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  • Arroyo Grande could approve parking for homeless at local church

    March 27, 2012 3:38 AM

    Some members of the homeless population in Arroyo Grande may soon have a free place to park cars and RVs overnight. The city council will consider a proposal Tuesday night that would allow up to three cars to park at Saint Barnabas' Episcopal Church. If successful after six months,... more »
  • Swim school offers free lessons for Oceano kids

    February 14, 2012 2:56 AM

    More than two dozen kids from Oceano Elementary School are learning how to swim for free. The 5 Cities Swim School in Arroyo Grande is giving free lessons to 25 children whose parents cannot afford them. The goal is to make sure the kids are water safe. Instructors say... more »
  • Female officer files lawsuit against Arroyo Grande police department and chief

    December 28, 2011 9:11 PM

    A female Arroyo Grande police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city police department and the police chief, claiming she was a victim of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Officer Michelle Cota filed the suit on December 22nd. The city is already in the middle of another... more »
  • Co-creator of "Zits" and "Baby Blues" will speak tonight at local literary festival

    September 17, 2011 4:39 PM

    The Central Coast Book and Author Festival is returning this weekend for its 12th straight year. The event celebrates the literary arts. This year, Jerry Scott, co-creator of the comic strip "Baby Blues" and "Zits", will kick off the free festival tonight at 7:30 at the San Luis Obispo Library.... more »
  • Local veteran debuts horse he won in national contest

    August 20, 2011 10:13 PM

    A local veteran is saying a big thank you to everyone who helped him win a recent Facebook contest, and he wants you to meet the newest addition to the family. Chris Kelly and his family hosted a house warming barbecue for the rare Gypsy Vanner horse he won... more »
  • Police Chief says suspects wanted to "terrorize" cross burning victim

    July 22, 2011 9:10 PM

    Nearly four months after a cross burning outraged a local community, four people are behind bars, accused of the crime. The Arroyo Grande Police Chief says it took several agencies and more than 5,000 hours of investigation to link the four suspects to the crime. On March 18... more »
  • Outpouring of community support for Derrick Rush's family

    July 16, 2011 10:07 PM

    Tulare County Sheriff's deputies say the body of Derrick Rush was found in the Kern River Saturday afternoon. The 28-year-old CMC correctional officer from Arroyo Grande disappeared when he fell off an inner tube July 8. His friends and family have been helping to search for him ever since.... more »
  • Arroyo Grande High School ranked in top 1.6% of nation's public high schools

    July 16, 2011 1:49 AM

    Arroyo Grande High School is making the grade. The campus was just named to Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools. Arroyo Grande ranked 436 out of 27,000 public schools, putting it in the top 1.6 percent of schools nationwide. Newsweek says it calculates its rankings using graduation rates,... more »
  • Arroyo Grande celebrates its Centennial

    July 10, 2011 8:29 PM

    Sunday was the big day for the Village of Arroyo Grande, thousands of people showed up to celebrate the city's Centennial. Many events were happening all around the city including a block party, parade and fireworks. They also sealed up the time capsule, which will be opened on the... more »
  • Summer Concert Series in Arroyo Grande pays tribute to the 1920s

    June 26, 2011 7:54 PM

    It has been a throwback last couple of days in the city of Arroyo Grande. On Saturday the city celebrated its Centennial Birthday with residents 90 years old and up. On Sunday the city's summer concert series featured music from the 1920s. The free event rocked the Rotary Bandstand... more »
  • Ed Arnold could face six months in jail after changing plea

    June 8, 2011 9:56 PM

    Former Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold changed his plea to "no contest" on charges of residential burglary and child pornography. He previously plead "not guilty" to those charges, but everything changed today in a San Luis Obispo courtroom. A "no contest" plea is treated basically the same as... more »
  • Local veteran says VA tried to unfairly foreclose on his home

    June 1, 2011 9:46 PM

    A local veteran says the State Department of Veteran's Affairs tried to unfairly foreclose on his home. Arroyo Grande resident Andrew Jenings served in Desert Storm as part of the Army National Guard. He bought his home in February of 2005, thanks to a loan from CalVet. Jenings was... more »
  • Local 9/11 Survivor talks about Bin Laden's Death

