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Police nab teens for vandalizing cars in Orcutt

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have caught three teens who are accused of shooting out car windows in Santa Maria and Orcutt with a BB gun. [Cal Coast Times] Sheriff’s officials say a rash of car vandalism incidents occurred in... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for credit card thief

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a credit card thief who was caught on surveillance film at Target after allegedly using the stolen credit cards. [Cal Coast Times] After a victim reported to police that credit cards were stolen... (Continue reading)

SLO County District 4 supervisor race still to close to call

On Friday evening, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk recorder’s Office most recent figures showed that Supervisor Lynn Compton’s lead over Jimmy Paulding was down to 50.1 percent. That’s a margin of only 31 votes. [Cal Coast Times] If the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles mother searching for missing teen

A 15-year-old Paso Robles boy has been missing for 18 days, and his mother and her supporters are turning to media and crowdfunding in an attempt to bring the teen home. [Cal Coast Times] Joshua Newsome has been missing since... (Continue reading)

Fraudsters target family of Justin Fareed

On the day following Election Day, fraudsters reportedly targeted the family of congressional candidate Justin Fareed in an attempted “Mexican Mafia” kidnapping phone scam. [Cal Coast Times] Fareed’s parents received a phone call Wednesday afternoon from a person claiming to... (Continue reading)

Recall of senator hurts California Democrats chances for a supermajority

Orange County Republicans succeeded in ousting a Democratic state Senator Tuesday in a recall campaign over the lawmaker’s vote for the California gas tax hike. The successful recall and election of a Republican replacement has cost the Democratic Party a... (Continue reading)

SLO man convicted of first-degree murder

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted a man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in the case of a heated argument between roommates that turned fatal. [Cal Coast Times] Charles Chad Giese, 43, killed Walter Ernest Vallivero, 54, on Nov. 15,... (Continue reading)

Two bicyclists injured as charity ride passes through SLO County

As a charity bicycle ride passed through San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday, two riders suffered major injuries in separate accidents. One bicyclist broke his clavicle, while another suffered major head injuries and was knocked unconscious, according to the CHP.... (Continue reading)

Men steal $12,000 in merchandise from SLO store

Two men allegedly used fraudulent credit cards to steal about $12,000 worth of merchandise from a San Luis Obispo home appliance store on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] The owners of Idler’s Home, located at 122 Cross Street, are asking for... (Continue reading)

Compton narrowly leading Paulding, supervisor race too close to call

On a night of landslide victories in hotly contested San Luis Obispo county races, one key election contest ended too close to call. [Cal Coast Times] With all precincts reporting, but not all votes counted, incumbent Supervisor Lynn Compton leads... (Continue reading)

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