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SLO County marijuana tax to go on June ballot

Following a decision made by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, county voters will decide on a marijuana business tax measure that will appear on the upcoming June ballot. [Cal Coast Times] Though the county has... (Continue reading)

SLO County Jail inmate attacks guard

A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate attacked a guard on Tuesday and broke both his nose and orbital bone, according to the county sheriff’s office. [Cal Coast Times] At about 12:30 p.m., 27-year-old Joseph Allen Baker, of Nipomo, charged... (Continue reading)

SLO High school student arrested for alleged hate crimes

San Luis Obispo police arrested a SLO High School student last week who allegedly bullied, threatened and engaged in a physical altercation with an autistic and possibly non-heterosexual student. The suspect in the case is charged with a hate crime.... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes District generates $243 million a year for SLO County

An economic impact report prepared by a South Lake Tahoe-based consulting firm found that, between July 2016 and Sept. 2017, the Oceano Dunes District within California’s state parks system generated a total of $243 million for the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

One person killed, others injured in Santa Margarita crash

One person was killed and several others were injured when a vehicle carrying seven people crashed in the Santa Margarita area Tuesday morning. [KSBY] The single-vehicle crash occurred near Bitterwater road and Highway 58. Occupants of the vehicle were transported... (Continue reading)

Another drug dealer escapes from Lompoc federal prison

An inmate serving time for distribution of possession of methamphetamine walked away from the minimum security Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc on Sunday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 1 p.m., prison guards discovered... (Continue reading)

Carbajal and Fareed’s Soros Nazi controversy

In the aftermath of Congressman Salud Carbajal receiving a campaign contribution from the son of billionaire financier George Soros, Carbajal’s reelection campaign and challenger Justin Fareed are clashing over the allegation that Soros was a Nazi collaborator. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys commercial building in SLO

A fire destroyed a commercial building in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3:30 a.m., a fire broke out in a building on Johnson Avenue and Southwood Drive. Firefighters arrived at the scene within four... (Continue reading)

California Democrats deadlock on top races, snub Feinstein

The California Democratic Party concluded its state convention over the weekend without endorsing longtime U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, nor a single candidate in the top four races on the ticket. According to party rules, a candidate must receive 60 percent... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar staff disbelieved girl being sexually abused by bus driver

Lucia Mar Unified School District officials knew about a bus driver allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, but they did not believe the girl was telling the truth, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office detective testified in court on... (Continue reading)

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