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  • Paso Robles officials ready for new police chief, ask Los Gatos firm for help

    May 1, 2012 10:57 PM

    Paso Robles officials told KSBY Tuesday that they're ready to find a new police chief, and have asked an executive search firm to help. It will cost the city just under $20,000 to get the help. This, after former police chief Lisa Solomon resigned back in early April. ... more »
  • City leaders pass local law to try and keep out sexually violent predator

    November 16, 2011 1:48 AM

    Leaders in Santa Maria have passed a local law, taking emergency action as they try to stop a sexually-violent predator from moving into their city. Both the city attorney and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney are fighting a Placer County judge's decision to allow 58-year-old Tibor Karsai to... more »
  • City council to consider police review board

    November 1, 2011 9:27 PM

    Should the Santa Maria city council create a citizens review board to help oversee the Santa Maria Police Department? That's one of the questions city leaders will discuss tonight. In August, Councilmember Alice Patino proposed the idea and asked for more information. A citizens review board is generally... 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 »
  • City leaders could approve speed limit on Union Valley Parkway

    March 1, 2011 10:07 PM

    Santa Maria city leaders are expected to give the green light to a speed limit on the Union Valley Parkway. Currently, signs are posted between Blosser Road and Broadway, but the speed limit have not been approved, so officers cannot enforce it yet. Neighbors have complained about drivers... more »
  • City council to consider 45 mph speed limit on Union Valley Parkway

    March 1, 2011 1:28 PM

    The Santa Maria City council will decide how fast you can drive on the Union Valley Parkway at tonight's meeting. Without a posted speed limit, drivers have been expected to obey the "prima facie" limit of 55 mph. The city has received many complaints about speeding on that road.... more »
  • Community speaks out over proposed Walmart expansion

    January 19, 2011 2:38 AM

    Controversy over a proposal to expand Walmart took center stage tonight at the Lompoc City Council meeting. The 41,000 square foot expansion would turn the retail giant into a Supercenter , offering a full-service grocery department and an outdoor garden. The project hit a roadblock in October. That's when... more »
  • Walmart appeals expansion project to Lompoc city council

    January 18, 2011 6:09 PM

    After the Lompoc Planning Commission denied Walmart's Environmental Impact Report for its expansion in October, the company is appealing the decision tonight before the Lompoc city council. Walmart wants to add 41,000 square feet to expand the existing store at 701 West Central Avenue, turning it into a Walmart... more »
  • City leaders continue plans to dredge Laguna Lake

    August 18, 2010 9:39 PM

    Dredging Laguna Lake has been an ongoing issue for San Luis Obispo City Councilmembers. The council met last night for the third time since November to discuss whether to go ahead with cleaning it out. They decided not to scrap the plans, but continue developing them. Debris has hurt... more »
  • City council approves bond for new senior center

    June 2, 2010 10:12 PM

    Lompoc will be getting a new Community Senior Center. The city council approved an $8.5 million bond measure last night to help pay for the project. The senior center will go in next to the Vons off Ocean Avenue. The building is currently empty. "We'll be able to utilize... 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 »
  • Morro Bay takes a stand on fish farms

    May 25, 2010 2:38 AM

    The Morro Bay City Council takes a stand on fish farms. The council voted Monday to send a letter to Congresswoman Lois Capps asking her to take a closer look at a new bill. That bill would put regulations in place for corporations who try to create fish... more »
  • Revised smoking ban goes into effect Thursday in SLO

    May 20, 2010 2:52 AM

    Smokers in San Luis Obispo will have to be more mindful of where they light up starting Thursday. That is when a revised smoking ban goes into effect in the city. It was passed by the City Council last month and covers certain outdoor areas including sidewalks, parking... more »
  • San Diego approves permanent barrier for seals

    May 18, 2010 1:56 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council has approved a permanent rope barrier separating people from harbor seals at Children's Pool in La Jolla. The council approved the permanent barrier late Monday on a 6-2 vote. The council also directed the city attorney's office to draft... more »
  • LA City Council votes to cut 761 jobs

    May 18, 2010 1:51 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to cut 761 jobs while continuing to seek concessions from the city employees' unions. The council voted 11-4 Monday to cut childcare workers' positions, shorten library hours, increase the cost of parking tickets and institute 26 furlough days... more »
  • City council to spend thousands on movie theater study

