May, 2018

Deputies question jail safety, elect not to endorse Ian Parkinson

Members of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association have voted twice not to endorse San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson in his campaign to keep his seat in the June 5 election, while questioning his management of the county jail. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Sex offender arrested for child porn in SLO

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a registered sex offender on Thursday for possession of child pornography. [Cal Coast Times] After discovering child pornography was being downloaded through the internet of a hotel located on the 1400 block of... (Continue reading)

Marijuana tax nets California more than $60 million

The state of California has brought in $60.9 million in tax revenue from the cultivation and sale of cannabis during the first quarter of 2018, according to numbers released today from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. The... (Continue reading)

Central Coast community reeks of marijuana

Carpenteria is a charming coastal community peppered with antique stores, mom-and-pop shops and gourmet cafes. But with an onslaught of marijuana cultivations, some say the southern Santa Barbara County community stinks, literally. [Cal Coast Times] After multiple nurseries switched from... (Continue reading)

Heidi Harmon plans to run for second term as SLO mayor

At a press conference outside City Hall with supporters standing beside her, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon announced Thursday she is running for reelection. [Cal Coast Times] Harmon, a first-term mayor, narrowly won office in 2016, edging multi-term incumbent... (Continue reading)

Burglar pilfers from SLO jewelry store, video

A man broke into a San Luis Obispo jewelry store early Thursday morning, stole about $10,000 worth of merchandise and fled before police arrived. [Cal Coast Times] The thief broke into I Love Rocks in the Marigold Center on Broad... (Continue reading)

Fifteen ASH patients discovered high on methamphetamine

A total of 15 Atascadero State Hospital patients recently tested positive for methamphetamine, while others quartered in ASH could, as well, have been under the influence of the drug. [Cal Coast Times] State hospital officials administered drug tests after some... (Continue reading)

Grief should not factor into county races

OPINION By CLAIRE MAMAKOS As a community our hearts go out to the family of Andrew Holland, the young man who died a year and a half ago in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Shortly after the details of... (Continue reading)

Fact checking the Compton and Paulding Nipomo debate

Cal Coast Times monitored Monday’s San Luis Obispo District 4 supervisor debate, which included claims on everything from Nipomo having a 400 percent increase in crime to accusations that a candidate is in the pocket of special interests. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Intruder fondles himself on family’s couch in Atascadero

A six-foot tall 275 pound-man broke into an Atascadero home on Tuesday and indecently exposed himself to residents. [Cal Coast Times] Atascadero police officers arrested Jose Arnoldo Cantu, 39, on charges of felony indecent exposure and trespassing. Officers booked him... (Continue reading)