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Paso Robles to start the school year without buses

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Because of a driver shortage, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will not provide most students with buses in the upcoming year. [KSBY] Currently, the district can only provide buses for special needs children. There will... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man rams truck into adversary in alleged murder attempt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 51-year-old man allegedly attempted to kill an acquaintance by slamming his truck into the victim on Friday evening in Santa Barbara. Upon impact, the victim was thrown through glass windows of a laundromat, but he survived... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested for murder after Avila Beach crash

By KAREN VELIE CHP officers arrested a 31-year-old Nipomo man on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence on Friday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., Patrick McDuffee was driving a pickup truck southbound on San Luis Bay Drive in... (Continue reading)

Murder charge against SLO woman dismissed again

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge on Thursday dismissed a murder charge for the second time in the case of a San Luis Obispo woman who shot her husband at point-blank range. On July 16, 2020, Skylar Marshall shot her 35-year-old... (Continue reading)

California deputy overdoses on fentanyl during search, video

A California sheriff deputy overdosed on fentanyl last month, and then almost died, according to a dramatic video released by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. On July 3, deputy David Faiivae was going through belongings in the back of a... (Continue reading)

One person killed in head-on crash near Avila Beach

By KAREN VELIE One person was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on collision with a pickup truck near Avila Beach. Shortly before 3 p.m., a Mercedes van and a pickup truck collided near the intersection of San Luis Bay Drive... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County resumes mask mandate

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County is bringing back its mask mandate amid a surge in Covid-19 cases because of the highly contagious delta variant. Starting Friday at 5 p.m., people 2 years old and above will be required to... (Continue reading)

SLO teen crashes into bicyclist, flees the scene

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated teen struck a bicyclist while driving in San Luis Obispo early Friday morning and then fled the scene, according to the city’s police department. Shortly after midnight, a 17-year-old San Luis Obispo girl was... (Continue reading)

Driver critically injured in crash in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver suffered critical injuries after crashing into a power pole in Santa Maria Thursday night. Shortly before 9 p.m., the driver crashed a Toyota sedan into the pole located in the 1800 block of W. Betteravia... (Continue reading)

Health coverage compromised at Dignity Health hospitals amid contract dispute

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast residents insured by Anthem Blue Cross recently lost most of their health coverage at a few local hospitals amid a contract dispute between the insurance company and the nonprofit Dignity Health. [New Times] As of... (Continue reading)