June, 2018

Judge extends restraining order against SLO County clerk recorder

Judge Barry LaBarbera extended a temporary restraining order barring San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong from further correcting mismatched signature ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. LaBarbara said he will issue a written decision before 4 p.m. on Wednesday.... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit accuses SLO County Office of Education employees of corruption

A lawsuit filed by a former employee of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education alleges administrators at the agency received kickbacks for favors they did for contractors and likewise made personal use of public funds. Office of Education... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teens arrested for car theft and burglaries

While investigating an unrelated drunk driver hit and run, Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies recovered a stolen vehicle and property taken during multiple home burglaries. Deputies then arrested three teens from Santa Maria. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 10 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police officer accused of on-duty rape

A Paso Robles police sergeant is on paid administrative leave as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department investigates allegations of rape. The officer allegedly assaulted several women while on the job. After one Paso Robles woman called 911 to... (Continue reading)

Suspect snatches customer’s wallet at downtown SLO restaurant

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man who stole a customer’s wallet at a downtown SLO restaurant Monday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Police have released surveillance footage which appears to show the wallet was left on a table... (Continue reading)

Prowler caught on video looking in window of SLO apartment

A doorbell camera system recently captured a man peering inside the window of an apartment in San Luis Obispo, and police are now searching for the suspect. [Cal Coast Times] Surveillance footage shows the man walking with an apparent limp... (Continue reading)

So where is Arroyo Grande on medical marijuana?

Opinion by Mayor Jim Hill Medical marijuana – cannabis – has been legal under California law since Proposition 215 was passed by voters in 1996. Well over a year ago, facing a mandated state deadline and anticipating new state regulations... (Continue reading)

Tommy Gong slapped with temporary restraining order

Judge Barry LaBarbera granted San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton a temporary restraining order on Monday barring Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong from further correcting mismatched signature ballots. [Cal Coast Times] Following the June 5 election, Gong told both Compton and... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly professor accused of looking up professor’s dress

A Cal Poly psychology professor whose research field includes covert communication allegedly used his phone to look up a female professor’s dress. [KSBY] The incident occurred on May 2 in a faculty office building, university officials say. Cal Poly police... (Continue reading)

Two new luxury hotels coming soon to downtown SLO

Two luxury hotels are expected to open in downtown San Luis Obispo by early 2019. [Cal Coast Times] As part of the Chinatown development on the northern edge of downtown SLO, Hotel San Luis Obispo is under construction and scheduled... (Continue reading)