    May 2, 2011 9:51 PM

    Kirk Eipper was on the 43rd floor of the South tower of the World Trade Center when the second plane hit. "We were about 400 people standing in the lobby there and I was instantly thrown to the floor and people were walking on me," said Kirk Eipper of Arroyo... more »
  • Boy scouts and families devastated after building fire

    May 1, 2011 10:45 PM

    Local boy scouts and their families are devastated and fire investigators are searching for answers after the Boy Scouts of America building in Arroyo Grande burns to the ground. Flames sparked around 4:30 a.m. Sunday at 490 East Cherry Avenue in Arroyo Grande. The fire was so intense firefighters... more »
  • City of Arroyo Grande dedicates upgraded park

    April 30, 2011 10:54 PM

    It may not be new but Arroyo Grande celebrated its much improved park with a dedication ceremony Saturday. The "Village Green Park" is now "Centennial Park" to honor the city's 100th birthday in July. New features include improvements to the gazebo and extension of a creek walk. Officials say... more »
  • Arroyo Grande church takes Easter service outdoors

    April 24, 2011 7:39 PM

    The chilly weather did not keep more than 100 people in Arroyo Grande from taking their Easter celebration outdoors Sunday. It was all part of the Harvest Church's annual Easter service in the park. The clouds cleared just long enough for the 10 a.m. service. The church's pastor... more »
  • Community takes a stand against hatred

    April 12, 2011 2:42 AM

    The Arroyo Grande community is working on moving forward tonight after dealing with two hate crimes in less than a month. The first happened on March 18th after a cross was stolen from St. John's Lutheran Church. It was then set on fire near the home of a black... more »
  • Orchid Festival a big hit in Arroyo Grande

    April 3, 2011 9:59 PM

    Spring is here and that means the Orchid show is back in Arroyo Grande. The 12th annual Orchid Festival drew enthusiasts from all across the Central Coast. Vendors from Los Angeles, San Diego and even the Bay area also made the trip. This year's show featured nearly a dozen... more »
  • Police: Cross burning treated as hate crime from the start

    March 23, 2011 2:56 AM

    The city of Arroyo Grande reassured the public tonight it is doing all it can find those responsible for burning a cross near the home of a mixed-race family. The 11-foot cross was burned in the 100 block of South Elm Street. The mother tells KSBY News her family... more »
  • Hundreds of evacuees packed Walmart shopping center

    March 11, 2011 10:26 PM

    The Walmart shopping center in Arroyo Grande was full within a matter of hours this morning as people rushed to get to higher ground. RVs and campers were scattered across the parking lot. Many were staying at hotels and campgrounds in Pismo Beach and Oceano. The Walmart shopping... more »
  • More than a dozen protest proposed Courtland Place development

    March 3, 2011 8:37 PM

    A proposed development sparks controversy and protests in Arroyo Grande Thursday night. The proposed future of a four-acre piece of land in Arroyo Grande has some folks up in arms. The Courtland Place development is on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland St. in Arroyo Grande. Last year,... more »
  • Road shut down in rural Arroyo Grande to recover vehicle involved in morning crash

    February 28, 2011 12:14 PM

    Emergency crews have shut down Huasna Road in rural Arroyo Grande to recover a vehicle that crashed and rolled down a ravine early Monday morning. An exact location is unclear at this time, but the California Highway Patrol says traffic will be restricted on Huasna Rd. just west the... more »
  • Fire destroys mobile home in Arroyo Grande

    February 27, 2011 7:58 PM

    Two people are without a place to live Sunday night after a fire destroyed their Arroyo Grande mobile home. The fire sparked around 2:45 a.m. in the 3700 block of Alisos Road, just off Huasna Road. Cal Fire says when crews arrived on scene, the mobile home was... more »
  • Sneak peek at Arroyo Grande Hospital's new Acute Rehab Center

    February 23, 2011 3:02 PM

    The Central Coast will get its first look at the new Acute Rehabilitation Center at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital at this evening's Hard Hat Kick Off Mixer, but yesterday KSBY News was given a tour of the $3 million facility that is still under construction. Come July 1, the... more »
  • Local Egyptians celebrate Mubarak stepping down

    February 13, 2011 12:23 AM

    Several Egyptian families and supporters gathered in Arroyo Grande Saturday to share in the celebration happening around the world. On Friday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, ending what many Egyptians say was a decades-long tyrant regime. Local Egyptians say they can now look forward to the future of their... more »
  • Stephanie Brown Trafton hosts second clinic at AG High School

