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  • Prior to the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District Board voting on Oct. 4 to censure Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, attorney Stew Jenkins sent a letter rebutting an investigator's report supporting for censure. At the Board hearing, Jenkins presented another copy of the letter, and presented the following statement defending Mayor Jim Hill One: You have been left holding the bag to later take the blame for voting yes to censure Mayor Jim Hill on completely false charges manufactured by Liebert, Cassidy and Whitmore.

  • American Riviera Bank has announced it has furthered its commitment to San Luis Obispo County with the purchase of its first branch building in Paso Robles. The building at 1601 Spring St. will be American Riviera Bank's first full-service bank branch in San Luis Obispo County.

  • Staff from CenCal Health and Community Health Centers of the Central Coast gather to celebrate opening of CHCCC's Oceano/Del Mar clinic. In an effort to raise awareness about the many services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the services America's health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week in August.

  • The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a prescribed burn Oct. 11 or 12 at 5555 Santa Maria Mesa Road, with a burn window through Oct. 31. The goal of the one-day burn is to reduce the risk of wildfire. Approximately 209 acres of grassland and Venturian coastal sage scrub will be burned.

  • After the remains of Lucinda Marie Gouin, 47, of Santa Maria were discovered at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Santa Barbara County sheriff 's investigators labeled the death "suspicious." The Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy Wednesday, "and determined Gouin did not have any physical trauma to her body," said Kelly Hoover, a sheriff's spokeswoman.

  • American Riviera Bank has completed the purchase of a building in Paso Robles that will house its newest branch, the bank announced on Oct. 3. Located at 1601 Spring St., the branch is set to open in early 2018 and will be the first full-service branch of American Riviera Bank in San Luis Obispo County. It will occupy 4,957 square feet and will have a large parking lot, a drive-up teller and an ATM.

  • Chuck Graham is a contributor to Writers on the Range, the opinion service of High Country News . When he isn't leading kayak tours at the Channel Islands National Park, he spends many days photographing the wilds of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

  • Phillips 66 has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit challenging San Luis Obispo County's denial of its plan to build a rail spur to transport crude oil to its Nipomo refinery, environmental groups said Monday. The move was celebrated Monday by opponents, who had pleaded with officials to prevent an increase of oil-filled trains from rolling by their homes, schools and businesses with the potential for derailment.

  • In addition to the frenetic work of harvest, student intern Michael Overholt is busy conducting a research study to quantify the impact of shade cloth on vines at Tolosa Vineyards & Winery in San Luis Obispo County's Edna Valley AVA. The study will follow specific blocks of vines and their fruit from vraison through harvest, vinification, pre- and post-bottling.

  • For several months before a 60-year-old man died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail, a doctor at the jail prescribed the inmate high doses of a medication the FDA warned that taken regularly could lead to heart attacks in patients with high blood pressure. [Cal Coast Times] On the evening of April 14, Kevin Lee McLaughlin complained of chest pain, shoulder pain and numbness in his arm that had started a day earlier, according to jail records.

  • A woman who was found in Central California with her teenage daughter and a decomposing corpse in the car has been sentenced to probation. KSBY-TV says Sherrie Lynn Boggess also was ordered to take parenting classes at her sentencing Tuesday in San Luis Obispo County.

  • When it comes to building a healthy life filled with opportunity, Pacific Premier is banking on the bright futures of students who live at Peoples' Self-Help Housing properties. Knowing that being able to live in safe, affordable housing is just the start, the community bank, headquartered in Irvine, has made a $20,000 investment toward the opening of the nonprofit's newest education center in Santa Barbara and to general operating support for San Luis Obispo County.

  • Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, has announced Cal Poly's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will receive $500,000 in funding from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Assistance programs. The money benefits the Central Coast Innovation Lab and Accelerator Development Project in San Luis Obispo County, which will assist local entrepreneurs in funding and growing new businesses on the Central Coast.

  • A riot involving more than 160 inmates at a men's prison in California Sunday led to one death and nine wounded inmates. A riot involving more than 160 inmates at a men's prison in California Sunday led to one death and nine wounded inmates.

  • Two people were stranded after their boat overturned off Montana de Oro. After being alerted by someone on shore, the U.S. Coast Guard, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and Cal Fire were able to rescue the two from their submerged vessel on Monday, September 18, 2017.

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