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Pair robs Atascadero store

Atascadero police are seeking the identity of two men who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store in an early-morning invasion Thursday. According to police officials, the men entered the store at 8000 El Camino Real just before 3 a.m. armed with... (Continue reading)

Overdose victim identified

Ashley Martel, the granddaughter of former KSBY anchor Rick Martel, died of an overdose Wednesday morning. Known for her struggle with addiction problems, the 23-year-old had been working to stay clean after discovering she was pregnant several months ago, a... (Continue reading)

23-year-old dies from drug overdose

A 23-year-old Grover Beach women died from an apparent drug overdose Wednesday morning. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital staff called police at about 4:17 a.m. to inform them that the woman suffered a drug overdose at a residence in the 1200... (Continue reading)

SLO rates rising despite abundance of water

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo water rates will increase next month for the eighth consecutive year even though the city currently only uses about 55 percent of its annual supply of water. As the city continues to raise rates,... (Continue reading)

Developers battle over Pismo Beach conference center

At the end of a meeting that lasted more than eight hours, the Pismo Beach City Council did not approve or deny the Spanish Springs project. The proposed project, by West Coast Housing Partners, spans 950 acres and is slated... (Continue reading)

Christianson wins SLO council seat

San Luis Obispo County Planning Commissioner Carlyn Christianson will fill the vacant seat on the San Luis Obispo City Council after winning a special election Tuesday night. Christianson captured 48 percent of the vote, edging former councilman Paul Brown who... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury report calls Templeton board dysfunctional

By KAREN VELIE At least one of Templeton’s elected officials is rude to the public and as a group they have failed to comply with laws set in place to provide transparency and to allow for public participation, according to... (Continue reading)

Armed robbery at Paso Robles bank

Paso Robles police are looking for a man who held up the Wells Fargo Bank on Spring Street at gunpoint on Tuesday. At about 9:20 a.m., the robber wearing a dark blue bandanna covering his face and carrying a semi-automatic... (Continue reading)

Burton named chief, again

Cal Poly alumnus Robert Burton was named Paso Robles’ new chief of police following city council endorsement Tuesday. Burton, 47, has been a captain with the department and was former Chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty’s top aide during her scandal-ridden administration. CalCoastNews... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles initiates plastic bag ban

There will be no more plastic bags in Los Angeles supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other big retailers following a resounding 11-1 vote by city council members Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times) The move is considered the first step toward a... (Continue reading)