May, 2018

7 men sentenced in robbery of marijuana distributor’s home

The seven men who masquerading as police officers during an Atascadero home invasion last year were sentenced to prison on Wednesday. [Cal Coast Times] On Feb. 11, 2017, the men entered a home on the 8400 block of San Gregorio... (Continue reading)

Dangerous train car fire in San Luis Obispo

@SLO_City_Fire and working hard to contain multiple rail car fires in SLO. Suspicious origin. Cars full of used railroad ties. — SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) May 16, 2018 Multiple rail cars caught fire on train tracks in San Luis... (Continue reading)

Three arrested in Morro Bay drug bust

Authorities confiscated methamphetamine, marijuana and a variety of weapons during a drug bust Tuesday morning in Morro Bay. The drug bust also netted three arrests. [Cal Coast Times] For several weeks, Morro Bay officers had been investigating reported drug activity... (Continue reading)

Jimmy Paulding needs to study, stop throwing mud

OPINION by JULIE TACKER District 4 Supervisorial candidate Jimmy Paulding has Oceano residents up in arms over having been “the county’s stepchild;” as evidenced by there not being sidewalks in the community. Blaming current Supervisor Lynn Compton for failing to prioritize... (Continue reading)

Large Monterey County opium poppy grow busted

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies destroyed thousands of opium poppy plants over the weekend that were being grown in a field in Moss Landing. [Cal Coast Times] Last week, sheriff’s investigators learned of the grow site and confirmed that the plants... (Continue reading)

Keith Gurnee announces his run for mayor

Announcement by T. Keith Gurnee On May 11, I filed a notice of intent to run for Mayor of the City of San Luis Obispo. Why in the world would I consider running against an incumbent mayor? Just a few... (Continue reading)

Vehicles burned in suspected Nipomo arson

A pickup truck was destroyed and two RVs were burned in a fire early Sunday morning in Nipomo that the owner of the truck is alleging was arson. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 a.m., the fire was reported in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Planning Commission approves 96-room hotel

A North County hotel owner plans on building a 96-room lodge in Paso Robles, which has now garnered the approval of the city’s planning commission. [Cal Coast Times] Matt Masia, of the firm Black’s Hatchery, has submitted plans to build... (Continue reading)

FPPC investigating Supervisor Gibson for conflicts of interests

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has mounted an investigation into San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson concerning conflict of interest allegations. [Cal Coast Times] In 2016, the county board of supervisors approved a vacation rental exemption for a... (Continue reading)

Deputies seize 3,000 pounds of marijuana, arrest 18

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 18 people early Saturday morning after catching them smuggling more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States by panga boat at a beach near Goleta. [Cal Coast Times] At approximately 1 a.m.,... (Continue reading)