Kelly Gearhart wins sentencing reduction

Kelly Gearhart wins sentencing reduction

Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart won a five-year sentence reduction on June 11. He is now scheduled for release on March 2, 2023. Read More ...
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SWAT teams and bomb squad come out to Grover Beach neighborhood

SWAT teams and bomb squad come out to Grover Beach neighborhood

Multiple SWAT teams and the county bomb squad raided a Grover Beach home early Monday morning, waking up neighbors as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. Read More ...
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Man gets more than four years in jail for sexually assaulting intoxicated woman in Atascadero

Man gets more than four years in jail for sexually assaulting intoxicated woman in Atascadero

A San Luis Obispo County man was sentenced Monday to more than four years in jail for assaulting an intoxicated woman at the Atascadero Lake Park. Read More ...
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Fire destroys Heritage Ranch house, displaces residents

Fire destroys Heritage Ranch house, displaces residents

A fire destroyed a Heritage Ranch house on Monday and spread into nearby vegetation, burning 4.3 acres of wildland, according to Cal Fire. Read More ...
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Santa Barbara County supervisors accused of catering to special pot interests

Santa Barbara County supervisors accused of catering to special pot interests

Santa Barbara County has become the unlikely capital of California’s legal pot market, and two of the county’s supervisors are facing allegations that they have been catering to people in the marijuana industry who have donated to their campaigns and with whom they have frequently met. Read More ...
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A wasted, empty gym

The middle school built this state-of-the-art gym a few years back and later replaced the outdoor basketball courts bordering Birch Avenue with schoolrooms. As a long time basketball player, I relished the idea of a gym in Cayucos. I could go down there and shoot around, and a few of us grown up locals could start games with the teenagers in town who loved the sport. Read More …