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San Luis Obispo County News

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2 hrs ago | New Times SLO

Assistant DA Tim Covello announces resignation

Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello will resign from his position in San Luis Obispo County and transition to a new role with the Office of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA

6 hrs ago |

South County teens spiff up their animals for Santa Maria fair

Meet a few of the SLO County youth showing livestock Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the 123rd annual Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria.


Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Nipomo, CA

10 hrs ago |

For Robbins Family Farm, success is ripe for the picking

Robbins Family Farm in Arroyo Grande produces olive oils, on the left, and imports balsamic vinegars, on the right, from Italy.


Related Topix: Arroyo Grande, CA, Paso Robles, CA, Agriculture, Science

14 hrs ago | New Times SLO

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo dishes out summer lovin'

More than 16,000 children in San Luis Obispo County are eligible to receive free or reduced price lunches during the school year.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Family, Kids, Education Etc., San Miguel, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Nipomo’s Baker to continue college baseball career at NAIA school

Nipomo High school graduate Marc Baker was one of six Allan Hancock College baseball players to earn spots with four-year universities, the school announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Nipomo, CA

Solarize SLO County can help homeowners install solar electric systems

For the second year in a row, two nonprofits have teamed up to offer a group purchasing program for homeowners interested in installing residential solar electric systems.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Paso Robles, CA, Arroyo Grande, CA

Panga boat found abandoned on San Simeon beach

The boat, estimated to be between 30 and 35 feet long, was found at 2:50 a.m., according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office .


Related Topix: San Simeon, CA

Owner of Los Osos pet shop has learned to expect the unexpected

Susie Robertson, owner of Squeaks, Chirps & Bubbles Pet & Feed Store in Los Osos, holds Jade and Ruby, Solomon Island Eclectus parrots .


Related Topix: Los Osos, CA, Morro Bay, CA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Multiple fires near Lake Nacimiento and Lake San AntonioMultiple...

Multiple fires near Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio The Interlake Fire in southern Monterey County is 60-percent contained.


Related Topix: Lake Nacimiento, CA, Monterey County, CA

Two key groups drop their support for Paso Robles groundwater district bill

Two North County water groups that proposed forming a management district for the Paso Robles groundwater basin announced Monday they are withdrawing their support for a bill in the state Legislature that would help create the district.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Two arrested on drug charges in Paso Robles

Angelica Erminia Aguilar , 38, of Paso Robles was arrested Saturday, July 5, 2014, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, Drugs

Debbie Peterson to run for re-election as Grover Beach mayor

Two City Council seats also are open in November. Candidates for councils and boards throughout San Luis Obispo County can start filing nomination papers July 14. As mayor, Peterson has overseen a number of projects and issues, she said in a news release, including the Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center project at Highway 1 and West Grand ... (more)


Related Topix: Grover Beach, CA

Search of Atascadero homes allegedly uncovers honey oil lab, drugs for sale

Authorities allegedly discovered 4.6 grams of heroin, a half-gram of methamphetamine, more than six ounces of marijuana and more than $8,800 in cash at a home on the 8000 block of Santa Rosa Road in Atascadero.


Related Topix: Drugs, Atascadero, CA

Good step to protect

The San Luis Obispo County Chumash Council would like to thank Congresswoman Lois Capps for her introduction of the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act.


Related Topix: Lois Capps, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Cal Coast News

San Luis Obispo fined for dumping hazardous waste

After first denying the dumping of hazardous chemicals violated the law, the city of San Luis Obispo paid an $8,690 penalty in May for the illegal dumping at the city's corporate yard.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Human activity sparks most wildfires

The last three rain seasons have been the second driest on record at Cal Poly , with a total of 39.6 inches of rain.


Related Topix: Hume, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Weather, Fire

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Paso Robles sues Gateway project developer, halts application review

The city of Paso Robles has sued the developer of a major annexation project proposing hotels and vineyards near the Target shopping center on the south end of town, saying the applicant hasn't reimbursed the city the $110,046 it spent to evaluate the development.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA

Overcrowded with dogs, animal shelter seeks foster familes

Dogs out for their afternoon exercise Thursday, July 3, get excited as visitors pass by at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter, whose dog kennels are full ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, when even more dogs are expected to arrive.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Pets, Guinea Pigs, San Luis Obispo, CA, Morro Bay, CA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Historical Society preserves past, creates future memories

If the walls at the Cambria Historical Museum at the corner of Burton Drive and Center Street could talk, they’d tell some of the same tales Jerry Praver will offer on July 17. ‘Hear ye, hear ye!” You’ve read all about it, you may have seen the display, and now you can hear all about it! Highway 1, which celebrated its 75th ... (more)


Related Topix: Cambria, CA, Atascadero, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

New Times SLO

Drought, no doubt: South County's water-saving plans are kicking into high gear

Seeing as the emergency in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin and the dire water situations in coastal Cambria and Morro Bay have drawn a lot of attention, some locals may be surprised to learn that Southern San Luis Obispo County has water issues of its own.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Paso Robles, CA, Cambria, CA, Morro Bay, CA