    May 12, 2010 9:51 PM

    Does Atascadero need two ten-screen movie theaters? The Galaxy Theater is due to open toward the end of the year. Last night, the Atascadero City Council voted to postpone its decision... on whether to give the La Plaza movie theater project the green light. The city is prepared to pay... more »
  • San Luis Obispo City Council examines financial forecast

    May 5, 2010 1:57 AM

    The San Luis Obispo City Council took a look at the city's financial forecast Tuesday night. It's an overview of the challenges the city will face in the future. Currently, the next five years aren't looking so bright. By the end of next year, council members forecast a three... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Tim Olivas sworn in as Morro Bay Police Chief

    April 27, 2010 2:19 AM

    The city of Morro Bay officially welcomes its new police chief. Tim Olivas was sworn in to his new post at Monday's city council meeting. He replaces John Derohan who retired last Friday. Olivas was first hired by the Morro Bay Police Department back in 1987. He left... 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 »
  • Grover Beach merchants say they have lost business due to road construction

    April 20, 2010 1:51 AM

    Local merchants are asking the Grover Beach City Council for help, saying recent construction has impacted business. Three merchants spoke during public comment at Monday night's meeting. They're not happy about the current road construction project on Grand Avenue, near Fourth Street and say they've lost large portions of... more »
  • Atascadero City Council approves proposal for Charles Paddock statue

    April 14, 2010 2:08 AM

    The Atascadero City Council has approved a proposal for a memorial statue of the late Charles Paddock to be erected at the new entry plaza of the Charles Paddock Zoo. Council members approved the proposal with a four to zero vote. Paddock founded the zoo at Atascadero Lake Park... more »
  • Water rate issues go before Paso Robles council again, this time with new support

    April 2, 2010 9:04 PM

    Before a preliminary vote next week, the Paso Robles City Council will allow citizens to once again speak their minds on the water rate issues facing the city. For years the group 'Concerned Citizens for Paso Robles,' has tried to stop the city from imposing a water-rate hike. The... more »
  • Santa Barbara to discuss proposed survey over single-use bag tax

    March 30, 2010 9:37 AM

    The city of Santa Barbara will decide whether it should conduct a voter survey regarding a possible tax on single-use bags. The city council will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the issue. Last year, the council proposed the survey to see how much voters would be willing to pay... more »
  • Atascadero introduces ordinance to ban medical marijuana facilities

    March 24, 2010 1:56 AM

    The City of Atascadero is taking the first step to saying no to medical marijuana. The city council voted five to zero Tuesday night to introduce an ordinance that would permanently ban medical marijuana facilities in the city. The ordinance will be back in front of the council... more »
  • SLO City Council accepts revised traffic control plan for shopping center

    March 17, 2010 2:19 AM

    The San Luis Obispo City Council agreed Tuesday evening on a three-step process to control traffic near the Laguna Village Shopping Center. However, it was not a unanimous vote. Two council members, including Mayor Dave Romero, felt it would be safer to immediately install a traffic signal at the shopping... more »
  • Council to consider traffic improvements at Laguna Village Center

    March 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    A San Luis Obispo shopping center takes a second try at getting a signal light installed at tomorrow night's city council meeting. The Laguna Village shopping center says it's made improvements to the original plan presented last December. The new plan is a three phase process, which includes adding... more »
  • City council will vote on banning medical marijuana dispensaries

    March 9, 2010 10:30 PM

    Guadalupe will decide if it should place a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The council will hold its second public hearing on the matter tonight at 6 p.m. The city has had a temporary ban in place since last May. That ban is set to... more »
  • Morro Bay City Council considers allowing a medical marijuana dispensary in the city

    March 9, 2010 1:51 AM

    The Morro Bay City Council considers allowing a medical marijuana dispensary in the city limits. The city council discussed a proposal Monday night that would allow one or even two dispensaries in the city under certain guidelines. Charles Lynch gained national attention when he was convicted on federal charges... more »
  • Controversial project in Arroyo Grande moves forward

    February 24, 2010 7:12 PM

    The project that would change the look of downtown Arroyo Grande and has stirred up a lot of controversy is moving forward. Wednesday night, the city council approved a new "Centennial Square" plan. The original plans were changed because some locals were worried the project would change the historical... more »
  • San Luis Obispo approves hiring freeze as part of budget plan

    February 24, 2010 2:53 AM

    The City of San Luis Obispo is now under a hiring freeze. It's all part of a plan to save some cash. A recent budget review found the city had seen a big drop in revenues. On Tuesday night, city council members took a look at the entire mid-year budget... more »
  • Atascadero Planning Commission takes step to keep medical marijuana facilities out of the city

