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Solomon out as Paso Robles chief

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Lisa Solomon has stepped down as chief of police of Paso Robles following a tumultuous two months of relentless accusations by her own officers of sexual misconduct. An agreement between her and the city calls for payment... (Continue reading)

App to Solomon: Lovely Lisa Meter Maid

Paso Robles City Manager Jim App labeled Police Chief Lisa Solomon as "Lovely Lisa Meter Maid” in one of a number of sometimes bizarre emails between top city staff, in which App also identified himself as “P.B.G. phat bald guy.” In... (Continue reading)

Will Paso Robles police chief be canned tonight?

Lisa Solomon told her officers she plans to remain the Paso Robles chief of police, a claim that appears to be up to city leaders who are slated to discuss disciplining or dismissing her at tonight’s city council meeting. Listed... (Continue reading)

Former Cuesta College President Grace Mitchell dead at 78

Dr. Grace Mitchell, the first woman to serve as president of Cuesta College, died Monday at her home in Marin County following a lengthy illness. She was 78. Mitchell joined Cuesta in 1989 as the college’s third president. She retired... (Continue reading)

Term limits plan moves forward

An initiative changing term limits for members of the California Legislature will go before voters in November. If the measure meets with voter approval, a politician would be allowed to serve only 12 years instead of 14, and only in... (Continue reading)

CSU officials freeze spring enrollment

Amidst uncertain financing, California State University officials announced plans to freeze enrollment at most campuses, including Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, in the spring and possibly wait-list all fall applicants while waiting for the outcome of a proposed tax... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren named in drunk driving lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren is being sued for allegedly allowing his son to drive a vehicle he owned, knowing the teenager had a problem with drugs and alcohol abuse. On June 16, Kirk Ogren drove his... (Continue reading)

Kill California sea lions?

The U.S. Government has authorized the limited killing of California sea lions in an attempt to protect endangered Columbia River salmon in Oregon and Washington. [LaredoSun] On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approved the sanctioned killing of... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach proposes water rate increase

Grover Beach officials are proposing a 10 percent water rate increase to make up for a budget shortfall partially caused by a loan defaulted on by the city’s now defunct redevelopment agency. [Tribune] In an attempt to close an estimated... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for attempted assault of a SLO officer

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly attempting to run his car into a police officer Saturday at about 6 p.m. Two officers on bicycles first attempted to stop Brian Lima of King City for driving erratically... (Continue reading)