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Tim Covello to run against Ilan Funke-Bilu for judge

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Commissioner and former prosecutor, Tim Covello, has filed paperwork to run for a judgeship, meaning he will challenge attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu for a seat on the bench. [Cal Coast Times] Generally, judges are appointed... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay shoplifter arrested in stolen vehicle

A shoplifting incident on Saturday at a hardware store in Morro Bay led to the arrests of three San Luis Obispo County residents and the discovery of a stolen vehicle. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., an employee at... (Continue reading)

Templeton CHC security guard killed in parking lot

A security guard at Community Health Centers in Templeton was killed in a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Monday while attempting to help an elderly man park his car. [Cal Coast Times] Gregory Norwood, 52, was directing 77-year-old Pedro Islasmejia... (Continue reading)

Toddler injured in hit-and-run in SLO

A search is on for a driver who struck a 3-year-old pedestrian in San Luis Obispo on Friday and then fled the scene. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 5 p.m., a man driving a white Ford F-250 hit a 3-year-old... (Continue reading)

Thomas Fire triggers new evacuations in Santa Barbara County

The Thomas Fire has scorched more than 173,000 acres and has moved into Santa Barbara County, according to a Sunday afternoon report from Cal Fire. Air quality alerts have been issued for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.... (Continue reading)

SLO Food Bank shut down for food quality issues

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has shut down the SLO Food Bank’s warehouse because of issues with food safety and for operating without a valid processed food registration permit. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 27, a state investigator... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrant acquitted of murder of Cal Poly grad

A San Francisco jury acquitted a Mexican national Thursday of murdering Cal Poly grad Kate Steinle, prompting an angry reaction from President Donald Trump and other federal officials. [Cal Coast Times] In July 2015, Steinle, 32, was walking with her... (Continue reading)

Wade Horton selected as SLO County’s new administrator

Following a nationwide searched, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors hired from within, selecting Public Works Director Wade Horton to be the county’s next chief administrative officer. Horton received unanimous approval from the board at a meeting on... (Continue reading)

SLO’s manhunt for watermelon painting vandal

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a “vandal” who spray painted a rock at Bishop Peak to look like a watermelon, and if caught, the person could be charged with a felony. [Cal Coast Times] City workers plan to... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man kills romantic interest and then himself

A 63-year-old Pismo Beach man is suspected of shooting and killing a 58-year-old Grover Beach woman he had been dating and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday at... (Continue reading)

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