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Marijuana distributors offer sheriff $1 million bribe

Two marijuana manufacturers were charged Thursday with conspiring to commit bribery, bribery of a public official, conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, and manufacturing marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert. On May 17, Chi Meng Yang, 31, met with Siskiyou County Sheriff... (Continue reading)

SLO man accused of death threat has disdain for Islam, polygamy

The San Luis Obispo man accused of posting a death threat targeting the organizers of the vigil held in SLO in the aftermath of the racially charged violence in Virginia is a vocal critic of Islam, polygamy and Black Lives... (Continue reading)

Local fire battalion chief killed in car crash

A San Luis Obispo County man who was serving as the battalion chief of a Santa Maria-based national forest firefighting agency died Thursday morning in a crash on Highway 41 in Kings County. Gary Helming, 47, was returning from a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles High parts ways with new football coach after first game

Just one game into the season and months after hiring him, Paso Robles High School is parting ways with its head football coach, Larry Grant, a former NFL linebacker. The Paso Robles Unified School District hired Grant following a months-long... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student killed in SLO bicycle crash, Los Osos teen arrested

A 17-year-old Los Osos girl was driving under the influence of alcohol when she struck and killed a 22-year-old man who was riding his bicycle in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night, according to the city’s police department. The victim of... (Continue reading)

Man steals cash register from KFC in Paso Robles

An Atascadero man allegedly broke into a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Paso Robles and stole a cash register. The suspect evaded police for several days but was then arrested after popping up again at the KFC. Shortly before 10... (Continue reading)

Bicyclist killed in SLO hit-and-run

A car collided with a bicycle in San Luis Obispo late Tuesday night, killing a man who was riding the bike. The driver then fled the scene, and police are now searching for the vehicle and multiple suspects. [KSBY] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Two people run over and killed on the Cuesta Grade

Two passengers were ejected from a car that crashed on the Cuesta Grade Tuesday night, then run over by other vehicles and killed. [KCOY] Additionally, the person who was driving the car suffered major injuries, and another passenger was slightly... (Continue reading)

Should California legalize magic mushrooms?

A Central Coast man aims to parlay the statewide vote to legalize marijuana into making California the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms. Kevin Saunders, a mayoral candidate in the Monterey County town of Marina, filed an initiative with the... (Continue reading)

SLO DA drops charges against alleged host of deadly mansion party

The man accused of hosting a deadly “mansion party” in Virginia and then fleeing to San Luis Obispo County where he was involved in a shootout has been cleared of charges on the Central Coast. However, he will likely now... (Continue reading)



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