Employee attacked at Atascadero State Hospital

An Atascadero State Hospital employee was assaulted Monday, according to the California State Department of Mental Health. Mental Health officials said the employee was in stable condition, but could not provide further details about the assault at this time. After... (Continue reading)

Wine, Waves and Beyond bikini fashion show, event photos

At the Wine, Waves and Beyond Friday night Ampsurf fundraiser, the models were gorgeous, the suits were skimpy and the crowd was ready to party. The action started when the first model set a high healed foot on the runway... (Continue reading)

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt charm Chumash crowd

By COLIN JONES Why do some people seem to get all the talent and ability? Most of us are lucky if we can do one or two things really well. Well, both Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt demonstrated that such... (Continue reading)

Gunshot victim dropped off at San Luis Obispo hospital

A gunshot victim was dropped off at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo at about 1 p.m. Monday. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Police detectives said two Hispanic males wearing white T-shirts and driving a red compact car... (Continue reading)

Two California cities put circumcision ban on ballot

Proposals to ban the circumcision of male children will appear on the November ballots in several California cities, the first public votes on a subject that has long been considered a family decision. [AHN] San Francisco and Santa Monica voters... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s fire chief firing explained

The reasons Cambria Community Services District’s former manager gave for terminating the fire chief include not informing the service district’s general manager of a tsunami warning, talking to the press, and failing to keep performance evaluations up to date, according... (Continue reading)

Burglary victim finds property on Craigslist

A burglary victim who found what he believed to be his stolen property being sold on Craigslist, alerted San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s detectives who set up a sting on Friday. Detectives set up a meeting with the Craigslist posters at... (Continue reading)

SLO County unequal in student funding

State lawmakers have struggled for decades to bring equality to how school districts are funded, yet some San Luis Obispo County school districts receive thousands more per student than others, according to  California Watch analysis. And the data shows spending... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury finds conflict of interest with Wallace Group

Accusations that the administrator of a sanitation district in San Luis Obispo County’s South Bay has been funneling millions of dollars to a private engineering company he owns without proper oversight, has been validated by a San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Oceano methamphetamine dealer arrested

An Oceano man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale after a canine officer alerted Arroyo Grande police that the man had drugs in his car. Police officers pulled over Richard Allen Howell, 69, on Tuesday for a minor... (Continue reading)