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Two Pismo Beach Stores Caught in Sting

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Two Pismo Beach stores sold tobacco to a teenager during a sting operation on Tuesday. Police recruited a local teenager to try to purchase tobacco at 17 Pismo Beach stores. The teen bought tobacco at De Palo and Sons on Shell Beach Road and Pismo Food Store on Price Street. The police conducted the sting operation as part of an ... Read More »

Homeless Services Center to be Built

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Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County announced yesterday it has agreed with Condor Enterprises LLC. to buy 9.7 acres of land on Prado Road to build a Homeless Services Center. The deal is part of a joint agreement between CAPSLO and the Regional Transit Authority to use 6.5 acres of the land for a transit maintenance facility. The ... Read More »

FedEx and Silverado Stages Being Sued for Bus Accident

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Silverado Stages, a San Luis Obispo-based charter bus company, and FedEx are being sued by Miles Hill, a survivor of the crash caused by a FedEx truck hitting a tour bus full of students last month. Hill is suing for negligence, claiming that the bus didn’t have a proper escape method and the FedEx driver negligently crossed the middle of ... Read More »

Third Candidate Entered Race for District Attorney

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A third candidate has entered the SLO County District Attorney race as a write-in. Defense attorney Paul Phillips entered the race because he feels that both candidates are just business-as-usual and that being the one candidate outside the DA’s office gives him a fresh perspective. Phillips believes that both candidates would have difficulty in running the office because Covello lacks ... Read More »

Two Fires Along Central Coast Yesterday

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Two fires happened on the Central Coast yesterday. Firefighters spent the night containing an eight-acre fire at Blue Heron Drive and Ana Bay Road in Avila Beach.  People were evacuated. The fire was caused by a tree blown down by high winds into a PG&E power line above the Avila Beach Golf Resort. The second fire was a Santa Maria house ... Read More »

Coach Charged With Sex Crimes

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A Santa Ynez youth coach is being charged with sex crimes against a child. Forty-two-year-old Jose Diaz was arrested Tuesday in Solvang for having sexual relations with a teenager when she was 14 and 15 years old. Diaz has been coaching with the local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) girl's league for 18 years, leading detectives to be worried about ... Read More »

SLO City Council Votes Down Ban on Outdoor Marijuana Grows

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The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 to reject an ordinance banning outdoor medical marijuana grows. The proposed ordinance also banned mobile medical marijuana operations and allowed for indoor grows that were inside 50 square feet of space. About 50 people spoke in public comment for over three hours, with an overwhelming majority against the ordinance. The ordinance was ... Read More »

Santa Barbara City College Student Arrested for Sexual Assault

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A Santa Barbara City College student was arrested for sexually assaulting two high school students in Isla Vista. Twenty-eight-year-old Isla Vista resident Deon Kitt is being charged with rape by force and/or fear and two counts of rape of an intoxicated or drugged victim. The victims are 17 and 18 years old.  Kitt is being held at the Santa Barbara ... Read More »

Two Fires in Avila Beach

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Two fires occurred yesterday around 5:45 p.m. in Avila Beach. The first fire was at Ana Bay Road, and the second was in the area of Avila Beach Drive and Cave Landing Road. The Ana Bay Road fire was contained to 10 acres, while the Cave Landing fire was restricted to a quarter of an acre. Power lines were down, ... Read More »

Central Coast Cities React to Prayer Ruling

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Central Coast cities are reacting to Monday's Supreme Court ruling that prayer before city council meetings are constitutional. The Court said the prayers don't violate the separation of church and state if they are ceremonial and don't spread a religious faith. The Pismo Beach City Council voted to stop prayer before its meetings a couple of weeks ago after it ... Read More »

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