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Paso Robles wines earn top rankings

Two red wines from San Luis Obispo County have been prominently included in a list of best red wines on the West Coast. [San Francisco Chronicle] The publication articulates its opinion of the top 100 wines and has this to... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man murder charge dropped to assisting suicide

The San Luis Obispo county District Attorney’s Office reduced the charge against an 86-year-old Los Osos man from murder to assisted suicide in the death of his 81-year-old wife. George Taylor told a ranger at Montana de Oro State Park... (Continue reading)

FEMA supports Atascadero earthquake expenditures

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ontario office reaffirmed its previous decisions to fund $8 million in San Simeon earthquake-related repair projects for the City of Atascadero in a response to an audit report by the Office of Inspector General... (Continue reading)

Balloon Fest 2012, event photos

The sun dawns on a huge group of excited teenagers all intensely engaged and excited by an opportunity to do science and engineering on Dec. 8. Eighty-Seven students in 24 teams from local middle and high schools compete to answer... (Continue reading)

Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers

The very Happiest Place in San Luis Obispo County on a rainy day, or on a sunny day, is the Point San Luis Lighthouse (guarding Avila). We learned this when the Lighthouse Keepers hosted our first Victorian Make Merry at... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles gang members arrested in statewide drug sweep

A drug sweep conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies Wednesday led to the arrests of several Paso Robles gang members for involvement in a narcotics ring. About 200 officers, including San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies, participated in the sweep... (Continue reading)

Death video ignites controversy

A graphic video showing a Manteca police officer firing 11 bullets into the body of a parolee has unleashed a heated controversy in the Central California town following the video’s release by attorneys for the man’s family. [San Francisco Chronicle,... (Continue reading)

Cambria murder suspect deemed incompetent

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge ruled a Cambria man suspected of murdering his brother last August is incompetent to stand trial. [Tribune] Judge Jacquelyn Duffy found Brandon Henslee, 22, not currently able to assist in his own defense... (Continue reading)

Gag orders harder to get in January

Gag orders in legal settlements involving lawsuits against state-licensed professionals will no longer be legal in January. [California Watch] The law will facilitate consumers’ contact with state agencies in cases where further disciplinary of corrective action might be called for.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer issues prompt suicide?

In 2011, Gewynn Tayor confronted San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson over his claim that Los Osos residents can cover the cost of the proposed sewer project with the equity in their homes. Gewynn said his premise was incorrect... (Continue reading)