Lois Capps running for reelection

Congresswoman Lois Capps announced on Friday, after the adoption of final congressional district lines by the California Redistricting Commission, that she plans to run for reelection. “I am pleased to announce that I will be running for election to the... (Continue reading)

SLO man arrested for felony DUI

Police arrested a San Luis Obispo man Thursday for allegedly driving drunk and injuring a pedestrian. Jeffrey Stein, 29, was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Cerro Romauldo when he struck a parked car, police said. A man loading packages... (Continue reading)

Feds raid Sanger pot farm, destroy thousands of plants

Thousands of marijuana plants were seized and destroyed, and at least 50 workers arrested as federal agents and Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies raided a giant pot plantation near Sanger on Thursday. [Fresno Bee] The pot-growing operation had observation towers, neatly... (Continue reading)

You can’t kill me, I’m a level 76

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG By now everyone knows that California’s stupid law prohibiting the sale of violent video games to children has been struck down by – no less than—the United States Supreme Court. In what many are claiming to... (Continue reading)

TSA agent arrested for stealing from passengers

Police arrested a TSA agent accused of stealing electronic devices from passengers and stuffing them down his pants before putting them up for sale online. [Broward/Palm Beach New Times] The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said 30-year-old Nelson Santiago... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach attorney arrested for grand theft

UPDATE: The San Luis Obispo Police Department says investigators have possibly identified additional victims as a result of searches conducted Thursday at Attorney William Peter Terhune’s Pismo Beach office and home. Terhune is facing charges of embezzlement and excessive taking of... (Continue reading)

Central Coast higher education costs skyrocket

All but one of the San Luis Obispo County area public higher education campuses are on a new list produced by the U.S. Department of Education showing colleges and universities with the fastest-rising tuition and fees – and those campuses... (Continue reading)

Weekend spotlight: Drag shows, alligators and ice cream

San Luis Obispo County started summer off with its fair amount of “June gloom,” but July has brought the shining sun, a free concert by Taylor Dayne, a block party featuring a 300 pound ice cream sandwich and a wild... (Continue reading)

SLO County projects and redevelopment funds in jeopardy

Under two new state laws, San Luis Obispo County’s five redevelopment agencies stand to lose a combined $4.5 million within the next year alone and several projects may be in jeopardy—that is if the law prevails over looming legal challenges... (Continue reading)

Government plans large-scale marijuana raids in six California counties

Marijuana growers in the Mendocino National Forest will be the targets of the largest series of law enforcement raids ever conducted in Northern California. [California Watch] Later this summer, as illegal grow operations start winding up for the surge in... (Continue reading)