Driver crashes into SLO police cruiser and flees

San Luis Obispo Police said a man crashed into the back of a police cruiser before fleeing northbound on Highway 101 Monday at about 6:15 a.m. Shortly after Sgt. Jeff Booth entered the highway from the Prado Road on-ramp, an... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges Wallace intentionally mismanaged sewage plant

By KAREN VELIE EDITOR’S NOTE: See a claim filed by six Oceano homeowners against South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant administrator John Wallace at the bottom of this story. Six Oceano homeowners filed a lawsuit on Dec. 18 that claims... (Continue reading)

New laws overlooked in 2012

Californians began 2012 with the news that they could no longer purchase the delicacy of shark fin soup, and six months later they had to give up foie gras. Governor Jerry Brown signed nearly 900 bills into law in 2012,... (Continue reading)

California still withholding state parks funds

California will not return money directly to nonprofits that provided funding for state parks threatened by budget cuts without knowledge of a $54 million agency surplus. [Sacramento Bee] AB 1478, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September, reallocated... (Continue reading)

Los Osos feud escalates to stabbing

A long-standing feud led to a 58-year-old man stabbing and slashing a Los Osos man multiple times on Sunday. Edward Tolosko allegedly broke into the victim’s home at 3205 Clark Valley Road at about 12:55 p.m. and accosted him with... (Continue reading)

Templeton felon accused of assault

A Templeton man is in jail after he was accused of assaulting another person while wielding a gun. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies responded to reports of gunfire and a possible assault with a deadly weapon to a home... (Continue reading)

Lightning strikes plane landing in Los Angeles

A lightning bolt struck a Delta Air Lines plane just before it landed at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday morning. [LA Times] Flight 284 had nearly completed a 10-hour, 15-minute journey from Tokyo when lighting struck the plane around 8... (Continue reading)

Brown appoints new San Luis Obispo County judge

Governor Jerry Brown appointed U.S. Magistrate Rita Coyne Federman a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge Thursday. Federman, 50, has served on the U.S. District Court’s central district of California since 2004. She fills a vacancy created when Judge Teresa Estrada-Mullaney... (Continue reading)

SLO apartment fire injures two

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and a dog died Thursday in what fire officials called “a rapidly-spreading fire” at a two-story apartment building at 729 Pismo Street in San Luis Obispo. None of the building’s nine residents were hurt, although... (Continue reading)

State’s pot backers undeterred

Tutored by California’s prior failures to become the nation’s legal pot pioneer, advocates in Washington and Colorado learned and subsequently succeeded. Now California marijuana legalization proponents are feeling newly-empowered and eying rekindled efforts to win their next campaign. (San Jose... (Continue reading)