May, 2018

Sheriff Parkinson needs to come clean with the voters  

Opinion by the Holland Family Alliance The Holland Family Alliance today issued the following open letter to SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson: On Saturday, May 25, we scattered Andrew’s ashes at sea on what would have been his 38th birthday.... (Continue reading)

Manse on Marsh owner and employee facing manslaughter trial

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled last week that enough evidence exists for a manslaughter case against the owner and former administrator of the Manse on Marsh to go to trial. [Cal Coast Times] Last July, the California Attorney General’s... (Continue reading)

Decline to state voters edge past Republicans in California

Ahead of next week’s primary election, independent voters have reportedly surpassed Republicans as the second largest voting bloc in California. [Cal Coast Times] As of the close of voter registration 15 days before the June primary, there are 4,844,803 no-party-preference... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man convicted of child rape

A Santa Barbara County jury convicted a Santa Maria man of committing numerous acts of molestation, including sexual intercourse, with two young girls. Manuel Ruiz Rios, 34, now faces life in prison, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s... (Continue reading)

Remains of murdered man found in Santa Margarita

Sheriff deputies found the remains of a 38-year-old missing man in rural Santa Margarita after receiving a tip that his body was 4100 block of Stagecoach Canyon Road. [Cal Coast Times] Jared Jay Walters, 38, was reported missing to the... (Continue reading)

DA prosecuting schizophrenic man for actions while hospitalized

In another case pitting San Luis Obispo County law enforcers against advocates for the mentally ill, a schizophrenic Atascadero man is facing charges over an incident last year in which he struck a worker at SLO County’s psychiatric health facility.... (Continue reading)

Emotional day at Marilyn Pharis murder trial

A nurse who treated Marilyn Pharis, the Santa Maria woman who was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal record, cried in court Tuesday and shouted that she knew the victim had been raped. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Is the election delaying answers to Los Osos’ $10 million question?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In March of this year, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors settled a $23 million lawsuit with sewer collection system contractor, ARB Inc., by borrowing the $10 million from the solar mitigation fund. Los... (Continue reading)

Six cars burglarized at trailhead on the Cuesta Grade

Amid an apparent rash of car break-ins at trailheads, six vehicles were burglarized Saturday morning at a parking lot for the West Cuesta Ridge Trail. [Cal Coast Times] The burglaries occurred at about 9 a.m. at a parking lot located... (Continue reading)

SLO County Democrats gaining parity with Republicans

As the electorate becomes deeply divided over issues regarding immigration and gun control, the number of registered voters in San Luis Obispo County has increased to an all time high, and the Democratic Party is the big winner. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)