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Doobies light it up at the Chumash

By COLIN JONES There are a lot of similarities between the athletic and entertainment worlds but after a nearly flawless performance by the Doobie Brothers last week in Santa Ynez, I realized there is one big difference. In pro sports, the players usually reach a... (Continue reading)

Pressure prompted Solomon claim cancellation?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Former Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon has withdrawn her claim for workers’ compensation, a claim which city officials had promised they would not contest, City Manager James App confirmed in a terse email Saturday. The claim... (Continue reading)

Sex offender lived across from Oceano school

A man registered as a sex offender for previously committing lewd acts on a child under 14, was arrested Tuesday for claiming to be a transient while living in a home across the street from the Oceano Elementary School. Francis... (Continue reading)

SLO family awarded $74 million for medical malpractice

After two days of deliberation, a jury found a local physician responsible for not properly delivering a baby and awarded a San Luis Obispo family $74 million. Sofia Blunt, now almost three years old, suffered brain damage when she was... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman accused of killing her mother

Paso Robles police suspect an allegedly schizophrenic  woman of murdering her 61-year-old mother at their home on the 900 block of Olive Street. [KSBY] Police arrested Sunni Jackson, 36, for allegedly murdering her mother Earlene Grove during an argument Friday... (Continue reading)

Public pension reform gaining traction

By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a subject of general discussion, California’s skyrocketing public pension situation has come a long way in a very short time, one of the state’s leading authorities on the subject said Thursday. Marcia Fritz, president of the... (Continue reading)

60-year-old woman murdered in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police arrested a 35-year-old woman for allegedly murdering a 60-year-old female relative in their home on the 900 block of Olive Street. At about 6:15 a.m., neighbors called 911 to report hearing sounds of breaking glass and arguing... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission weighs in on Cayucos property rights issue

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission is slated to determine if Dr. Marshall Lewis can build a two-story, 4,555-square-foot house on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean in Cayucos. Following rejections of Lewis’ proposal to tear down an existing... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill is not sorry, and blames the media

Controversial San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill moans about media coverage of his personal life and public outbursts during board meetings in Thursday’s New Times’ cover story. Hill starts his interview  by lamenting the negative coverage he has received... (Continue reading)

Vandals destroy 30 trees at Cuesta College

Vandals uprooted 30 trees, valued at $4,000,  near the entrance to Cuesta College’s North County Campus in Paso Robles last week. As a result of the vandalism, the campus is planning to install security cameras and replace the  stolen greenery... (Continue reading)