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Arroyo Council may ask developer 4 Less

The Arroyo Grande City Council decided Tuesday night to put plans to bring a Food 4 Less to town on hold. [KSBY] Developer Nick Tompkins wants permission to build a shopping center at the corner of Grand and Courtland that... (Continue reading)

Military mum on mystery missile

Look up in the sky. it’s a bird! it’s a plane! It’s a — what the is that???? People are playing the guessing game across the country as U.S. military officials said Tuesday that they are trying to determine who... (Continue reading)

PG&E executive caught spying on critics

A senior PG&E executive, responsible for overseeing the utility’s controversial SmartMeter program, has admitted using a false name to try to join an online group opposed to the meters and secretly monitoring other online forums critical of PG&E. [Mercury News] William... (Continue reading)

Adult students to protest at Cal Poly Tuesday

Cal Poly students enrolled in a special, and apparently cost-beneficial, Cal Poly adult education degree program are set to protest Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of students from the school’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) are gathering outside the Administration Building between 4:30... (Continue reading)

Mentally disabled Paso Robles man missing

Los Angeles Police are searching for a Paso Robles man with diminished mental capacity who went missing in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon. [BeverlyHillsCourier] Loren John Nauta, who is 41 but has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old, was last seen... (Continue reading)

Randy Quaid claims conspiracy is out to get him

A Santa Barbara County judge forfeited Randy Quaid’s $500,000 bail while the actor was telling a national TV audience that a conspiracy was out to get him and other celebrities. [Noozhawk] Quaid and his wife Evi remain fugitives on the... (Continue reading)

Historic neighborhoods at risk in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By PEG PINARD When the onerous $10,000 per infraction and up to $5,000 a day for 30 days fines were removed from the proposed San Luis Obispo historic ordinance, it may have been tempting to think that was the... (Continue reading)

Oceano’s jobless rate highest in San Luis Obispo County

Several south San Luis Obispo County communities have the areas highest unemployment rates, according to figures released by the state’s Employment Development Department. Oceano leads the county with an 18.4 percent jobless rate for September. Trailing is Nipomo at 13.2 percent,... (Continue reading)

Jerry Brown: Flip-flop No. 1

It didn’t take long. California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown told a Wednesday morning press conference that he will not be moving to Sacramento, contradicting an earlier pledge and creating his first official flip-flop. [Capitol Alert] “I will live in Oakland, but... (Continue reading)

John Summer exits Visitors & Conference Bureau

John Summer, the former local television news anchor, has decided to step down as executive director of the county’s Visitors & Conference Bureau (VCB) after less than a year on the job. [Tribune] Summer’s decision, effective Nov. 1. comes just... (Continue reading)