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Four bodies found in 13 days near Central Coast roadways

By KAREN VELIE In less than two weeks, four bodies were found off roadways in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Shortly before noon on Sept. 18, a juvenile driving with his father spotted a body in a... (Continue reading)

San Simeon board member resigns, officials mum on future plans

By KAREN VELIE A San Simeon Community Services District elected official resigned shortly after county prosecutors filed a civil suit on Sept. 28 alleging illegal business practices and false advertising against a company paid to manage the district. At a... (Continue reading)

SLO County COVID-19 cases level off with no new deaths

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County 0n Friday reported 257 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days, with a steady daily case average of 63 and no new deaths. “We continue to see too many of our... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for schoolchildren

By KAREN VELIE California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that the state will mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for children to attend schools in-person. The mandate will take effect following the vaccine gaining full federal Food and Drug Administration approval.... (Continue reading)

Why did Morro Bay officials select the site of the water recycling plant?

Writer’s Note: This is part five of a story, told in installments, about the corruption involved in Morro Bay’s water reclamation facility. Part one is about Morro Bay City Council’s bait-and-switch. OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY Have you wondered why the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man aims gun at CHP helicopter during standoff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man pointed a rifle at a CHP helicopter during a standoff with authorities in rural Paso Robles on Thursday that was preceded by the suspect allegedly firing shots outside his home. The man’s wife called 911... (Continue reading)

Sheriff nixes San Luis Obispo sex offender’s home detention plan

By KAREN VELIE In another twist, the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department will not allow a former Morro Bay High School teacher, who was convicted of having sex with an underage student, serve his sentence at home. Instead, Tyler Andree... (Continue reading)

Former Morro Bay teacher wins appeal, avoids jail time

BY JOSH FRIEDMAN A former Morro Bay High School teacher who had been sentenced to four months in jail for sexual offenses involving underage students will instead serve his time in home detention, following a ruling on Wednesday. Tyler Andree,... (Continue reading)

Thieves caught on video snatching rug from Madonna Inn

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pair of thieves stole a rug from the Madonna Inn Saturday night in what may have been part of a prank or initiation. The stolen rug has a Madonna Inn logo, which is something the thieves... (Continue reading)

District attorney sues San Simeon manager over alleged illegal practices

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed a civil suit on Tuesday alleging illegal business practices and false advertising against a company paid to manage the San Simeon Community Services District (CSD). The complaint accuses... (Continue reading)