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Atascadero fire leaves victim with second degree burns

A victim suffered second degree burns as the result of a house fire in Atascadero on Saturday. [KCOY] The fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. on the 9000 block of Santa Lucia Road. Firefighters arrived to find the single... (Continue reading)

Homeless program saves taxpayers money

A program to provide permanent housing to some of Los Angeles County’s most hard-core homeless more than paid for itself, yielding a net savings of $238,700. [LATimes] Project 50 began in late 2007 with the goal of finding and housing... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district and regulators at impasse

By KAREN VELIE Regional water resources control board officials have pulled the plug on settlement negotiations with the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District over a December 2010 raw sewage spill, and called an impasse. As a result, a... (Continue reading)

Tsunami debris reaches West Coast

More than a year after a tsunami ripped a large dock from Japan’s shoreline, the 66-foot metal and concrete structure washed up on an Oregon beach. [USAToday] Japanese officials estimate the tsunami washed about 5 million tons of debris into... (Continue reading)

Gearhart owes county $207,000

The county tax collector has added his name to the growing list of people, banks and other businesses owed money by former North County developer Kelly V. Gearhart, claiming the Ohio resident is more than $207,000 in arrears in property... (Continue reading)

KCBX Inga Swearingen and friends concert, event photos

Celebrating 37 years of broadcasting to the Central Coast, KCBX provided an afternoon of live music in the beautiful outdoor setting of Tiber Canyon Ranch which featured vocalist Inga Swearingen  accompanied by various combinations of these musical talents: Find local... (Continue reading)

Local farm laborers, NAFTA, and child labor laws

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY It is time for a little recap on developments on past articles. The first is that the White House, after facing fierce political pressure from Republicans, rural Democrats and farm groups across the nation has backed... (Continue reading)

SLO cited for dumping hazardous waste

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo city attorney Christine Dietrick said in an email Wednesday afternoon that the San Luis Obispo fire department which lodged the notice of violation against the city is a CUPA participating agency overseen by San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Arnold, Hill, Mecham prevail

Voters in the county’s fifth supervisor district turned their backs on incumbent Jim Patterson Tuesday, giving the nod to Debbie Arnold and creating a conservative majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. In the third district, incumbent... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police station bond fails

Arroyo Grande voters have again rejected a measure to fund the construction of a new police station. Even though a majority of the voters – 61.2 percent – approved the measure, the $6.7 million bond measure needed two-thirds approval –... (Continue reading)