April, 2018

Supervisor Bruce Gibson accused of conflicts of interest

By KAREN VELIE One morning last week, activist Julie Tacker decided she had had enough, and she began putting together a conflict of interest complaint against San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson. [Cal Coast Times] Since 2011, Gibson has... (Continue reading)

SLO Council planning another pay raise

The San Luis Obispo City Council will consider granting itself a 10 percent pay raise at its meeting on Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] In line with a recommendation from a city council compensation committee, the base salary for San Luis... (Continue reading)

SLO thief flees on bicycle

A man snatched a package from a San Luis Obispo porch on Friday, then rode off on a bicycle, SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell stated in a social media post. [Cal Coast Times] Cantrell circulated images from surveillance film showing... (Continue reading)

SLO County judge threatens to fine state over jail inmates

A San Luis Obispo County judge is considering fining the California Department of State Hospitals over the continuing failure to accept mentally ill inmates. [Cal Coast Times] For years, the mentally ill have languished in the county jail even though... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College replacing two water-wasting pools

Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo plans to temporarily shuttered its Aquatic Center in May while two pools are replaced. More than four years ago, campus staff estimated the pools were leaking more than 25,000 gallons a day. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Three suspects attack man in SLO

Three suspects allegedly attacked a man early Friday morning in the 1100 block of Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 1 p.m., a caller reported that three men involved in a disturbance had fled, one... (Continue reading)

Milo Yiannopoulos holds fake news forum at Cal Poly

Controversial political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and two conservative YouTubers participated in a much-anticipated fake news forum at Cal Poly Thursday evening while numerous police officers stood guard. [Cal Coast Times] Protesters stood with signs outside the fenced-off Mott Athletic Center,... (Continue reading)

Fire at Madonna Inn caused by over filling dryer

A dryer in a Madonna Inn laundry room caught on fire Thursday night, causing smoke to spread in nearby parts of the hotel. [Cal Coast Times] Officials evacuated guests in rooms close to the laundry area. Firefighters arrived and quickly... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes closures planned despite disputed pollution reports

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite mounting evidence indicating the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) used flawed science to deem the Oceano Dunes off-road riding area a public nuisance, the APCD and California state parks have reached a... (Continue reading)

Suspect in Santa Barbara murder spree arested

Almost forty years after the suspect known as the Original Night Stalker is believed to have committed the first of three horrific crimes in Santa Barbara County near Goleta, officers arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. [Cal Coast Times] DeAngelo is... (Continue reading)