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Sibling tag team uses gun, pepper spray in Santa Maria robberies

During an early morning Santa Maria robbery, one brother pepper sprayed a male victim, and the other sibling hit him in the head with a handgun, according to the city’s police department. Moments later, the... (Continue reading)

Crime rising in SLO, but violent crime down

Crime in San Luis Obispo increased by 11 percent in 2016, according to the city’s police department. Violent crime, however, decreased by 7 percent. On Friday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department issued a news... (Continue reading)

Man accused of following women, masturbating in SLO

A 26-year-old man who recently served a prison sentence in Los Angeles for robbery, allegedly followed several women in downtown San Luis Obispo, masturbated in public and solicited sex. [Tribune] On the evening of March,... (Continue reading)

Highway 1 bridge in Big Sur demolished

State crews demolished two sections of Pfeffier Canyon Bridge in Big Sur on Saturday. Last month, mud and rock slides caused unrepairable damage and the bridge was closed. Department of Transportation officials estimate it will take... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay sea otter population expands

The sea otter population in Morro Bay, which was almost decimated a decade ago, is thriving. The coastal community currently includes between 30 to 40 independent sea otters and up to 20 dependent pups. [SFGATE]... (Continue reading)

Man tries to sell stolen iPhone back to owner

A Santa Maria man tried to sell an iPhone stolen in San Luis Obispo back to its rightful owner. Rather than completing the transaction, the man found himself in handcuffs after mistaking an undercover police... (Continue reading)

Former LA County sheriff convicted of obstructing justice

A jury has found former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of three felonies pertaining to a scheme to impede a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights abuses at county jail facilities. Baca... (Continue reading)

SLO begins talks on new marijuana rules

With recreational use of marijuana now legal in California, the San Luis Obispo City Council held a special meeting Tuesday to begin talks on adjusting the city’s cannabis regulations. Currently, San Luis Obispo prohibits all... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school board row leads to censure

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District board censured one of its members Tuesday, accusing him of a wide range of misconduct including having a conflict of interest, spreading misinformation and threatening colleagues with references... (Continue reading)

Parolee flees Atascadero police and CHP at nearly 130 mph

Officers chased a parolee on Highway 101 Wednesday morning from Atascadero to well into Monterey County. The chase reached speeds of nearly 130 mph. At about 8:26 a.m., an Atascadero officer tried to conduct a... (Continue reading)



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