San Luis Obipso County

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It will soon be a lot easier for San Luis Obispo County property owners to build ADUs, or accessory dwelling units. What used to be commonly referred to as ‘mother-in-law’ units or ‘granny flats,’ these days they are particularly popular with adult children looking to move back home. Or, the units can provide extra income for homeowners. The San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors, in a unanimous vote, decreased regulations this week for ADUs.

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Once a year, the local organization Central Coast Economic Forecast (CCEF) hosts a seminar featuring a presentation by economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics. It’s a glance to the future: what will the Central Coast economy look like in 2020? 

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An oil company's plan to build a new oil well and pipeline in the Carrizo Plain National Monument has been blocked, after the California Bureau of Land Management (BLM) overruled a 2018 decision by the BLM’s Bakersfield field office.

Jeffrey Jurgens stood in a cage in an orange jumpsuit, screaming that he was Jesus Christ. From her seat in the Sacramento courtroom, his mother watched through tears.

Joanna Jurgens knew how important it was for the district attorney prosecuting Jeffrey for stealing a car—and the judge deciding his fate—to see the extent of her son’s illness. But it was torture to watch.