December, 2017

Rodent infestation closes Cayucos Super Market

The Cayucos Super Market was closed on Wednesday after inspectors with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department discovered a rat and mouse infestation. In response to a complaint, county staff inspected the Cayucos Super Market and found evidence... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatch items stored for the homeless

Homeless services officials temporarily closed several North County warming centers this week after thieves broke into a shed in Paso Robles and stole items being stored for the homeless. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, the thieves broke into a shed... (Continue reading)

Tim Covello to run against Ilan Funke-Bilu for judge

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Commissioner and former prosecutor, Tim Covello, has filed paperwork to run for a judgeship, meaning he will challenge attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu for a seat on the bench. [Cal Coast Times] Generally, judges are appointed... (Continue reading)

Controversial attorney appointed SLO County judge

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Matt Guerrero to a judgeship in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. Guerrero, a supporter of SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill, participated on social media pages that demean women... (Continue reading)

Infighting and allegations of backroom deals mar marijuana referendum

One company’s attempt to overturn a San Luis Obispo County marijuana ordinance has raised questions about alleged backroom deals, influence peddling and attempts to mislead the public. [Cal Coast Times] During a Nov. 27 SLO County Board of Supervisor’s meeting,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay shoplifter arrested in stolen vehicle

A shoplifting incident on Saturday at a hardware store in Morro Bay led to the arrests of three San Luis Obispo County residents and the discovery of a stolen vehicle. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., an employee at... (Continue reading)

Templeton CHC security guard killed in parking lot

A security guard at Community Health Centers in Templeton was killed in a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Monday while attempting to help an elderly man park his car. [Cal Coast Times] Gregory Norwood, 52, was directing 77-year-old Pedro Islasmejia... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara Zoo preps for evacuations

The Santa Barbara Zoo closed Sunday to the public as keepers prepare the animals for a possible evacuation because of the massive Thomas Fire. If forced to evacuate, animals will be transported to multiple locations. [Cal Coast Times] Entering its... (Continue reading)

Ilan Funke-Bilu to run for judge

Attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu announced Friday he will run for an open San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge seat in 2018. Incumbent judge Barry LaBarbera is not seeking reelection. [Cal Coast Times] Generally, judges are governor appointed following their predecessors... (Continue reading)

Run for something, today’s the day

OPINION by STEW JENKINS The election of Democrat Doug Jones, as Alabama’s Senator, is the beginning of the middle of a national sea change. All over America, people young and old have screwed up their courage to file for local,... (Continue reading)