    January 29, 2011 11:57 PM

    A local Olympian took some time out of her training schedule to teach some local students a few tricks. Stephanie Brown Trafton is an Arroyo Grande High School grad and 2008 Gold Medalist in women's discus at the Olympic Games in Beijing. For the second year Trafton hosted the... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

    December 29, 2010 2:36 PM

    The Arroyo Grande man charged with sexually molesting a 15- year-old girl plead not guilty this morning in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom. Arroyo Grande Police says 54-year-old Robert Thomas approached two young girls on December 21st near Kiwanis Park in the Village. They say he tooked them... more »
  • Storms turn Soto Sports Complex into drainage basin

    December 23, 2010 2:28 AM

    City leaders in Arroyo Grande have officially declared a state of emergency after days of heavy rainfall. It comes just after the governor declared an emergency in San Luis Obispo county last night. The heavy runoff has turned fields into drainage basins. They're not playing ball at the Soto... more »
  • Car flies off road, lands in nearby field

    December 23, 2010 1:45 AM

    A car goes airborne and crashes in a field in Arroyo Grande, but those inside the car survive. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Grand Avenue across from the Southbound Highway 101 off ramp. The driver is 70 years old. He was taken to Arroyo Grande Hospital with... more »
  • Rival teams join forces to beat cancer

    November 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    Arroyo Grande and Nipomo High School basketball teams will toss "Hoops for Hope" during their first annual event to raise money for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo. Family members, coaches and players of the basketball teams have been affected by cancer. ... more »
  • Homeowner fights flames with garden hose

    October 21, 2010 5:37 PM

    A homeowner in Arroyo Grande takes matters into his own hands after a fire breaks out in his bedroom. Firefighters were called to the 300 block of Alder Street around 10 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived smoke was coming from the roof and the homeowner was using a... more »
  • Rainfall leaves behind extensive damage

    October 6, 2010 9:31 PM

    The wet weather on the Central Coast has already left a path of damage in its wake. A local church is cleaning up extensive water damage from last night's rains, and drivers are getting an early taste normal winter weather. The rain did damage both inside and out. It... more »
  • Early rainfall catches some by surprise

    October 6, 2010 5:24 PM

    The rain surprised some folks on the Central Coast, doing damage both inside and out. The CHP reported a few minor accidents on the highway this morning. They say keep a four second following distance and watch your speeds. The early rains bring out the oils in the road and... more »
  • Harvest Festival takes over Arroyo Grande

    September 25, 2010 11:02 PM

    It may feel like summer outside but in Arroyo Grande fall is in full swing this weekend. The 73rd annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival is underway. People from across the Central Coast filled the Village Saturday to celebrate all that autumn has to offer. After the parade, visitors enjoyed pie... more »
  • Community on alert after suspicious van follows kids

    September 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    Parents and staff at Harloe Elementary are extra aware tonight after two kids reported a white van following them to school Friday morning. It happened near the intersection of South halcyon and Dodson way in Arroyo Grande. Two fifth graders reported being followed by a white van with no... more »
  • School taking precautions after van follows kids

    September 20, 2010 2:16 PM

    Harloe Elementary School in Arroyo Grande is on alert after two fifth graders reported a white van following them on their way to school Friday. It happened near the intersection of Cerro Vista Crile and Alpine Street. The driver is described as a white man in his mid-thirties to... more »
  • Cancer survivors invited to a celebration of life this weekend

    September 17, 2010 1:49 PM

    A cancer survivorship celebration is being held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande. The seminar begins at 10:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, followed by guest speakers and a BBQ lunch provided by the Arroyo Grande Lions Club. It is the second year the Jacqualyn... more »
  • DUI checkpoint leads to two arrests

    September 5, 2010 6:50 PM

    Local officers are cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend. Two people were arrested for driving under the influence in Arroyo Grande Saturday night and on Sunday night, Paso Robles police officers will be on the lookout. They are holding a DUI checkpoint somewhere within the city limits. The checkpoint... more »
  • Walking for a cause in Arroyo Grande

