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Waage announces supervisor bid against Hill

Pismo Beach City Councilman Ed Waage said he will challenge incumbent District 3 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill in 2012. District 3 includes a large portion of San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, and Grover Beach. Hill, a... (Continue reading)

Woman accused of trying to buy a car with food stamps

Deputies arrested a Solvang woman for welfare fraud on Tuesday because she allegedly tried to buy a car with food stamps, according to a press release by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office. The arrest followed a two-week investigation. Krystal... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande girl died, brother arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Grover Beach man after his 17-year-old sister died from drugs he allegedly gave her. Theo Evan Macey, 27, allegedly provided his sister methadone. She was found dead on the morning of May... (Continue reading)

Protect soldiers’ benefits

By JAVIER DURAN As a member of the armed forces, and being currently deployed to Afghanistan, I am taken back by the thought of the legislature using my family living in San Luis Obispo’s benefits as means to address the... (Continue reading)

Athletes pack pro-plastic political message

High school football players delivered a political message along with barbecue chicken dinners last weekend at an Atascadero fundraiser, surprising some parents, risking their boosters' non-profit status, and igniting a brisk debate about plastic bags and exploitation of students. Student athletes... (Continue reading)

Sexual harassment rampant in schools

Nearly half of America’s middle and high school students report being the target of some form of sexual harassment during the 2010-11 school year, a major national survey suggests. Students said they were harassed in person or electronically, via texting,... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court to hear redevelopment argument

With San Luis Obispo County’s five redevelopment agencies slated to lose a combined $4.5 million, local officials are watching as the California Supreme Court this week listens to arguments that the decision by state lawmakers to use redevelopment funds to... (Continue reading)

Judge delays appointing De Vaul receiver

In the latest chapter in the Sunny Acres controversy, a judge decided to give San Luis Obispo rancher Dan De Vaul another 30 days before choosing whether to appoint a receiver to oversee his clean and sober living facility. At... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty planning walkout

Faculty members at Cal Poly are planning to walk out of classes on Tuesday for a brief protest over Chancellor Charles Reed's decision to cancel scheduled raises. Faculty from CSU campuses throughout California will protest against the “1 percent” who run... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart accused of assault

No arrests were made or charges filed in connection with a July disturbance with injuries at the Ohio home of former Atascadero man-of-the-year Kelly Gearhart Terry Locklear, 55, said he is still recovering from the altercation where he contends Gearhart... (Continue reading)