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Dumb protester of the week

A motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws died Saturday after he flipped over the bike’s handlebars and hit his head on the pavement. [AP] The accident happened Saturday afternoon in upstate New York near Syracuse. Phillip A.... (Continue reading)

Maria Shriver won’t be back

  Maria Shriver formally filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday, citing “irreconcilable difference.” [Los Angeles Times] The former California First Lady, married for 25 years to the actor and ex-governor, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in Los... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande wildfire grows to two acres

UPDATE: The Tally Fire, located at Huasna Road and Santa Domingo Road east of Arroyo Grande, has now burned four acres. Ground support, including four engines and 33 men, has reached the fire. Two more type three engines are in... (Continue reading)

SLO County seeking changes in Huasna Valley oil project

A San Luis Obispo County planning report is recommending that an oil field proposed for the Huasna Valley be scaled back somewhat to minimize visual impacts. [Tribune] A recently released environmental impact report recommends reducing the Excelaron oil project from... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Kid Serve mural artist arrested for child porn

Federal agents arrested a Bay Area mural artist on child pornography charges and discovered offensive images imbedded in murals he created throughout San Francisco, including one he built with students at Sunset Elementary School. [The Bay Citizen] The FBI arrested... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Marine severely injured in Afghanistan

A 21-year-old Grover Beach Marine lost his leg in an explosion while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. [SantaMariaTimes] On June 12, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cody Elliott was patrolling the Helmand Province when he walked into a... (Continue reading)

Prowling bear killed and identified

The black bear that has been pillaging chicken coops in a San Luis Obispo neighborhood near San Luis Obispo High School for the last week is dead. [Tribune] A federal trapper killed the bear during a late night stake out... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police report details fireman’s alleged assault

New details about a man’s alleged assault and battery at the hands of a San Luis Obispo firefighter who was angry with those who disapproved of an affair he was having are revealed in a lengthy police report. Even though the... (Continue reading)

California dream isn’t so golden any more

The last decade between 2000 and 2010 proved to be the biggest population slump of any period since the beginning of California’s statehood in 1850, according to the most recent census data. [CNN U.S.] The Golden State, the most populous... (Continue reading)

Feds approve coastal fireworks

Federal regulators on Tuesday gave the green light to July Fourth fireworks shows along the San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz county coasts. Activists have argued that explosions from popular annual pyrotechnics shows along the coast disturb marine life,... (Continue reading)