    February 17, 2010 3:10 AM

    The debate over medical marijuana facilities took center stage in Atascadero Tuesday night. During a meeting at City Hall, the Atascadero Planning Commission took a step to keep those facilities out of the city. It's recommending that the City Council discuss a proposed ordinance which would ban the... more »
  • Arroyo Grande City Council discusses new police station

    February 10, 2010 2:36 PM

    The Arroyo Grande City Council reached no decision last night on the proposal to obtain a conditional-use permit to build a new 14,468 square-foot police station in Arroyo Grande. The item will come before the Council at a future meeting. However, the Council reached an agreement on the Arroyo... more »
  • Arroyo Grande City Council to discuss Centennial Square Project Tuesday

    February 9, 2010 2:34 AM

    The Arroyo Grande City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday night, to convert an historic building on Branch Street for the Centennial Square Project. The project would demolish structures surrounding the Public Works building. That building is considered historic, so it would stay standing. The conversion would create four... more »
  • New police station bond on Arroyo Grande City Council agenda

    February 8, 2010 5:05 PM

    Arroyo Grande Police officers say they need a new police station, and the community seems to agree. On the agenda for tomorrow night's city council meeting is a bond measure that police want to add to the June ballot. Chief of Police Steven Annibali says the station needs repairs,... more »
  • Farmers plead with SLO City Council about Farmers' Market

    February 3, 2010 3:00 AM

    Area farmers packed the San Luis Obispo City Council chambers Tuesday night, asking to be put back in charge of Farmers' Market. Members of SLO County's Farmers' Market Association are upset about a recent change in management of the city's popular Thursday night event. Recently, the Downtown Association gained... more »
  • First furlough day brings frustration

    January 15, 2010 8:58 PM

    Today marks the first furlough day of 2010 for Santa Maria city workers. It was a frustrating situation for some residents looking to take care of business at city hall. City employees have agreed to take the third Friday of each month off without pay. Those who didn't know about... more »
  • Tobacco ban begins in San Luis Obispo

    January 15, 2010 5:21 PM

    Starting today, tobacco users will not be allowed to smoke or chew tobacco in certain parts of San Luis Obispo. The city council voted to ban tobacco use in all San Luis Obispo city owned recreational areas, Mission Plaza, and the creek walkway downtown. The council voted on the... more »
  • Arraignment postponed for Arroyo Grande City Councilman

    December 30, 2009 12:27 PM

    The arraignment for the Arroyo Grande City Councilman accused of domestic violence, has been postponed. Forty-three-year-old Ed Arnold was scheduled to be arraigned today, but the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office says it's still investigating the case. A new date could be set today. Arnold was... more »
  • Memorial service held for former Santa Maria city councilman

    December 4, 2009 9:19 PM

    Friends and family gather in Orcutt to remember former city council member, Leo Trujillo. A memorial service was held this morning at the Saint Louis de Montfort church. More than 100 people paid their respects to Trujillo. The 76-year-old served on the Santa Maria city council for eight years.... more »
  • Santa Maria councilman Leo Trujillo remembered

    December 4, 2009 2:55 PM

    More than a hundred people filled the St. Louis deMontfort Church this morning in Orcutt to remember former Santa Maria city councilman 76-year-old Leo Trujillo. Reverand Charles Hofschulte led the ceremony and spoke about Trujillo's involvement with more than a dozen community organizations. He described Trujillo as a good man,... more »
  • Death of former Santa Maria city councilman felt throughout community

    November 30, 2009 9:04 PM

    A former Santa Maria city councilman died this weekend at Marian Medical Center. Leo Trujillo was first taken to the hospital Tuesday and died Sunday afternoon. He suffered a ruptured aortic valve in his heart. Trujillo served on the Santa Maria city council from 2000 to 2008, before losing... more »
  • Former Santa Maria City Councilmember dies

    November 30, 2009 12:18 PM

    Former Santa Maria City Councilmember, Leo Trujillo, has died. According to Santa Maria's mayor, Larry Lavagnino, Trujillo died of a ruptured aortic valve over the weekend. Most recently, Trujillo had run for a city council seat last November, but he lost to Mike Cordero. Trujillo had also been... more »
  • LA council to consider medical marijuana ordinance

    November 24, 2009 12:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council will consider provisions to a proposed medical marijuana ordinance they have struggled with for two years. Various council members have made suggestions for the ordinance they plan to review at their meeting Tuesday. Among the possibilities are capping the number of... more »

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