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SLO County supervisors cut meeting schedule in half

In order to provide more time to prepare for board meetings, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last year to meet twice a month in 2018, rather than four times a month as it has in... (Continue reading)

Judge Mike Cummins challenges DA Dan Dow

By KAREN VELIE Judge Mike Cummins, a former prosecutor and superior court judge, is challenging San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow in the June primary election for the top prosecutor seat. [Cal Coast Times] Cummins, 62, served as... (Continue reading)

SLO Planning commissioner ousted after voicing concerns

Months after casting the lone dissenting vote against the planned Avila Ranch development, a member of the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission was asked to resign by two SLO City Council members. [Cal Coast Times] Scott Mann, a project manager... (Continue reading)

Public lashes out at Supervisor Adam Hill, no chairmanship

San Luis Obispo County residents teed off on Supervisor Adam Hill Tuesday morning, possibly swaying the board majority to deny Hill the board chairmanship in favor of Supervisor John Peschong. [Cal Coast Times] Public speakers, 31 in all, asked the... (Continue reading)

Five people die in Central Coast flooding and mudslides

  Flooding and mudslides killed at least five people in the Montecito area overnight, as a storm ravaged the Santa Barbara County community days after the Thomas Fire swept through its neighborhoods. The storm trapped numerous residents in or around... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach woman deported to Mexico

A Grover Beach mother whom liberal activists and politicians rallied to save from deportation was sent to Mexico on Thursday. [Cal Coast Times] Neofita Valerio-Silva, 47, came to the United States illegally 25 years ago. Valerio-Silva is a mother of... (Continue reading)

Rodent infestation closes Cayucos Super Market

The Cayucos Super Market was closed on Wednesday after inspectors with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department discovered a rat and mouse infestation. In response to a complaint, county staff inspected the Cayucos Super Market and found evidence... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatch items stored for the homeless

Homeless services officials temporarily closed several North County warming centers this week after thieves broke into a shed in Paso Robles and stole items being stored for the homeless. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, the thieves broke into a shed... (Continue reading)

Tim Covello to run against Ilan Funke-Bilu for judge

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Commissioner and former prosecutor, Tim Covello, has filed paperwork to run for a judgeship, meaning he will challenge attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu for a seat on the bench. [Cal Coast Times] Generally, judges are appointed... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay shoplifter arrested in stolen vehicle

A shoplifting incident on Saturday at a hardware store in Morro Bay led to the arrests of three San Luis Obispo County residents and the discovery of a stolen vehicle. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., an employee at... (Continue reading)

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