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KCOY Underground asking viewers to boycott

The KCOY Underground is asking viewers to boycott KCOY News in February as part of an attempt to force the station back to local broadcasting and make a change in ownership. In early January, KCOY laid off meteorologist Jim Byrne... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water plan is just not working

OPINION By KAREN REED I was shocked when not much was said about the huge increases in water rates needed to fund the water system projects discussed at the Nov. 15 Paso Robles City Council meeting. After years of hard... (Continue reading)

CMC facing limited layoffs

Of the 545 layoff warning notices the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sent out last week, only seven went to employees of the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. As part of a state prison realignment that is slated... (Continue reading)

Warrant issued for Templeton sex offender

A Templeton man who pled guilty to sexually molesting two children failed to appear at a hearing Monday prompting the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Donald Baker, 40, has repeatedly not shown up for his sentencing hearings.... (Continue reading)

Christmas Day murder suspect feared evil government conspiracy

The Atascadero man who allegedly shot and killed two sisters in Santa Margarita in 2010 thought they were military leaders in an evil government conspiracy against the world, a forensic psychiatrist testified Monday. [Tribune] During the first day of Andrew... (Continue reading)

Lillian Larsen after school coordinator accused of sex with student

An after school programs coordinator at the Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel has been charged with engaging in unlawful sex with a 14-year-old boy she met on campus, authorities said Monday. Sarah Drown, 20, allegedly had an “affair” with... (Continue reading)

PR police union demands safe work environment

STATEMENT By PASO ROBLES POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION We as police officers and dispatchers are honored to serve the great citizens of Paso Robles and do so with pride. We know the responsible citizens of Paso Robles work very hard, pay... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police officer shot by best friend

The father of the Santa Maria police officer who was shot and killed while on duty Saturday morning by a fellow officer describes the shooter as his son’s best friend. [KSBY] Officer Matt Kline had attempted to arrest Albert Covarrubias,... (Continue reading)

Pot dispensaries, an answer to budget shortfalls?

Federal and city authorities continue to send conflicting messages to those Californians looking to open marijuana dispensaries. [SFChronicle] This February, officials within the city of Oakland are expected to grant permits to four new pot shops, doubling the number of... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police officer accused of sex with teen

The Santa Maria police officer who was shot and killed earlier today allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, Chief Dan Macagni said. Police discovered the 29-year-old suspect knew he was going to be arrested for sexual misconduct... (Continue reading)