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Why Lois Capps is worried

California House Democrats, including veteran representative Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara), are likely to face serious challenges to their long-held seats in the upcoming 2012 election. [North County Times] The reason: Changes in California’s election code and political boundaries make the... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart: Fraud, arson and betrayal

Amid a federal investigation into racketeering, money laundering and mail fraud, developer Kelly Gearhart’s stepmother claims her notorious stepson’s illicit activities also included forgery, bribing public officials and arson. The latter exploit was one that helped fund Gearhart’s transition from being... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s first grievance hearing

For the first time in the history of Cal Poly, a dispute between a faculty member and administrators will be heard at a public grievance hearing to be held on Friday at 9 a.m. in building 33, room 290. Journalism... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Chamber’s Green Awards, event photos

Six diverse local businesses and organizations were recognized at the 2010 San Luis Obispo Chamber’s Green Awards on Monday for working hard to be sustainable. This year’s winners were Elemental Herbs, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Solarponics Energy Systems INC,... (Continue reading)

Fresno student body president admits to being illegal immigrant

The student body president at California State University — Fresno has been forced to publicly admit that he is an illegal immigrant. [Associated Press] Pedro Ramirez, 22, was outed by the campus newspaper Tuesday after the staff received an anonymous... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles child attacked by pit bull

A pit bull broke through a back yard fence and bit a two-year-old neighbor child Tuesday in Paso Robles. [KSBY] Because the dog was only able to get its head into Jerry Weeks’ yard, it was unable to get a... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo parking fines increased

In San Luis Obispo the cost of a parking ticket will now cost violators $33 instead of $30. As part of its new budget, the state has tacked on a $3 charge to all parking tickets. The San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Randy and Eva Quaid fugitives

Randy and Evi Quaid failed again to appear at Santa Barbara County court for an arraignment prompting a superior court judge to file arrest warrants for the pair on Tuesday. [Noozhawk] The Quaids are accused of living in and trashing... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly courting out of state students

In an attempt to bolster its budget, California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo has taken the controversial step of increasing recruitment efforts for more out-of-state students while enrolling fewer in-state applicants. By doing so, Cal Poly is chasing the extra dollars... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed behind Vons in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Police are looking for a man who stabbed a homeless man behind the Von’s grocery store on Broad Street at about 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The victim, an unnamed 55-year-old man, was talking with another man when... (Continue reading)