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Wade Horton selected as SLO County’s new administrator

Following a nationwide searched, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors hired from within, selecting Public Works Director Wade Horton to be the county’s next chief administrative officer. Horton received unanimous approval from the board at a meeting on... (Continue reading)

SLO’s manhunt for watermelon painting vandal

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a “vandal” who spray painted a rock at Bishop Peak to look like a watermelon, and if caught, the person could be charged with a felony. [Cal Coast Times] City workers plan to... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man kills romantic interest and then himself

A 63-year-old Pismo Beach man is suspected of shooting and killing a 58-year-old Grover Beach woman he had been dating and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday at... (Continue reading)

More than $800,000 unaccounted for at sanitation district

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation Districts expenditures and bank balances show that during the past 15 months there is over $800,000 in money that is not accounted for, according to a presentation by Director Jim Hill. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

ICE arrests Santa Maria woman following release from jail

A former Santa Maria daycare provider who was accused of torturing young children received a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday, but was then freed from custody because of credits she accumulated for time spent in jail and good behavior. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Los Osos director’s Facebook claims, fact check

By KAREN VELIE In a 4-1 vote with Director Chuck Cesena dissenting, the Los Osos Community Services District voted on Thursday evening to increase the pay of its general manager by 23 percent. An increase in pay one district board... (Continue reading)

Los Osos manager in line for 23 percent raise

Less than three months after a 65 percent water rate increase went into effect, the Los Osos Community Services District is planning to approve a 23 percent raise for its general manager. [Cal Coast Times] In Oct. 2016, the board... (Continue reading)

Marijuana billboards on Highway 101 banned, media fact check

A recent Tribune editorial claims that state legislators are currently considering a ban on marijuana billboards on state highways; and if passed, the pot billboards on Highway 101 would need to come down. Contrary to the Tribune’s reporting, state law... (Continue reading)

CHP escorting man killed in Las Vegas to Grover Beach

A group of California Highway Patrol officers are escorting a hearse carrying the body of Derrick “Bo” Taylor, who died Sunday at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, to a Grover Beach mortuary. Taylor leaves behind two adult sons, Greg... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 can bring back oil-by-rail proposal

Phillips 66 reached an agreement with San Luis Obispo County on Monday that will remove a sensitive habitat designation from the company’s Nipomo Mesa property. [Cal Coast Times] Phillips 66, in exchange, has agreed to drop its challenge to the... (Continue reading)



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