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Achadjian to lead effort to change rape law

Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian plans to introduce a bill that would expand the definition of rape to include impersonating the victim’s boyfriend, fiancé or significant other. [LA Times] Last week, a California state appeals court overturned the rape conviction... (Continue reading)

Officers lodge two claims of retaliation against Arroyo Grande

An Arroyo Grande Police officer says the city has failed to follow due process in dealing with a claim of retaliation, and the police officers’ union also has lodged an accusation of retaliation. On Dec. 31, Michelle Cota filed a... (Continue reading)

Fire extinguished at student housing near Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo firefighters extinguished a fire Sunday at a student housing complex near Cal Poly. The “suspicious” fire started on top of a mattress in a vacant, locked bedroom at Stenner Glen apartments, the San Luis Obispo Fire Department... (Continue reading)

Oceano needs to put residents first

OPINION By Lin HILL As a property owner in the Oceano Community Services District water and sewer service area, it has come to my attention that the OCSD office was closed from close of business Friday, December 21, 2012 through... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man foils carjacking attempt

A 22-year-old Santa Maria man fought back and was able to foil an attempted carjacking Saturday night. [Noozhawk] The unnamed 22-year-old was at Jones Street and College Avenue when he agreed to give a man and woman a ride, said... (Continue reading)

Islamic group practicing Jihad on San Francisco buses

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is advertising Jihad on the sides of San Francisco buses. [Huffington Post] CAIR is attempting to reclaim the meaning of the controversial term in its My Jihad campaign that uses billboards on city buses to... (Continue reading)

California homeless bill of rights proposed

A California lawmaker is pushing to add another category to the list of those protected from discrimination: homelessness. [SacramentoBee] The legislation titled the “Homeless Bill of Rights” by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco is meant to keep communities... (Continue reading)

State parks purposely hid millions

California parks department officials’ fears of embarrassment and possible budget cuts prompted them to deliberately conceal millions of dollars, according a new investigation by the state attorney general’s office. [LATimes] In the report released on Friday, investigators said the amount... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay Council rejects proposed sewer plant

By KAREN VELIE UPDATE: Morro Bay City Attorney Rob Schulz said Morro Bay is not pulling its application, it is asking that the Coastal Commission deny the application. At a highly contentious special meeting, the Morro Bay City Council voted... (Continue reading)

San Diego scandal cause for new Paso chief withdrawing?

The San Diego police captain slated to become Paso Robles’ next police chief has withdrawn his candidacy for the position. Manny Guaderrama, a 29-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, was set to earn up to $160,000 plus benefits... (Continue reading)