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Deputy Sheriff’s Association endorses Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill

Supervisor candidates Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill collected endorsements from the San Luis Obispo Deputy Sheriff’s Association on Tuesday. In March, members of the employee union group, which represents correctional officers and dispatchers, interviewed candidates from both the 5th and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man gets 26 years for homophobic murder

An Atascadero man who murdered his 66-year-old wife for allegedly accepting a gay relative was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Police arrested Kenneth Leroy Cockrell, 60, on... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students cleaning up Sunny Acres

A group of Cal Poly students is working to bring Dan De Vaul’s 72-acre ranch and sober living facility   north of San Luis Obispo up to code. [Tribune] After years of the county battling De Vaul over code requirements, in... (Continue reading)

Change Paso is getting to work

By DANIEL BLACKBURN There are many problems facing Paso Robles these days, and most of them have been caused by poor management in an environment where cronyism thrives, said the co-chairperson of a new group with “change” high in its... (Continue reading)

American Perspective Bank selling for $45 million

San Luis Obispo headquartered American Perspective Bank announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for sale to Portland-based Umpqua Bank for approximately $44.7 million. Umpqua, the largest Oregon-based bank, expects to finalize the transaction in mid-2012, pending regulatory... (Continue reading)

Former Oceano board member David Angello dead at 58

David Angello, a four term member of the Oceano Community Services District Board, died Sunday following a lengthy illness. He was 58. During his 16 years on the board, Angello promoted the Oceano Senior Center and was the driving force... (Continue reading)

CSU exploring two-tier tuition system

California State University officials are considering a two-tiered tuition system with privatized classes running about double the cost of state subsidized classes. [CaliforniaWatch] In 2010, officials began exploring whether they could offer more remediation classes and high-demand “bottleneck” classes through... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed on behalf of San Luis Obispo’s homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city officials are accused of discrimination, harassment and the criminalization of homeless people, in a lawsuit filed on Friday. At the behest of city officials, police wake up homeless sleeping in their cars and... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man accidentally shoots 2 teens

A Santa Maria man showing two teens a handgun was arrested after the weapon accidentally discharged, seriously wounding two teenage boys on Sunday. [SantaMariaTimes] Mansa Evans, 35, was at his home on the 600 block of East Central showing the... (Continue reading)

Intruder attacks man during Pismo Beach burglary

Pismo Beach police are searching for a thief who became violent after being caught burglarizing an apartment on the 700 block of Dolliver Street. Early Easter morning, the victim awoke to find two men rifling through his things, police said.... (Continue reading)