May, 2018

SLO County hit with another jail death lawsuit

The family of a 60-year-old man who died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail in April filed a lawsuit Friday against San Luis Obispo County alleging negligence that resulted in death. Kevin Lee McLaughlin died of a heart attack... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly spent $85,000 on policing Milo Yiannopoulos event

Policing and providing security for the recent fake news forum featuring controversial conservative Milo Yiannopoulos cost Cal Poly and the California State University system a combined estimate total of $86,200, Cal Poly officials say. Cal Poly’s share of the cost... (Continue reading)

SLO doctor accused of operating prescription drug mill

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo doctor with a history of dispersing drugs without performing the required medical exams was charged Wednesday with six felony counts associated with running a pill mill is also facing losing her medical license.... (Continue reading)

Fire burns Lori Angello’s home in Oceano

A home belonging to Oceano Community Services Director Lori Angello caught fire early Friday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The fire broke out at about 4 a.m. at the two-story home in the 1600 block of Laguna Drive, according to the... (Continue reading)

Burglar allegedly wakes up woman and rapes her

Amid a downtown Santa Barbara crime spree last month, a 24-year-old man allegedly woke up a woman sleeping in an alcove and raped her. Kahlil Byers raped the woman after burglarizing a Foot Locker and a pawn shop, according to... (Continue reading)

SLO gives Mayor Heidi Harmon a raise

Rather than approving across-the-board 10 percent raises, as proposed by a special committee, the San Luis Obispo City Council decided Tuesday to increase the mayor’s base pay by 15 percent while raising council member salaries by 2 percent. The council... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Council will not challenge sanctuary state law

Following spirited debate between community members over California’s sanctuary state law, the Paso Robles City Council decided Tuesday not to take a formal position supporting or opposing the controversial statute, despite offering some criticism of its immigration-friendly rules. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

DA hires discredited investigator to look into perjury questions

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow has hired an investigator to look into whether an expert witness used by his office committed perjury. But the investigator he chose has had his work criticized by the... (Continue reading)

Teens rob Orcutt group home, flee in stolen van

A pair of teens violently robbed an Orcutt group home early Tuesday morning, then stole a vehicle and led officers on a chase that ultimately led to a multi-vehicle accident south of Buellton, which involved a patrol car. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Marijuana shops could be coming soon to SLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council is moving ahead with plans to allow three marijuana dispensaries to open in SLO. However, the plans appear to be conditional upon voters passing a marijuana tax measure, which may appear on the November... (Continue reading)