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Bay Bridge will last a while

Is the Bay Bridge safe to traverse? Officials have been concerned that the structural integrity of the West’s most vulnerable landmark, the Bay Bridge, might be compromised after discovery of blatant falsification of testing data by individuals in the state’s... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman sentenced to six years in prison for fraud

A Paso Robles woman was sentenced this morning to 72 months in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud the United States Department of Education out of a $35 million grant, according to a U.S. Attorney’s office press release.... (Continue reading)

Police order Occupy SLO to stop lodging

Occupy SLO protesters agreed to stop sleeping at the county courthouse after San Luis Obispo police officers served a third notice on the campers at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday. The Nov. 18 notice of violation demands protesters stop lodging on... (Continue reading)

Raw milk sickens 5 California children

Raw milk products made in Fresno County are blamed for making five children sick with E. coli between August and October. [FresnoBee] The California Department of Food and Agriculture has initiated a state-wide recall and quarantine of raw milk products... (Continue reading)

Big money backs reshaped tax system

A $10 billion tax increase for Californians is the objective of a ensemble of billionaires and political insiders seeking to place an initiative on the Nov. 2012 ballot. Proposing an answer to the state’s constricting finances, a group calling itself... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in Shell Beach

A woman crossing westbound on Shell Beach Road near the Cliff’s Resort was struck by a car and killed Saturday night at about 6:50 p.m. in Pismo Beach. Emergency personnel transported the woman to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where she... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man wins $78 million lottery

An 82-year-old Paso Robles man claimed the $78 million jackpot won with a ticket he purchased at the 1 Stop at 703 Spring Street in Paso Robles, lottery officials said in a statement. “Charles Hairston is a laid back kinda... (Continue reading)

Oceano teen killed in drive-by shooting

The 17-year-old shot in the head Thursday night by a drive-by shooter in Oceano died at a local hospital this morning. At about 6:30 p.m., a drive-by shooter shot Gabriel Salgado, 17, of Oceano and an unnamed 14-year-old on the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly administrators working to divorce the state

UPDATE: Public Relations spokesperson Stacia Momburg said the university is denying Provost Robert Koob said the university is working to privatize. In addition, she said he did not say they plan to have students teach classes as part of the... (Continue reading)

Anti-gay marriage ban backers win one

Supporters of this state’s anti-gay marriage prohibition will be allowed to defend the ban in court after the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor Thursday. A legal challenge to Proposition 8, passed by voters in 2008, was halted... (Continue reading)