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Huge home development proposed in Paso Robles

The city of Paso Robles is taking public input on a proposed 915-home development along the city’s southeastern edge. [Cal Coast Times] Known as the Beechwood development, the project is located on an approximately 236-acre property between Meadowlark Road, Beechwood... (Continue reading)

Truck fire and four vehicle crash shut down Highway 101

An oil tanker truck caught on fire early Tuesday morning on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. During lane closures caused from the fire, there was a four-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 101. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 1 a.m., the... (Continue reading)

SLO County public works director’s hefty starting salary

San Luis Obispo County selected a Santa Cruz County official to be its next public works director, and on Tuesday, the board of supervisor approved a contract which calls for him to receive a total compensation of $272,950 a year.... (Continue reading)

Body found in Prefumo Canyon identified as missing SLO woman

Kristen Marti had been missing for almost three months when San Luis Obispo police officers found a body in a creek near Prefumo Canyon Road on March 25. But because of the condition of the body, the coroner’s office was... (Continue reading)

Marijuana thief stabs man trying to protect neighbor’s plants

A Lompoc man noticed a pair of thieves stealing marijuana plants from his neighbor’s pot garden Friday night and tried to protect the backyard grow. But, one of the thieves stabbed the man, and both ran away, according to the... (Continue reading)

Transient arrested for burning a confederate flag in Oceano

A 20-year-old transient from Seattle is in jail after he allegedly set a confederate flag on fire in Oceano on Friday, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] The suspect ran away and managed to... (Continue reading)

Parkinson gains support after release of jail death video

While San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson has taken considerable heat following the release of video footage of Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death, Parkinson’s reelection campaign has simultaneously been drawing numerous large donations from supporters. [Cal Coast Times] Over the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man convicted of child molestation

A San Luis Obispo County jury convicted a 28-year-old man on Thursday of five counts of molesting a child under the age of 10. [Cal Coast Times] SLO County sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody Adam Julian in Arroyo Grande on Aug.... (Continue reading)

Former Atascadero commissioner Joan O’Keefe dead at 80

By MIKE BRENNLER On March 19, 2018 the Atascadero community lost a wonderful and spirited advocate. Joan O’Keefe passed away in Visalia. She had been staying with her daughter, after experiencing a couple of years of deteriorating health. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Coroner unable to identify body found in missing SLO woman case

An autopsy conducted Wednesday by the San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office failed to identify the body officers found while searching Perfumo Canyon on Sunday for a woman who has been missing since January. [Cal Coast Times] While searching for... (Continue reading)

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