    September 4, 2010 8:21 PM

    People in Arroyo Grande were walking for a cause Saturday. About 150 people walked from Finn's restaurant to Strother Park Saturday morning. The group Captive Hearts put on the walk-a-thon with several other San Luis Obispo sober living facilities as part of National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month. All of... more »
  • Central Coast native sharing in Glee's Emmy Award limelight

    August 29, 2010 10:32 PM

    It's all about singing Glee's praises at the 2010 Emmy Awards. The hit musical-comedy show is nominated 19 times, and a Central Coast native is sharing the limelight. Harry Shum attended Judkins Middle School in Pismo Beach. He plays Mike Chang, a jock who joins the glee club. Shum's middle... more »
  • New owner says Annie the dog will be returned

    August 29, 2010 8:57 PM

    A local canine controversy could soon come to an end. A woman who claims to be the new owner of Annie the dog tells KSBY News Annie will be returned. Chuck Hoage, who lives in rural Arroyo Grande, has been trying to get the dog back for weeks. Annie was... more »
  • Community holds car wash fundraiser for Los Osos teen battling Cystic Fibrosis

    August 28, 2010 9:53 PM

    In Arroyo Grande people were washing cars for a cause. It was part of a car wash fundraiser at the Arroyo Grande Flower Shop benefiting Los Osos teenager Holly Navolt. She has Cystic Fibrosis and in May she had a double lung transplant. After suffering through three months of medical... more »
  • Car wash fundraiser Saturday for Holly Navolt

    August 27, 2010 2:57 PM

    If you need to wash your car, you might want to hold off until tomorrow. The community is holding a car wash fundraiser Saturday at Arroyo Grande Flower Shop from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. for Los Osos teenager Holly Navolt. She has cystic fibrosis and, in May, underwent... more »
  • Agricultural spray could be to blame for hazmat situation in Arroyo Grande

    August 21, 2010 7:48 PM

    Several county agencies are working together to determine if an agricultural spray sent a mother and her child to the hospital this afternoon. Emergency crews responded to a report of a woman and infant passed out inside a home in the 1000 block of Los Berros in Arroyo Grande.... more »
  • Classic car show rolls into Arroyo Grande

    July 31, 2010 8:16 PM

    H undreds of people were revving their engines for the 21st annual Arroyo Valley Car Show. Classic cars dating from 1910 to the 1990s lined the streets of downtown Arroyo Grande. People strolled the show to take a peek at some vehicles they have not seen since their... more »
  • AG community hoping barbeque can help save childcare program

    July 24, 2010 12:04 AM

    The Arroyo Grande community is coming together to try and keep a local childcare program off the chopping block. The Lion's Club hosted a barbeque fundraiser Friday night, to benefit the city's Children in Motion program which provides before and after school care for hundreds of kids in San... more »
  • Fundraiser to benefit Children in Motion program

    July 23, 2010 6:15 PM

    People will gather in Arroyo Grande tonight to try and keep the Children in Motion program alive. The Arroyo Grande Lions Club is hosting the event from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Women's Center at 211 Vernon Street. A marketing and fundraising campaign for the program... more »
  • A local hospital addresses coping with long term health conditions

    July 8, 2010 2:09 PM

    Arroyo Grande Community Hospital has a program for those coping with or caring for patients with long-term diseases. It is a six-part education series called "Healthier Living: Your Life, Take Care." Every Thursday starting July 22 and ending September 2 from 1:00 -to- 3:30 p.m. topics will be... more »
  • Doc Burnstein's supporters rally for a response

    June 2, 2010 10:02 PM

    Community members in Arroyo Grande staged a counter protest today rallying behind Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab. The Carpenter's Union has been demonstrating across the street from Doc Burnstein's for the last seven months. It's upset about a new location being built in Santa Maria using non-union workers, but... more »
  • Vehicles catch on fire at auto wrecking yard

    June 1, 2010 7:39 PM

    Cal Fire crews responded to a vehicle fire at R & R Auto Wrecking on the 700 block of Sheridan Road, Arroyo Grande around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. A vehicle in the wrecking yard caught fire and spread to other vehicles and debris nearby. Crews had the fire contained... more »
  • Neighbors speak about chasing assault suspect

    May 27, 2010 10:53 PM

    Neighbors save a teenager after she's brutally beaten in Arroyo Grande and then chase after her attacker. It happened Wednesday afternoon near the 800 block of west Fair Oaks Avenue. A 17-year-old girl was walking westbound when officers say the suspect dragged her under the bridge and started beating her.... more »
  • Arroyo Grande approves ordinance that would protect kids from sex offenders

