June, 2018

Talk show host Dave Congalton struck by car, seriously injured

KVEC radio talk show host Dave Congalton was walking to the “Families Belong Together March” in San Luis Obispo when a vehicle crashed into him Saturday morning, leaving him with serious injuries. [Cal Coast Times] For almost three decades, Congalton... (Continue reading)

Staffers allege mismanagement at the SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of mismanagement, incapacitated staffers and failures to provide proper medical care, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson hired more administrators and modified procedures. Changes some staffers say have not improved jail patient care. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO child molester claims to be the Antichrist

Convicted child molester Jonathan Oscar Davis, who is back in court for allegedly touching young girls, told a San Luis Obispo judge on Friday that his actual name is “the Antichrist.”  [Cal Coast Times] During an arraignment hearing, Judge Matthew... (Continue reading)

Blood tests results in fatal DUI crash disputed

The attorney for a woman accused of vehicular manslaughter in the 2006 death of a Santa Margarita woman argued in court this week that the blood alcohol test was tainted. [Cal Coast Times] On April 30, 2016, Jessica Lea Allred... (Continue reading)

If we lived in a perfect world

Letter to the editor by Michael Rivera If I lived in a perfect world there would be no need for walls at our border. But many of us know we need a wall! If I lived in a perfect world... (Continue reading)

SLO police asking for help in identifying child molester’s alleged victim

At least five separate reports have been filed this week alleging convicted child molester Jonathan Oscar Davis recently touched young girls. [Cal Coast Times] On Monday, San Luis Obispo police arrested Davis, 43, after he rubbed the hair of a... (Continue reading)

High-density development planned in place of bowling alley project

In the aftermath of an aborted entertainment venue project involving a pair of controversial developers, a prominent local development firm and an international real estate company have a new proposal for the downtown San Luis Obispo site: a mixed-use high... (Continue reading)

Liberal columnist Joe Tarica is Tribune’s new editor

A longtime journalist for The Tribune who has recently penned columns advocating for liberal policies and supporting liberal politicians in SLO County has been named the new editor of San Luis Obispo’s daily newspaper. [Cal Coast Times] Joe Tarica will... (Continue reading)

Suspects plead guilty to embezzling public funds

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced Wednesday that the last two people involved in a county public works embezzlement scheme have pled guilty. [Cal Coast Times] Leanna Harada, 43, and Michael Anzivino, 46, pled guilty to felony... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande budget shortfall leads to layoffs

Faced with a budget gap of nearly $1 million, the city of Arroyo Grande is laying off staffers and reducing the hours of operation at City Hall. [Cal Coast Times] Arroyo Grande has a projected budget gap of $912,000 next... (Continue reading)