Pismo Beach attorney sentenced to probation

The Pismo Beach attorney who plead no contest to charges he embezzled more than a quarter-million dollars from a deceased client’s estate was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution on Monday. Judge Barry LaBarbera credited William... (Continue reading)

Oceano board member resigns following DUI arrest

Oceano Community Services District Board Member Richard Searcy wrote a letter of resignation and plans to step down at Wednesday’s board meeting, sources said. CHP officers arrested Searcy, 59, on Thursday for DUI after he swerved off U.S. Highway 101,... (Continue reading)

Designated drivers may be robots

Vehicles without drivers may soon be zipping around California streets and highways following unanimous approval Monday by the state Senate of authorizing legislation. If the Assembly endorses S.B 1298 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the governor will have the opportunity... (Continue reading)

Listeria discovered in Salinas lettuce

Lettuce samples from a Salinas farm have been found to be contaminated with listeria and a recall of bagged salads containing the lettuce has been initiated. No illnesses have been reported. [KCOP] River Ranch Fresh Foods voluntarily recalled packages of... (Continue reading)

Oceano board member suspected of drunk driving rollover

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District Board Member Richard Searcy is suspected of driving under the influence and causing an accident on Thursday night that shut down a portion of northbound U.S. Highway 101 for more than an hour.... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment drops amid job growth

San Luis Obispo County is ranked sixth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is ranked number one with an... (Continue reading)

Bills focus on lowering prison recidivism

Prompted by stories of former prisoners unable to get jobs and assimilate into society because of the stigma of a felony conviction, California lawmakers are considering three bills that would make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs. [MyDesert] One... (Continue reading)

Man accused of murdering Oceano teen

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Santa Maria man for the gang related killing of an Oceano teen. On Nov. 17, Armando Yepez, 21, allegedly participated in the drive-by shooting of Gabriel Salgado, 17, and an unnamed 14-year-old... (Continue reading)

Paso citizen group plans meet

The inaugural public meeting of a newly-formed Paso Robles citizen action group, Change Paso Robles Now, or CPRN2012, is set for Saturday at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 2615 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, from 2-4 p.m. Chair Karen... (Continue reading)

Rare solar events predicted

Three visually distinctive solar events will occur during the next two weeks, with a rare partial solar eclipse visible Sunday evening. (San Francisco Chronicle) A partial lunar eclipse will follow several days later, and then will come a rare visual... (Continue reading)