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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 »
  • Atascadero developer pulls out of controversial theater project

    February 14, 2011 4:06 PM

    The Atascadero developer who was trying to build a movie theater in the city says he has pulled out of the project. Larry Wysong had proposed the La Plaza movie theater at a site on El Camino Real. That's where the North County Christian School Thrift Shop had burned... 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 »
  • Controversial pesticide approved in California

    December 1, 2010 9:41 PM

    After months of debate, California regulators have approved a controversial pesticide for fruit and vegetable growers. Methyl iodide faced heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups. They said it could poison air and water. The new pesticide will replace methyl bromide, which is being phased out because it damages the... more »
  • Controversial book remains on the shelves at San Luis Obispo High School

    October 19, 2010 2:25 AM

    A controversial autobiography will stay in both the classroom and the library at San Luis Obispo High School. A seven-member panel made up of parents, staff, and students voted unanimously to approve the book during a meeting today at the school. The decision comes after a parent complained about... more »
  • Kaffir Boy stays on shelves at San Luis Obispo High School

    October 18, 2010 10:23 PM

    A controversial autobiography will stay on bookshelves at San Luis Obispo High School. The decision comes after the school received an anonymous complaint from a parent. A seven-member panel met this afternoon to decide whether to pull the book from the school's shelves. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane chronicles... more »
  • Animal shelter criticizes negative comments from volunteers

    June 24, 2010 10:04 PM

    The board of directors for the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Shelter says attacks against the shelter's management aren't true. Protesters have been speaking out against the shelter since two volunteers were asked to leave. The shelter says those volunteers did not follow proper protocol when caring for the animals.... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for local event honoring National Day of Prayer

    May 6, 2010 9:57 PM

    Hundreds attended a local event in Santa Maria today in honor of the National Day of Prayer. This is the city's 13th annual event. Folks from various religious backgrounds gather to pray for leaders at the local, state, and national level. It's one of many prayer sessions going on... more »
  • Local developer worries pilots at Oceano airport

    March 11, 2010 2:03 AM

    A local developer is stirring up controversy at the Oceano Airport. Los Osos developer Jeff Edwards says he wants to close the airport and use the land for other purposes. However, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors says the airport is not for sale. Still, Edwards... more »
  • Governor renominates Abel Maldonado to end growing controversy

    February 12, 2010 9:24 PM

    What started as a simple confirmation vote for state senator Abel Maldonado has turned into a big controversy in the state capitol. The confirmation process just got a bit longer. Governor Schwarzenegger says he will re-nominate Maldonado for Lieutenant Governor until a majority decision is reached in the Assembly.... more »
  • Controversy over wine tasting rooms in Los Olivos

    February 4, 2010 3:55 PM

    There's controversy brewing in Los Olivos over wine tasting rooms. To address the issue, Third District County Supervisor Doreen Farr will host a town hall meeting Thursday night to share information and hear resident's concerns about the growth of wine-tasting rooms. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at... more »
  • Tree clearing begins for Union Valley Parkway project

    December 22, 2009 9:23 PM

    The city of Santa Maria has begun clearing trees for its Union Valley Parkway project. Phase one of the project will connect Blosser Road to Broadway. The project went through an intense environmental impact review earlier this year. City engineers say it will help ease traffic in the... more »
  • Controversial Christmas display has neighbors calling law enforcement

    December 18, 2009 8:27 PM

    A controversial Christmas display in Nipomo has some neighbors asking law enforcement to bring it down. The display that is now getting national attention, features Jesus with a shotgun hovering over a dead Santa Claus. The contorversial display has been up for a few days, and it's getting mixed reactions.... more »

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