Morro Bay Police hunting religious taggers

Morro Bay Police are searching for the taggers responsible for spray painting religious phrases throughout the city. The graffiti includes statements such as Jesus loves you and I am with Jesus. The vandalism has been discovered on benches and trash... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles priest raped immigrant boys

A Los Angeles priest used bondage and targeted illegal immigrants in his decades long practice of raping Southern California boys, Catholic church records released Monday show. [LA Times] Confidential letters filed as evidence in a civil case against Father Nicholas... (Continue reading)

Atascadero hiker found uninjured

The Atascadero man who went missing while hiking near Ragged Point was found uninjured Monday morning. Richard Gates, 44, of Atascadero left around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday to go hiking near Ragged Point. He was equipped with survival gear including... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande may sell property to fund police station

The Arroyo Grande City Council will discuss selling city properties to help fund the construction of a new police station. After Arroyo Grande voters twice rejected ballot measures to fund a new police station, the council voted last November to... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara DA says sexual predator should live in SLO

A sexual predator twice convicted of rape could become San Luis Obispo’s newest transient if the Santa Barbara District Attorney completes a “Hail Mary.” [Noozhawk] The California Third District Court of Appeal will hear arguments Wednesday on the proper parole... (Continue reading)

Could California college costs increase despite Prop 30?

Governor Jerry Brown proposed a budget that includes a nearly $200 million increase in community college funding, yet critics say it could actually make the system more expensive. [LA Times] In addition to the funding increase from Proposition 30, Brown... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson admits to officer brutality

By KAREN VELIE In response to a citizen complaint, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson  confirmed that under the color of authority a deputy used excessive and unnecessary force in dealing with a minor traffic violation. Under former sheriff... (Continue reading)

Facebook’s new search is Google’s nightmare come true

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Although the stock market yawned at Facebook’s announcement of “Graph Search,” its new search service, with investors wagering it would only hurt smaller, vertical search services like Yelp and Linkedin, the truth is that it is... (Continue reading)

Crews searching for missing Atascadero man

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit is searching for an Atascadero man who went hiking Saturday morning and never returned home. Richard Gates, 44, of Atascadero left around 6:30 a.m. to go hiking near Ragged... (Continue reading)

Asians immigration to California surpasses Latino immigration

During the past decade, the number of Asian immigrants has increased becoming two and a half times greater than Latino numbers, according to census data. [SacramentoBee] In 2001, 42 percent of immigrants coming to California were from Latin America while... (Continue reading)