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SLO thief snatches wallet from car with driver inside

With a woman sitting in the driver’s seat, a man snatched a wallet from inside a parked car at a San Luis Obispo Chevron station on Friday night. The incident was caught by a surveillance... (Continue reading)

ASH tried to cover up murder, fired whistleblower, lawsuit alleges

Atascadero State Hospital staff allegedly tried to cover up its apparent liability in a 2014 murder in which a patient strangled to death his roommate. ASH then fired a social worker for blowing the whistle,... (Continue reading)

Pozo Saloon cancels music festival amid dispute with Alabama

The Pozo Saloon announced the eighth annual Pozo Stampede, a two-day country music festival, has been canceled. Following the announcement, the band Alabama, which was supposed to be the headline act, issued a tweet stating... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police probe shooting after bullets found in neighborhood

Police have launched an investigation into a shooting that took place Saturday night in a quiet Arroyo Grande neighborhood. Some neighbors initially mistook the gunshots for fireworks, but a woman later discovered two bullets lodged... (Continue reading)

Bookkeeper allegedly embezzled more than $1 million from Cambria business

A former bookkeeper embezzled more than $1 million from a Cambria construction business, according to a criminal complaint filed last week by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Elizabeth Edith Shaw, 68, embezzled... (Continue reading)

Man snatches woman in SLO, tries dragging her into home

A 40-year-old man allegedly grabbed a 30-year-old woman who was walking on a San Luis Obispo sidewalk on Friday and tried to drag her into a nearby apartment. But, a friend of the victim interrupted... (Continue reading)

Ventura woman arrested for beating officer with big stick

A woman with a four-foot stick interrupted a traffic stop in Ventura on Saturday and attacked an officer. Despite coming in the line of fire of a Taser, the woman managed to strike the officer... (Continue reading)

Hundreds partake in SLO’s “March for Science”

Hundreds of science supporters marched the streets of San Luis Obispo on Saturday in a march to raise awareness of the importance of science in addressing society’s largest and complex issues. At the rally that... (Continue reading)

Three fires break out in SLO County on Sunday

Three fires broke out in San Luis Obispo County on Sunday. One fire occurred early Sunday morning in Oceano, while two blazes burned on opposite ends of the county in the afternoon. Around 4 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

State audit slams Cal Poly for management pay and hiring

An audit of the California State University system singles out Cal Poly several times over its practices of hiring unnecessary management personnel and increasing their pay, sometimes in violation of state regulations and CSU policy.... (Continue reading)



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