January, 2018

Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County reopened on Sunday

Highway 101 reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after mudslides killed at least 21 people and closed Highway 101 in southern Santa Barbara County. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after noon, Traffic began moving again on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Search crews find 21st victim of Montecito mudslides

With the help of rescue dogs, searchers in Montecito found the body of woman lost during the deadly mudslides on Saturday morning, putting the number of fatalities at 21 with two people still missing. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police catch burglar in Berry Gardens home

  Arroyo Grande police officers arrested a suspected burglar they found hiding inside a garage of a home in Berry Gardens Friday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At approximately 9 a.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria pastor accused of sexual assault, harassment

A former Santa Maria pastor who stepped down from his position last year allegedly sexually harassed, battered and assaulted a female church goer, according to a lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County court. The lawsuit also names the ex-pastor’s wife,... (Continue reading)

Gibson could face two challengers, Eckles and MacElvaine

The race for the San Luis Obispo County District 2 supervisor seat heats up as Jeff Eckles announces he will challenge Supervisor Bruce Gibson in the June election while former District 2 supervisor and coastal commissioner Steve MacElvaine considers joining... (Continue reading)

Atascadero track star killed in crash

A former Atascadero High track star was killed and her sister was critically injured Tuesday morning in a crash on Highway 198 just west of Highway 5. [Cal Coast Times] Brittni Frace, 20, of Paso Robles was pronounced dead at... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach women supplied oil field meth ring

A Grover Beach woman is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as part of an oil field drug... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors cut meeting schedule in half

In order to provide more time to prepare for board meetings, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last year to meet twice a month in 2018, rather than four times a month as it has in... (Continue reading)

Judge Mike Cummins challenges DA Dan Dow

By KAREN VELIE Judge Mike Cummins, a former prosecutor and superior court judge, is challenging San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow in the June primary election for the top prosecutor seat. [Cal Coast Times] Cummins, 62, served as... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune to get Sacramento based editor

As part of a nationwide reorganization of its newsrooms, McClatchy will have one editor, based in Sacramento, who will be responsible for all five of the company’s California newspapers, including the San Luis Obispo Tribune, as well as a paper... (Continue reading)