that included a home burglary and three auto thefts. [Cal Coast Times] The string of incidents began at... (Continue reading)

SLO man sentenced to 20 years for stalking and criminal threats

A San Luis Obispo man was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for stalking a woman in person and on social media. [Cal Coast Times] During the summer and spring of 2016, Michael Sidney Smith, 50, followed a... (Continue reading)

Gov. Jerry Brown signs Diablo Canyon settlement bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that mandates that PG&E payout over $85 million dollars to help mitigate the closing of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. [Cal Coast Times] In January, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the closure... (Continue reading)

Woman suffers major injuries in Avila Beach crash

A driver who reportedly blew through a stop sign near Avila Beach Wednesday night suffered major injuries after getting hit by an SUV. [Cal Coast Times] Just after 9 p.m., a woman was driving a car on San Luis Bay... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo fire chief announces retirement

San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Garret Olson will retire from the city’s fire department next month following six years with the agency, the majority of which he spent as chief. [Cal Coast Times] Olson’s 30-year firefighting career was spent mostly... (Continue reading)

Alex Bar-B-Q building in Shell Beach torn down by mistake

During what was supposed to be a remodel, a contractor tore down the historic Alex Bar-B-Q building in Shell Beach on Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] Built in the 1930s, the building has been a local gathering spot for almost 80... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote to outsource jail medical services

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors formally decided Tuesday to contract out jail health care services. [Cal Coast Times] In Aug. 2017, in the aftermath of Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death, Supervisor Debbie Arnold made a motion to direct... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar Unified School District selects new superintendent

Andy Stenson had been serving as acting superintendent since Raynee Daley stepped down last month, citing health issues. On Tuesday, the board voted to hire Stenson as Dayley’s permanent replacement, effective Jan. 1. [Cal Coast Times] Stenson has lived in... (Continue reading)

Sacramento County deputy killed in shootout

A reported disturbance at a business in Sacramento County on Monday led to two shootouts between officers and a suspect, one of which resulted in a deputy being killed and another one injured. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1:40 p.m.,... (Continue reading)



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