May, 2018

Two people hospitalized in crashes near Lake Nacimiento

Two separate accidents near Lake Nacimiento on Sunday each resulted in one person being hospitalized. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4:30 p.m., two vehicles collided on Nacimiento Lake Drive in the Heritage Ranch area. A total of seven people were... (Continue reading)

Raging fire guts Santa Margarita mercantile

An early morning fire has destroyed much of the building that holds the closed Margarita Mercantile & Company in Santa Margarita. Shortly after midnight, a fire was spotted burning in an uninhabited apartment behind the Mercantile. The blaze destroyed the... (Continue reading)

Ilan Funke-Bilu is the most qualified candidate for judge

OPINION by WILLIAM AUSMAN I am writing to you to let you know that one of our own is not only serving our community well but wants to serve all of the people of San Luis Obispo County. I read... (Continue reading)

SLO police arrest serial iPhone thief

San Luis Obispo police arrested a man on Saturday who has allegedly stolen iPhones from Apple Stores all over California and Nevada. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday afternoon, the man snatched seven iPhones from the  SLO Apple Store at 899... (Continue reading)

Two people killed in crash on Highway 166

Two men were killed Saturday evening in a one car collision on Highway 166 near Thompson Avenue. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 11 p.m., a man in a silver Lexus was headed southbound on Highway 166 when he veered off... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in Paso Robles crash

A 27-year-old Southern California woman died after crashing her car into a light pole at a Paso Robles intersection early Saturday morning. Paso Robles police have identified the victim as Chanel Mickelson of Valley Center. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)

Questionable spending at SLO County IWMA on the agenda

Editor’s note: The Wayne Hall letter requesting an audit of the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority is at the bottom of this story. By Cal Coast Times staff San Luis Obispo County’s public agency responsible for waste... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly and protesters clash over anti-war demonstration

Cal Poly is reportedly threatening to sanction student protesters for disrupting a university career fair last month while demonstrating against the defense contractor Raytheon. Meanwhile, the student protesters are slamming the university for attacking free speech, and they are claiming... (Continue reading)

George Soros putting money into California DA races

Billionaire financier George Soros and other liberal donors are pouring money into California district attorney races with an aim to reshape the criminal justice system. [Cal Coast Times] Soros and fellow donors would like to reduce incarceration, crack down on... (Continue reading)

Possible arson fire leads to evacuation at Atascadero Middle School

A possible arson fire caused the evacuation of Atascadero Middle School Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8 a.m., a fire broke out in a boys’ bathroom at the junior high. School personnel evacuated students and then extinguished the... (Continue reading)