Articles Tagged With ‘Internet’




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California deems Backpage.com a brothel, arrests the CEO

Carl Ferrer

Backpage.com is the world’s top online brothel, and its CEO, Carl Ferrer, is a pimp, according to the California Attorney General’s Office. Authorities have arrested Ferrer on felony charges of pimping, pimping a minor and conspiracy to commit pimping. Backpage... (Continue reading)

Facebook should tell Congress to f**k off

Peter Scheer

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Facebook wants you, me and the federal government to believe that the selection and prominence of content on Facebook, particularly in its “trending stories” feature, has nothing to do with human judgment or choice. This has... (Continue reading)

California may fine jurors for Internet use

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A bill in the California Legislature proposes giving judges the power to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and Internet use violations. Currently, judges only have the authority to hold jurors in contempt of court if they violate... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Man accused of producing child porn

Christopher Robin Coates

A Carpinteria man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly producing, receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography – crimes he allegedly committed soon after completing a state prison term as a result of other child pornography offenses. Christopher Robin Coates, 41, is... (Continue reading)

Online threat of Santa Barbara school shooting

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The Santa Barbara Police Department and county sheriff’s office, as well as the FBI, are investigating a threat posted anonymously on a blog or chat room. The threat states the online commenter is considering carrying out a shooting in a... (Continue reading)

Hill zeroes in on broadcaster Dick Mason

Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill apparently has selected his next target for his unique brand of vitriol: veteran radio newsman Dick Mason. Mason is set to take over the morning news assignment at KVEC/920 on... (Continue reading)

County shuts down illegal gambling in Oceano and Nipomo

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Two gambling operations were shut down this week after San Luis Obispo County officials determined they were operating illegally. After receiving multiple complaints of drug use and prostitution in the area around the Cyber Wave Cafe’s at 1945 Front Street... (Continue reading)

Hill excoriates media as shooting cause

Supervisor Adam Hill

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill believes blame for the San Bernardino massacre can be laid at the feet of “hate media.” Writing on his Facebook page, “Team Adam Hill,” the District 3 supervisor even named four local media... (Continue reading)

Rough waters continue for Ashley Madison cheaters

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By KAREN VELIE Opening up his Earthlink account Monday, a San Luis Obispo based attorney found five threatening emails, each attempting to extort money because of the attorney’s participation on the hookup website Ashley Madison. The site, with a tagline... (Continue reading)

San Luis Jazz Band leader pleads guilty to extortion

Mitch latting

BY KAREN VELIE The leader of the San Luis Jazz Band plead guilty last month to three counts of extortion against his wife. Mitch Latting, 66, is scheduled to be sentenced by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn... (Continue reading)



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