County destroys 2,600 marijuana plants

County destroys 2,600 marijuana plants

San Luis Obispo County staffers seized 2,600 marijuana plants weighing 2.63 tons from six illegal grows in the Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley on Thursday, according to the county. Several years ago, commercial pot farms sprung up on numerous parcels of land in this desolate area adjacent to the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Read More ...
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Carjacking suspect found hiding in a hot-tub

Carjacking suspect found hiding in a hot-tub

Deputies arrested a Santa Maria man on Friday who allegedly attempted a carjacking while armed with a machete, according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department press release. Read More ...
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Supervisor Lynn Compton wins by 60 votes, election certified

Supervisor Lynn Compton wins by 60 votes, election certified

Supervisor Lynn Compton has officially won reelection in the hotly contested District 4 supervisor race, according to the final tally by the SLO County Clerk Recorder’s Office. Compton beat Democrat Jimmy Paulding by
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Former teacher to spend two weeks in jail for lewd act in Cal Poly library

Former teacher to spend two weeks in jail for lewd act in Cal Poly library

A former Guadalupe junior high school teacher will spend a couple weeks in San Luis Obispo County Jail for committing a lewd act in the Cal Poly library. On Oct. 18, 2017, Cal Poly police arrested James Ungricht, then 35, described as a solo sex act, which reportedly occurred on Oct. 3. Prosecutors said there were no victims, only witnesses. Read More ...
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Burglars nail SLO Apple Store again, other downtown phone store hit too

Burglars nail SLO Apple Store again, other downtown phone store hit too

For the third time in a span of less than a month, a burglar or burglars stole expensive equipment from the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo. Also on Thursday, separate burglars stole iPhones from the T Mobile store in downtown SLO, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Read More ...
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County destroys 2,600 marijuana plants

San Luis Obispo County staffers seized 2,600 marijuana plants weighing 2.63 tons from six illegal grows in the Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley on Thursday, according to the county.

Several years ago, commercial pot farms sprung up on numerous parcels of land in this desolate area adjacent to the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Read More …

Former teacher to spend two weeks in jail for lewd act in Cal Poly library

A former Guadalupe junior high school teacher will spend a couple weeks in San Luis Obispo County Jail for committing a lewd act in the Cal Poly library.

On Oct. 18, 2017, Cal Poly police arrested James Ungricht, then 35, described as a solo sex act, which reportedly occurred on Oct. 3. Prosecutors said there were no victims, only witnesses. Read More …

Burglars nail SLO Apple Store again, other downtown phone store hit too

For the third time in a span of less than a month, a burglar or burglars stole expensive equipment from the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo. Also on Thursday, separate burglars stole iPhones from the T Mobile store in downtown SLO, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Read More …

FPPC investigating Oceano director for conflicts of interests

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has mounted an investigation into Oceano Community Services District Director Linda Austin concerning conflict of interest allegations. In a written complaint, activist Julie Tacker accused Austin of voting on multiple projects that could financially impact properties owned by Austin in and around the community of Oceano. Read More …

Grover Beach council approves train station expansion project

The Grover Beach City Council approved construction contracts Tuesday for an approximately $3 million expansion of the train station in the South County city.

For years, Grover Beach officials have discussed renovating the Amtrak train station, which is located near the southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 1 and Grand Avenue. Read More …

$26 million conference center could be coming to Paso Robles

An approximately $26 million conference center could be coming soon to the grounds of the California Mid-State Fair.

The city of Paso Robles, the Paso Robles Event Center and Travel Paso, the city’s tourism marketing organization, are exploring the possibility of building a full-scale conference center, which would be the first of its kind in San Luis Obispo County. Read More …