April, 2018

Two people die in Grover Beach over apparent drug overdose

Police found a middle-aged man and woman dead inside a Grover Beach home Thursday evening with illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia at the scene. Grover Beach police have not revealed the suspected cause of death, and they say there were... (Continue reading)

More suspensions over Cal Poly blackface

Despite the suspension of Cal Poly’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha and the resignation of its leadership, some students and community members are continuing to express outrage over last weekend’s blackface incident both on campus and in the press. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity leaders quit over blackface scandal

The chapter officers of Cal Poly’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity have all resigned over the blackface incident that has snowballed into national news story, not just a community controversy. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday, while Cal Poly was holding its... (Continue reading)

Turnover continues, Hill appoints Ortiz-Legg to planning commission

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has appointed former state Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg to the SLO County Planning Commission, pending approval from the board of supervisors. [Cal Coast Times] Ortiz-Legg, a public affairs specialist in the solar industry,... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar Unified School District bus driver allegedly abuses child, video

The lawyers for the family who filed a lawsuit against the Lucia Mar Unified School District accusing a school bus driver of sexually molesting a 9-year-old special-needs child released a video of the suspected abuse on Tuesday. [KSBY] In the... (Continue reading)

Hill rips SLO County for hiring PR firm over Holland video

Several opponents of San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s reelection bid are criticizing county officials for spending money on hiring a public relations firm to direct crisis communications in the aftermath of the release of the video showing Andrew... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district official’s failures need to be corrected

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District held a special closed session meeting on Saturday at 8 o’clock in the morning at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in the city of San Luis Obispo. They were... (Continue reading)

Study ranks SLO County13 for pot friendliness

San Luis Obispo County is ranked 13 out of 58 counties for pot friendliness, according to a study by the Southern California News Group. SLO County received a score of 20.9. [Cal Coast Times] A review of all marijuana ordinances... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity member’s blackface makeup sparks controversy

A Cal Poly fraternity is under university investigation and faced with community outrage after one of its members appeared in blackface at a brotherhood event over the weekend. A photo of the individual was later circulated online. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Mayor Hill skips meeting, alleges Brown Act violations

Two South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board members and administrative staffers have come under fire for alleged violations of open meetings laws that protect public access to information and participation. Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill refused to attend... (Continue reading)