    May 26, 2010 2:21 AM

    The Arroyo Grande City Council approved an ordinance that would make it illegal for registered sex offenders to come within 300 feet of schools, parks or day care centers. The Arroyo Grande Police Department proposed that ordinance. State law puts restrictions on how close a sex offender can live... more »
  • AG City Council announces process to appoint fifth councilmember

    May 6, 2010 12:41 AM

    The search for a fifth city councilmember is underway in Arroyo Grande, eight days after Ed Arnold's resignation. The Arroyo Grande City Council has decided how it will choose Ed Arnold's replacement. The council held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss the process. It will appoint... more »
  • AG City Council will hold special meeting to discuss replacing Ed Arnold

    May 5, 2010 9:01 PM

    The Arroyo Grande City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday night, to consider options for filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Council Member Ed Arnold. After six years of service, Arnold resigned last week, saying he had become a distraction for the city. In December,... more »
  • Promising news for a Los Osos teen battling rare disease

    May 4, 2010 3:03 PM

    Promising news for a Los Osos teenager facing a double lung transplant. KSBY News first brought you the story, back in March, of 18-year-old Holly Navolt, who has cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disorder that only affects about 70,000 people worldwide. On Monday, Navolt was placed on the... more »
  • City council will appoint replacement for Ed Arnold

    April 28, 2010 10:08 PM

    Ed Arnold's resignation last night from the Arroyo Grande city council leaves a vacancy. All four council members agreed to appoint a replacement instead of waiting until the November election. They say there are critical budget issues that need to be resolved in the upcoming months. The council is... more »
  • Six AGHS baseball players cut from team

    April 28, 2010 3:05 PM

    Six members of the Arroyo Grande High School boys junior varsity baseball team have been cut from the team, according to the school's principal, Ryan Pinkerton. Pinkerton said the boys broke the school's athletic code and were notified on Monday. He was not able to elaborate as to how... more »
  • Ed Arnold gives brief statement and resigns

    April 28, 2010 2:33 AM

    Ed Arnold says he's stepping down. He resigned Tuesday night from the Arroyo Grande City Council. Arnold addressed the council saying he had become a distraction for the city. In December, arnold was arrested on domestic abuse and assault charges. Then earlier this month, prosecutors filed child pornography charges... more »
  • Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold to speak at meeting Tuesday

    April 26, 2010 1:30 PM

    Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold tells KSBY News via e-mail he intends to issue a statement at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. On the agenda for that meeting, is an action item in which the City plans to ask for Arnold's resignation. Arnold has been in the public... more »
  • City Council's letter to Ed Arnold: "situation has detrimental effect on the reputation of the City"

    April 26, 2010 12:03 PM

    The Arroyo Grande City Council is preparing to discuss Ed Arnold's future as a city leader. Tuesday night, the city council is expected to consider a letter from the council to Arnold asking that he resign from the council immediately. City leaders are also expected to take a look... more »
  • March of Dimes this weekend

    April 23, 2010 8:48 AM

    This weekend, Americans in nearly one thousand communities, will lace up their shoes to walk for babies. "March of Dimes" raises money for support programs that help mothers have healthy full-term babies. Organizers say more than half a million babies are born too soon each year. It's also a... more »
  • New developments in and out of the courtroom for Ed Arnold

    April 14, 2010 8:32 PM

    New developments in, and out of the courtroom as Arroyo Grande City Councilmember Ed Arnold answers to child pornography charges. Arnold did not say much during Wednesday morning's court proceedings, but he did plead not guilty to possessing child pornography, and using a minor for pornographic purposes. This,... more »
  • Ed Arnold pleads not guilty to child pornography charges

    April 14, 2010 3:07 PM

    Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold pleaded not guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography and using a minor for pornographic purposes. Both are felonies. Arnold appeared in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom but did not speak to the media. His lawyer, Ilan Funke-Bilu, says Arnold did not... more »
  • Annual weed abatement notices to be mailed out Wednesday

    April 14, 2010 7:35 AM

    The City of Arroyo Grande will mail out weed abatement notices Wednesday to all property owners in the city. Property owners are asked to clear all weeds, or other combustible debris, as we approach fire season. The city will start checking properties on May 17 to make sure all owners... more »
  • Foreclosure auction postponed for Charles Lynch's home

