June, 2018

Illegal immigrant convicted of the murder of Marilyn Pharis

A Santa Maria jury convicted an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal history Wednesday of the murder of Air Force veteran Marilyn Pharis. Victor Aureliano Martinez was also convicted of multiple enhancements and could now face life in prison without... (Continue reading)

Mayor Jim Hill barred from voting on Brisco Road interchange

The Fair Political Practices Commission recently informed Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill that he has a conflict of interest regarding the Brisco Road interchange project and cannot vote on the issue. [Cal Coast Times] Throughout Hill’s term, he has been... (Continue reading)

Sex offender arrested for touching girls in downtown SLO

A San Luis Obispo man twice convicted of child molestation is in the SLO County Jail following an arrest on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] San Luis Obispo police arrested Jonathan Oscar Davis, 43, and booked him in jail on a... (Continue reading)

SLO bowling alley project stopped after failure to pay bills

Faced with fresh allegations of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills, a pair of controversial developers dropped their plans to build a bowling alley and entertainment venue in downtown San Luis Obispo. The brothers say, though, they plan... (Continue reading)

Plans for a Grover Beach conference center canceled

  The long-envisioned Grover Beach lodge and conference center project may now become just a hotel development. [Cal Coast Times] Pacifica Companies, the developer, is currently seeking approval from the city of Grover Beach to move forward with the project... (Continue reading)

Feds arrest SLO cannabis business owner in darknet drug sting

The U.S. Justice Department has arrested 35 suspects selling illegal drugs and marijuana on the darknet including a San Luis Obispo county cannabis delivery service owner, according to a news release. [Cal Coast Times] Federal agents posed as money launderers... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD struggling to fund fire services

Facing rolling blackouts or alternating closures of the Oceano and Grover Beach fire stations, the Oceano Community Services District Board plans to discuss how to continue to provide fire and emergency services to the community of 7,600 people. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Girlfriend of Honor Farm escapee facing state prison time

A woman who allegedly served as the getaway driver in her boyfriend’s escape from San Luis Obispo County Jail’s Honor Farm is facing a stiffer potential sentence than her boyfriend who broke free from custody. [Cal Coast Times] Claudia Penaloza,... (Continue reading)

Man severely burned in propane fire in SLO

A man suffered severe burns after a fire broke out at a San Luis Obispo homeless camp early Tuesday morning as a result of an individual trying to transfer propane from one bottle to another, according to the city fire... (Continue reading)

Leather shoe considered clue in missing Paso Robles woman’s disappearance

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials say a brown leather shoe found in the Creston area may be associated with the disappearance of a 62-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a month and a half. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)