April, 2018

Parents file suit against school district for covering up child molestation

The family of a then 9-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually abused by a bus driver filed a lawsuit Friday against the Lucia Mar Unified School District, San Luis Obispo County and the victim’s former bus driver. After victim’s parents... (Continue reading)

More injuries, fewer arrests at Deltopia in Isla Vista

This year’s spring break party in Isla Vista, known as Deltopia, included 25 arrests, 25 medical transports, an injured officer and a woman falling from a balcony. In 2017, officers arrested 42 attendees but only 14 people required transportation to... (Continue reading)

Social media misinformation prompts online bullying

Update: Jimmy Paulding responded shortly before the article was published to say that he had heard from CR Lara from Latino Outreach who wanted to reschedule the forum because of Supervisor Compton’s campaign. Paulding later posted on Facebook that the... (Continue reading)

Chinese crime groups illegally growing marijuana in California

A Chinese-funded transnational organized crime group has been purchasing homes in the Sacramento region and converting the houses into marijuana grows, United State prosecutors allege. [Cal Coast Times] On Tuesday and Wednesday, federal agents and local law enforcement searched about... (Continue reading)

molestation charges against Nipomo wrestling coach

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has recommended that SLO County prosecutors file sexual molestation charges against the former girls wrestling coach at Nipomo High School. [Cal Coast Times] Justin Magdaleno, a Nipomo High School teacher and wrestling coach,... (Continue reading)

South County sanitation district needs new leadership

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has new leadership, but continues to spiral out of control. Oceano Community Services District Vice President Linda Austin has just one year under her belt as an elected official... (Continue reading)

Milo Yiannopoulos back to Cal Poly for conservative fake news panel

In the aftermath of an aborted fake news panel discussion, the Cal Poly College Republican will host a new fake news panel later this month that will feature the return of controversial political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to Cal Poly. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Holland family reveals $40,000 donation to Jimmy Paulding

Following multiple allegations that District 4 supervisor candidate Jimmy Paulding has not been transparent because he refused to identify several large donors, the family of Andrew Holland announced they had donated $40,000 to Paulding in early March. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO women to get 8 year sentence for attempted murder

A 40-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who slashed the throat of an ex-boyfriend will spend about 8 years in prison after accepting a plea agreement. [Cal Coast Times] Erika Christine Deherrera is charged with first degree attempted murder, which could... (Continue reading)

Crime in SLO declines after two years of increases

After overall crime in San Luis Obispo rose 21 percent from 2014 to 2015 and 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, crime decreased by 13 percent in 2017, according to figures released by the police department. [Cal Coast Times] Last... (Continue reading)