July, 2018

Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons will not run for reelection

Following three terms in office, Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons will opt not to run for reelection. [Cal Coast Times] Irons said it is time for him to step away now that the city is nearing completion of the update... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Council contemplating a sales tax increase

The Paso Robles City Council is considering placing a 1 percent sales tax measure on the November ballot, a move that could give the jurisdiction the highest sales tax rate in San Luis Obispo County. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, Paso... (Continue reading)

Woman convicted of manslaughter and DUI in Santa margarita crash

A San Luis Obispo jury found a 25-year-old woman guilty of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two counts of DUI resulting in injury over a 2016 crash after a concert at the Pozo Saloon that killed a Santa Margarita woman.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande power struggle leads to more dirty politics

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Dirty politics has again raised its ugly head in Arroyo Grande. For years, those who aligned with former mayor Tony Ferrara and his unwavering support for John Wallace have repeatedly accused Mayor Jim Hill – the... (Continue reading)

Avila Hot Springs’ lifeguards rescue woman

Lifeguards rescued a woman who nearly drowned while swimming laps in the pool at Avila Hot Springs on July 4. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the woman, who is said to be in her 50s, suddenly stopped swimming.... (Continue reading)

Five people displaced in South SLO County fires

A total of three fires broke out in South County after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. [Cal Coast Times] The fires left five people displaced, primarily because of a sizable apartment fire in the... (Continue reading)

Fatal DUI crash defendant testified she only had three drinks

A 24-year-old woman accused of vehicular manslaughter in the 2016 death of a Santa Margarita woman following a concert at the Pozo Saloon took the stand in her trial and testified that, prior to the crash, she only drank three... (Continue reading)

Highway 1 to reopen north of Ragged Point

A stretch of Highway 1 north of Ragged Point that has been closed for more than a year following a massive landslide will reopen on July 20, according to Caltrans. [Cal Coast Times] In May 2017, a massive landslide at... (Continue reading)

Dayspring’s Grover Beach pot shop set to open

Another Grover Beach pot shop is opening its doors this week. Helios Dayspring’s Natural Healing Center will be the second brick and mortar marijuana dispensary to open both in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo County under the state of... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man robs neighbor

A felon who lives in rural Santa Margarita broke into his neighbor’s property in California Valley and stole guns, a tablet and other items, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast News] At about 6 p.m.... (Continue reading)