    April 1, 2010 7:26 PM

    The home of a former medical marijuana dispensary owner escaped the auction block Thursday. Charles Lynch's Arroyo Grande home was scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction this afternoon but it has been postponed until June. Lynch says he has not been able to pay his mortgage.... more »
  • Off-ramp in Arroyo Grande to be closed next week

    April 1, 2010 2:50 PM

    Caltrans says the Highway 101 off-ramp at Fair Oaks Avenue in Arroyo Grande will be closed beginning Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the closure, crews will be installing a metal guard rail. Motorists can expect a delay of ten minutes... more »
  • Charles Lynch's home expected to sell at foreclosure auction

    April 1, 2010 10:39 AM

    The home of a former medical marijuana dispensary owner in Morro Bay will go on the auction block. Charles Lynch says his Arroyo Grande home will be sold at a foreclosure auction Thursday because he has not been able to pay his mortgage. Lynch gained national attention when... more »
  • Celebrate Arroyo Grande Community Hospital's recent accreditation

    March 31, 2010 10:06 AM

    Arroyo Grande Community Hospital celebrates its accreditation for its cancer program. The hospital's Coastal Cancer Care and Diagnostic Center recently earned accreditation as a community hospital cancer program. It's the only cancer program in San Luis Obispo County to be awarded this honor by the American College of Surgeons... more »
  • Locals speak out about Huasna Valley Drilling Project

    March 30, 2010 2:28 AM

    A controversial oil drilling project was the topic of discussion in Arroyo Grande Monday evening. Community members got a chance to speak up about what should be included in the Environmental Impact Report for the Huasna Valley Drilling Project. The oil company, Excelaron, says the project would create 100... more »
  • Local diabetics encouraged to attend free lecture

    March 29, 2010 1:27 PM

    Diabetics are invited to a free lecture at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Tuesday night to learn more about the disease and how to better control it with diet. It is specifically geared toward people with type 2 diabetes. Registered Dietitian Caryn Coffman, M.A., R.D., is the guest speaker... more »
  • Smoking may have caused house fire on Nipomo Mesa

    March 28, 2010 7:15 PM

    Smoking may be to blame for a house fire on the Nipomo Mesa that caused thousands of dollars in damage. The fire broke out in a home in the 2000 block of Callender Road near Raptor Street just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday. It took fire crews about an... more »
  • Alcohol and marijuana played role in fatal Arroyo Grande crash

    March 26, 2010 1:48 PM

    Investigators say alcohol and drugs played a role in the crash that claimed the life of an Arroyo Grande woman earlier this month. The California Highway Patrol says it has received the toxicology report on 20-year-old Alicia Carreras and it found she was under the influence of alcohol and... more »
  • Cuesta College invites the community to take part in focus groups

    March 24, 2010 12:06 PM

    Cuesta College is asking for the community's help to create a better future for the school. It's holding four community focus groups Wednesday and Thursday nights all over the Central Coast, in effort to help Cuesta College improve its strategic planning efforts. Wednesday night, there will be a... more »
  • Illinois man accused of sex acts with an Arroyo Grande minor

    March 23, 2010 8:30 PM

    An Illinois man is awaiting extradition to San Luis Obispo County for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a local teen. The Superior Court issued an arrest warrant on March 11 after an Arroyo Grande Police Department investigation into Lionel Meza, 43, revealed he had engaged in sexual activity... more »
  • Orchids Gone Native event comes to Arroyo Grande

    March 23, 2010 3:22 PM

    Supporting a good cause never smelled so sweet. The 15th Annual Five Cities Orchid Society show benefiting the Alzheimer's Association returns to Arroyo Grande this weekend. Friday is the preview show with wine tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and an awards presentation. KSBY News... more »
  • Man accused of kidnapping infant expected in court

    March 23, 2010 8:23 AM

    An Arroyo Grande man, accused of kidnapping an infant, is expected in court Tuesday morning. Eighty-two-year-old, Peter Hewitt, is scheduled for further arraignment in a San Luis Obispo courtroom. He's charged with kidnapping and child endangerment. Police say he took a baby away from its mother in the... more »
  • Locals set sights on improving eye care abroad

