May, 2018

SLO IWMA board votes for Styrofoam ban

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) board overwhelmingly endorsed the idea of a countywide ordinance imposing a ban on Styrofoam food containers. [Cal Coast Times] At a meeting Wednesday that pitted environmentalists against restaurant owners, the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero stabbing suspect linked to sexual assault of Cal Poly student

A 39-year-old man whom Atascadero police arrested on Monday for stabbing one person and kidnapping another is connected by DNA evidence to a sexual assault of a Cal Poly student last year. [Cal Coast Times] On the night of Dec.... (Continue reading)

SLO IWMA seeking countywide Styrofoam ban

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority board will consider a plan to enact a countywide ban on Styrofoam food containers on Wednesday. [Cal Coast Times] Five of the seven cities in SLO County — Arroyo Grande, Grover... (Continue reading)

One killed another injured in Highway 1 crash in Cayucos

A woman died Tuesday after allegedly running a red light and turning into oncoming traffic on Highway 1 in Cayucos. The woman collided with the car of a 20-year-old Morro Bay man, who also suffered major injuries in the crash.... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray challenges Jim Hill for AG mayor seat

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill and Councilwoman Caren Ray have both announced plans to run for the mayor’s seat in the November election. Amid allegations of graft and corruption by former mayor Tony Ferrara and other city officials, in 2014... (Continue reading)

Fire burns garage in Nipomo

A fire severely burned the garage of a house in Nipomo early Tuesday morning. The blaze broke out at about 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Venus Court. Firefighters managed to contain the blaze to the garage of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student killed in fiery crash near Cholame Y

A 22-year-old woman who died in a fiery head-on crash with a semi truck last week was a Cal Poly engineering student. Iriana Pina, from Kettleman City, was driving a Ford Mustang northbound on Highway 41 near the Cholame Y... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson is out of touch on Los Osos

OPINION by JULIE TACKER At the April 20, candidates forum for the District 2 Supervisor race, I was struck by the misstatements made by sitting Supervisor Bruce Gibson about the Los Osos Wastewater Project. A project he holds himself out... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man arrested for alleged kidnapping and stabbing incident

Atascadero police arrested a man Monday morning for allegedly stabbing one person and kidnapping another person. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 8:30 a.m., police responded to reports of a vehicle collision and physical altercation between the people involved in the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach planning to approve recreational pot shops

Not to be outdone by the city of San Luis Obispo, the Grover Beach City Council is set to add recreational pot shops to its existing marijuana regime. [Cal Coast Times] Last fall, the Grover Beach City Council voted to... (Continue reading)