North County man arrested after armed standoff

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who fired a rifle at deputies before barricading himself in a garage in rural Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m., deputies responded to calls that Aaron Macay... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill gets lectured on the First Amendment

The public comment period during this week’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting turned into a lecture on the First Amendment for 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill. [New Times] Hill shut down comments from Los Osos activist Linde... (Continue reading)

CMC guard guilty of smuggling

A employee at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for smuggling tobacco to prisoners. [Tribune] Kevin George Malone, 48, was found guilty of three bribery counts in accepting $20,000... (Continue reading)

Kids’ lunch money being misspent

A Southern California school district is under fire from state regulators for allegedly misspending $1.5 million in government funds intended for impoverished students’ free and reduced price lunches. Baldwin Park School District will be required to repay the funds, according... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigration targeted by trio

Three conservative Republican activists are backing a two-pronged initiative proposal intended to stem illegal immigration in California. The proposal for Nov. 2012 would impose limits on financial assistance and Medi-Cal participation, and require the state’s law enforcement agencies to work... (Continue reading)

Greed: The real American dream

OPINION By STACEY WARDE At my college graduation in 1984, a candidate receiving a degree in American Studies stepped up to the podium for his diploma, and someone in the audience proclaimed loudly, “What the hell can you do with... (Continue reading)

County waives $20,000 in fees to allow DeVaul to build at Sunny Acres

In the the latest chapter of the Sunny Acres controversy, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed to waive more than $20,000 in fees to allow Dan De Vaul to build a new residence on his Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion sighted in Pismo Beach

The Pismo Beach Police department has confirmed a recent mountain lion sighting near Chumash Park. Police are warning the public to exercise caution in the park and surrounding areas. The following are guidelines regarding encounters with mountain lions: • Do... (Continue reading)

Man accused of Arroyo Grande home invasion

A Santa Maria man is accused of forcing himself into a rural Arroyo Grande home in mid-August and tying up two brothers before robbing them and pistol whipping one of the victims. Santa Maria police officers arrested Silas Nathaniel Kanady,... (Continue reading)

How the West Was Fun, event photos section two

Yea ha! The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum drew more than 200 cowboys, saloon girls and cattle rustlers to the Avila Beach Resort for bull riding and line dancing on Oct. 14.  Richard Gearhart won the bull riding contest putting... (Continue reading)