    March 17, 2010 3:59 PM

    Local rotarians and eye surgeons set off on Saturday for an eye opening experience. The Rotary Clubs of Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach-Five Cities and Nipomo will take their vision of helping people to Honduras where they have helped to fund a mission to perform cataract surgeries on... more »
  • Crews clearing the scene of U-Haul truck accident in Arroyo Grande

    March 17, 2010 12:45 PM

    Emergency crews are responding to an accident involving a U-Haul truck in Arroyo Grande Wednesday morning. The California Highway Patrol tells KSBY News the driver in the U-Haul was traveling northbound on Highway 101 through Arroyo Grande, when it ran off of the road and landed on Branch St.... more »
  • Local man and hospital send troops care packages

    March 16, 2010 1:03 PM

    A local resident recently sent 24 more care packages to troops serving in Afghanistan. Si Tenenberg has now sent more than 4,700 packages containing items such as microbiological boot socks, blankets, hand and foot warmers, winter gloves, beanies and long sleeve fleece shirts to help troops endure the harsh... more »
  • Clark Center in Arroyo Grande holds Search for the Stars auditions

    March 13, 2010 11:00 PM

    People in Arroyo Grande showcased their talents for the Search for the Stars auditions at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Saturday was just the audition for the final show on April 18. The show will be judged by entertainment professionals who will give feedback to contestants after... more »
  • Driver plows into a telephone pole north of Arroyo Grande

    March 12, 2010 7:51 PM

    The California Highway Patrol says a driver has crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of Noyes Road and Burkhill Lane, north of Arroyo Grande. It happened just after 4:30 p.m. Friday. Officers are still heading to the scene, but the CHP's traffic incident page shows the pole... more »
  • Local police and firefighters roll up their sleeves to save lives

    March 12, 2010 2:16 PM

    Local firefighters and police officers will roll up their uniform sleeves to help fight blood shortage on the Central Coast. Monday, March 15, Arroyo Grande firefighters are sponsoring a blood drive for the United Blood Bank from 1 p.m. - 7p.m. at the fire station on Traffic Way. ... more »
  • Crash victim remembered as a wonderful person and a good friend

    March 12, 2010 2:51 AM

    Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a 20-year-old Arroyo Grande woman to veer off the road and crash. Investigators say Alicia Carreras was driving close to her parents' house in Arroyo Grande around 3:00 a.m. Thursday when her car crashed into a tree near Stanton and Lyn Roads.... more »
  • Arroyo Grande woman found dead after car crash

    March 11, 2010 3:02 PM

    The California Highway Patrol says an Arroyo Grande woman was found dead in her car early Thursday morning, after she crashed into a tree. Investigators believe at about 3:00a.m. Thursday, the 20-year-old woman veered off of Stanton Rd. in Arroyo Grande, and crashed into the tree near Lyn Rd.... more »
  • Arroyo Grande man facing child pornography charges gets ready for trial

    March 11, 2010 10:01 AM

    An Arroyo Grande man, charged in a pornography case, heads to court before his trial. Sean Lehman is expected in court Thursday morning to determine if lawyers are ready for trial. He and his brother Lonny, were arrested back in 2008, after investigators say they found child pornography from... more »
  • Magician to enter plea for weapons charges

    March 9, 2010 9:49 AM

    The world-renowned magician, accused of opening fire in his Arroyo Grande home, is expected to enter a plea Tuesday morning. Claude Yarbrough is better known by his stage name, Jonathan Pendragon. Last summer, sheriff's deputies say he was arrested on weapons charges after firing a gun into the floor... more »
  • Cockfighters sentenced in court

    March 3, 2010 7:02 PM

    Dozens of those arrested for their involvement in a major Arroyo Grande cockfighting ring have been sentenced in court. Fifty-one of the 55 people arrested in the bust appeared in court over the past three days. All were charged with misdemeanors for being spectators at a bird fight. ... more »
  • Pre-preliminary hearing to begin for Arroyo Grande City Councilman, Ed Arnold

    March 3, 2010 11:06 AM

    A pre-preliminary hearing is expected to begin Wednesday morning for Arroyo Grande City Councilman, Ed Arnold. Arnold is facing domestic violence, and assault with a deadly weapon charges. In January, he faced a judge for the first time, and pled not guilty. He was arrested in December, accused of assaulting... more »

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