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Heather Locklear assaults a Ventura County deputy, again

For the second time this year, actress Heather Locklear was arrested at her Thousand Oaks home for battering a Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy. Following the incident Sunday night, Locklear was likewise charged with battering emergency medical personnel. [Ventura County Star]... (Continue reading)

Two water rescues on Sunday in Pismo Beach

Emergency personnel made two water rescues in one day in the Pismo Beach area on Sunday. [Cal Coast Times] First, rescuers came to the aid of kayakers who were having problems in the water near Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach.... (Continue reading)

Apartment building fire displaces nine Atascadero residents

A fire at an apartment complex in Atascadero displaced nine people on Saturday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 4 p.m., a fire was reported at a six-unit apartment building at 9904 El Camino Real. Fire crews arrived to find... (Continue reading)

SLO County destroys 2.63 tons of marijuana

San Luis Obispo County staffers seized 2,600 marijuana plants weighing 2.63 tons from six illegal grows in the Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley on Thursday, according to the county. [Cal Coast Times] Several years ago, commercial pot farms sprung... (Continue reading)

Machete wielding man attempts carjacking

Deputies arrested a Santa Maria man on Friday who allegedly attempted a carjacking while armed with a machete, according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department press release. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before noon, a man was attempting to break... (Continue reading)

Lynn Compton wins supervisor seat by 60 votes, election certified

Supervisor Lynn Compton has officially won reelection in the hotly contested District 4 supervisor race, according to the final tally by the SLO County Clerk Recorder’s Office. Compton beat Democrat Jimmy Paulding by a slim margin of 60 votes, walking... (Continue reading)

Junior high teacher sentenced to 30 days for lewd act in Cal Poly library

A former Guadalupe junior high school teacher will spend a couple weeks in San Luis Obispo County Jail for committing a lewd act in the Cal Poly library. [Cal Coast Times] On Oct. 18, 2017, Cal Poly police arrested James... (Continue reading)

Thieves nail multiple SLO iPhone stores

For the third time in a span of less than a month, a burglar or burglars stole expensive equipment from the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo. Also on Thursday, separate burglars stole iPhones from the T Mobile store... (Continue reading)

FPPC investigating Oceano director Austin for conflicts of interests

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has mounted an investigation into Oceano Community Services District Director Linda Austin concerning conflict of interest allegations. In a written complaint, activist Julie Tacker accused Austin of voting on multiple projects that could financially... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapes San Luis Obispo County Jail

A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate briefly escaped Wednesday evening but was caught a short time afterwards in San Miguel, according to a sheriff’s press release. [Cal Coast Times] Between 9 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., 20-year-old Timothy Powers of... (Continue reading)

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