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Father buries stranger’s body following coroner mishap

The Orange County Coroner’s Office called an 83-year-old man in May and mistakenly told him his son had died. The coroner’s office informed the man his son had been identified through his fingerprints. [Orange County... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man drowns off Avila Beach

Rescue personnel were unable to find the body of a 35-year-old man Arroyo Grande man who  drowned while fishing three miles off the coast of Port San Luis on Friday afternoon. Shortly before noon, Nicholas... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Lynn Compton announces re-election campaign

San Luis Obispo County 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton announced plans to run for a second term on Friday, a sign that the 2018 campaign season is under way. “We need government to work for... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen breaks her back in a crash on Cuesta Grade

A 19-year-old Atascadero woman suffered a broken vertebra on Thursday after the pickup truck in which she was traveling in slammed into the back of a big rig on the Cuesta Grade. [KSBY] At approximately... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill and New Times turn on one another

After years of positive reporting, a New Times editorial chastised San Luis Obispo supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson for a last minute ploy to push through their plans for low-cost housing. Hill responded by... (Continue reading)

Man asked to go to hospital before dying in SLO County Jail

A 60-year-old San Luis Obispo man who died in SLO County Jail in April requested to go to the hospital about 45 minutes before he was found dead, according to a newly released coroner’s report.... (Continue reading)

Mans drowns at Lopez Lake after boat capsizes

A 47-year-old Southern California man failed to make it to shore after his boat capsized at Lopez Lake on Thursday afternoon. The man drowned and was later found dead in the lake. Around 2:15 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Lompoc prison fight leaves 12 people injured

A fight at the minimum-security Lompoc Federal Correctional complex on Wednesday evening left nine inmates and three prison staffers injured. [KSBY] Around 9 p.m., a fight broke out between inmates. Guards immediately contained the incident... (Continue reading)

SLO woman allegedly stole elderly man’s car and money

A San Luis Obispo woman who has been using an alias for the last 20 years stole about $100,000 and a vehicle from en elderly man with Alzheimer’s who recently moved out of the area,... (Continue reading)

SLO police catch burglar, but stolen electronics remain missing

San Luis Obispo police arrested a man whom they say admitted to breaking into a downtown business over the weekend. The burglary resulted in the theft of thousands of dollars of electronics, which have yet... (Continue reading)



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