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Large Monterey County opium poppy grow busted

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies destroyed thousands of opium poppy plants over the weekend that were being grown in a field in Moss Landing. [Cal Coast Times] Last week, sheriff’s investigators learned of the grow site and confirmed that the plants... (Continue reading)

Vehicles burned in suspected Nipomo arson

A pickup truck was destroyed and two RVs were burned in a fire early Sunday morning in Nipomo that the owner of the truck is alleging was arson. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 a.m., the fire was reported in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Planning Commission approves 96-room hotel

A North County hotel owner plans on building a 96-room lodge in Paso Robles, which has now garnered the approval of the city’s planning commission. [Cal Coast Times] Matt Masia, of the firm Black’s Hatchery, has submitted plans to build... (Continue reading)

Deputies seize 3,000 pounds of marijuana, arrest 18

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 18 people early Saturday morning after catching them smuggling more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States by panga boat at a beach near Goleta. [Cal Coast Times] At approximately 1 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Sex offender arrested for child porn in SLO

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a registered sex offender on Thursday for possession of child pornography. [Cal Coast Times] After discovering child pornography was being downloaded through the internet of a hotel located on the 1400 block of... (Continue reading)

Marijuana tax nets California more than $60 million

The state of California has brought in $60.9 million in tax revenue from the cultivation and sale of cannabis during the first quarter of 2018, according to numbers released today from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. The... (Continue reading)

Heidi Harmon plans to run for second term as SLO mayor

At a press conference outside City Hall with supporters standing beside her, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon announced Thursday she is running for reelection. [Cal Coast Times] Harmon, a first-term mayor, narrowly won office in 2016, edging multi-term incumbent... (Continue reading)

Burglar pilfers from SLO jewelry store, video

A man broke into a San Luis Obispo jewelry store early Thursday morning, stole about $10,000 worth of merchandise and fled before police arrived. [Cal Coast Times] The thief broke into I Love Rocks in the Marigold Center on Broad... (Continue reading)

Fifteen ASH patients discovered high on methamphetamine

A total of 15 Atascadero State Hospital patients recently tested positive for methamphetamine, while others quartered in ASH could, as well, have been under the influence of the drug. [Cal Coast Times] State hospital officials administered drug tests after some... (Continue reading)

Intruder fondles himself on family’s couch in Atascadero

A six-foot tall 275 pound-man broke into an Atascadero home on Tuesday and indecently exposed himself to residents. [Cal Coast Times] Atascadero police officers arrested Jose Arnoldo Cantu, 39, on charges of felony indecent exposure and trespassing. Officers booked him... (Continue reading)

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