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Heavy rains headed to the Central Coast

San Luis Obispo County is expected to received four to eight inches of rain between Tuesday and Thursday, and similar totals are predicted in Santa Barbara County, prompting fresh evacuation warnings. [Cal Coast Times] PG&E’s John Lindsey stated in a... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson blames health department for Andrew Holland’s death

In response to an outcry triggered by the release of the video showing a mentally ill man’s gruesome death in the San Luis Obispo County Jail, Sheriff Ian Parkinson issued a statement saying the sheriff’s office did not break any... (Continue reading)

Protesters rally over torture death at the SLO County Jail

Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday afternoon outside the San Luis Obispo courthouse seeking the resignation of Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow. The rally follows the release of a video that confirmed earlier CalCoastNews reports regarding the death... (Continue reading)

22 clubbed cats found near Santa Margarita

Authorities found 22 dead cats dumped on the side of a remote road east of Santa Margarita in the Los Padres National Forest earlier this month, according to San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. [Cal Coast Times] Animal Services workers... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputies arrest 9, seeking 5 other in large drug bust

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced a large drug bust — valued at about $1.5 million — as well as the breakup of a methamphetamine and heroin ring in San Luis Obispo County. Parkinson said the drug ring... (Continue reading)

SLO County to provide fire protection for Cayucos

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to provide fire protection services to Cayucos at a cost of nearly $1 million a year if the community’s fire district dissolves, as planned. Additionally, the board of... (Continue reading)

Bystander helps rescue victim of Paso Robles fire

A Paso Robles police officer and a bystander rescued a person who was lying on the ground inside a burning apartment Sunday afternoon. The victim suffered burns in an apparent kitchen fire but survived. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3... (Continue reading)

Embattled former SLO County examiner gets a break

The former San Luis Obispo County medical examiner, who came under scrutiny for misbehavior and questionable rulings on causes of death, can keep practicing medicine, despite having a DUI conviction. On Wednesday, the California Medical Board adopted a decision to... (Continue reading)

San Miguel CSD seeking large rate hikes

With the San Miguel Community Services District running out of money in both its water and sewer funds, residents of the North County town are facing near-immediate hikes to their monthly water and sewer bills of about 200 percent and... (Continue reading)

SLO County marijuana tax to go on June ballot

Following a decision made by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, county voters will decide on a marijuana business tax measure that will appear on the upcoming June ballot. [Cal Coast Times] Though the county has... (Continue reading)

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