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SLO County vote count continues as election officials come under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County election officials finished last week with still more than 34,000 ballots to be counted, as well as with an apparent error that could force a redo of an entire community services district vote.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County public defenders sued for malpractice

By KAREN VELIE The family of a mentally ill man who died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail is suing two San Luis Obispo County public defenders and a law firm under contract with the county for malpractice and... (Continue reading)

Reflecting on the SLO mayor’s race

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE When I announced my candidacy for mayor of San Luis Obispo on May 13, I thought I had a chance. As it works out, it looks like it wasn’t meant to be. The morning after... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously injured in Nipomo crash

For the fourth time in a span of 36 days, a motorcyclist died in a South County crash. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, John Ricker, 62, of Arroyo Grande was stopped at the intersection of Wineman... (Continue reading)

LA sheriff’s deputy arrested for stealing marijuana during bogus search

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy and two alleged cohorts were arrested Thursday on federal drug distribution charges that allege they stole 600 pounds of marijuana and $100,000 in cash during an armed robbery at a downtown Los Angeles warehouse... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police arrest serial burglars

Morro Bay police officers were able to track down and arrest a pair of Santa Maria women who were allegedly using methamphetamine and committing numerous thefts, by trailing a stolen credit card. [Cal Coast Times] Over the past few days,... (Continue reading)

Woman injured in SLO accident with intoxicated man

A man allegedly driving under the influence of drugs struck a pedestrian in San Luis Obispo Friday morning, knocking the woman unconscious. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 7 a.m., the man’s vehicle collided with a pedestrian at Monterey Street and... (Continue reading)

Hundreds protest Sessions firing in SLO

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered and marched in downtown San Luis Obispo Thursday evening as part of nationwide protests against President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as it relates to alleged efforts to squash the ongoing probe... (Continue reading)

Wildfires ravage Ventura County shortly after mass shooting

Just hours after a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks left 13 people dead, two wildfires broke out in Ventura County, resulting in numerous evacuation orders, as well as burned or damaged structures and Highway 101 closures. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Lyft driver accused of sexually assaulting intoxicated rider in Nipomo

Deputies arrested a Lyft driver on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman and then burglarizing her Nipomo home, according to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department press release. [Cal Coast Times] Jason Lamont Fenwick , 51, faces... (Continue reading)