April, 2018

Arroyo Grande man identified as suspect in Kristen Marti death

San Luis Obispo police have identified an Arroyo Grande man and local business owner as the sole person of interest in the Kristen Marti disappearance and death case. [Cal Coast Times] Robert Koehler, 36, is the owner of a local... (Continue reading)

More judges, less access at SLO County courts

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Six times in the Declaration of Independence Congress said that denial of access to independent, honest and opened courts was cause to sever ties with England. An independent honest judiciary is the lynchpin holding our democratic-republic... (Continue reading)

SLO council delays plans for a tax hike

Sensing the possibility that a new tax measure would not pass if placed on the ballot this year, the San Luis Obispo City Council decided to delay the initiative, as city officials spend more time pitching the tax hike to... (Continue reading)

Los Osos woman arrested for attempted kidnapping

San Luis Obispo police have arrested a 50-year-old Los Osos woman for trying to kidnap a 3-year-old boy at the SLO Target store on Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, police circulated a surveillance image of the suspect who was... (Continue reading)

Los Osos teen sentenced to seven years in prison

A San Luis Obispo County judge sentenced a Los Osos teen to seven years in prison for a DUI hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old Cal Poly student. [Cal Coast Times] At about 11 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2017, a... (Continue reading)

DA opts not to charge educators accused of assaulting students

Two Central Coast educators who were accused of battering students have evaded charges following a conclusion by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office that the crime of battery could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in either... (Continue reading)

SLO man killed in off-roading crash in Pozo

A 23-year-old San Luis Obispo man died in an off-roading accident on Monday. His body was discovered a day later by firefighters. [Cal Coast Times] Wolfgang Wyatt Forbes was riding a 1986 Suzuki Samurai on Stair Step Summit Trail in... (Continue reading)

The SLO City Council’s abuse of power

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE There are so many forms of abuse these days. It’s tough to keep track of all of them: sexual abuse. domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, spousal abuse, etc. With its Anholm Bikeway proposal, our... (Continue reading)

Attempted kidnapping reported at Target in SLO

San Luis Obispo police have released a surveillance image of a woman who possibly attempted to kidnap a 3-year-old child at the SLO Target store on Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] The suspect was seen possibly trying to lure the child... (Continue reading)

Another racist incident at Cal Poly

Following fresh allegations of racism at Cal Poly, including a new fraternity photo that surfaced, university President Jeffrey Armstrong announced Tuesday that all Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council fraternities and sororities have been placed on indefinite suspension. [Cal Coast Times] Last... (Continue reading)