Sheriffs support early release prisoner bill

Faced with the cost of a rapidly growing inmate population, California sheriffs are backing a bill that would allow some felons to leave county jails before completing minimum sentences. The bill, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would grant... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police arrest four suspected burglars

Grover Beach police arrested four people they suspect might be responsible for a chain of commercial burglaries that have occurred during that past few months in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande. Early Saturday morning, a... (Continue reading)

Fatal crash near Lake Nacimiento

A Saturday evening car crash in rural Paso Robles has left one man dead and two others in critical  condition. California Highway Patrol officials said the car traveling on Gage Irving Road rolled and crashed into a tree ejecting the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero fire leaves victim with second degree burns

A victim suffered second degree burns as the result of a house fire in Atascadero on Saturday. [KCOY] The fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. on the 9000 block of Santa Lucia Road. Firefighters arrived to find the single... (Continue reading)

Homeless program saves taxpayers money

A program to provide permanent housing to some of Los Angeles County’s most hard-core homeless more than paid for itself, yielding a net savings of $238,700. [LATimes] Project 50 began in late 2007 with the goal of finding and housing... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district and regulators at impasse

By KAREN VELIE Regional water resources control board officials have pulled the plug on settlement negotiations with the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District over a December 2010 raw sewage spill, and called an impasse. As a result, a... (Continue reading)

Tsunami debris reaches West Coast

More than a year after a tsunami ripped a large dock from Japan’s shoreline, the 66-foot metal and concrete structure washed up on an Oregon beach. [USAToday] Japanese officials estimate the tsunami washed about 5 million tons of debris into... (Continue reading)

Gearhart owes county $207,000

The county tax collector has added his name to the growing list of people, banks and other businesses owed money by former North County developer Kelly V. Gearhart, claiming the Ohio resident is more than $207,000 in arrears in property... (Continue reading)

KCBX Inga Swearingen and friends concert, event photos

Celebrating 37 years of broadcasting to the Central Coast, KCBX provided an afternoon of live music in the beautiful outdoor setting of Tiber Canyon Ranch which featured vocalist Inga Swearingen  accompanied by various combinations of these musical talents: Find local... (Continue reading)

Local farm laborers, NAFTA, and child labor laws

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY It is time for a little recap on developments on past articles. The first is that the White House, after facing fierce political pressure from Republicans, rural Democrats and farm groups across the nation has backed... (Continue reading)