July, 2018

SLO sex offender arrested for masturbating in front of a stranger

An unregistered sex offender stalked a woman in a shopping center parking lot on Sunday and masturbated to her while apparently videotaping her on his phone, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Officers arrested the man promptly after... (Continue reading)

police searching for clothing thief, commercial burglar and car thief

Amid a seeming flurry of theft related incidents, San Luis Obispo police announced Thursday that they are searching for a clothing thief, a commercial burglar who stole items belonging to an employee and a car thief. [Cal Coast Times] Police... (Continue reading)

Twenty-two injured in accident at Fort Hunter Liggett

An accident during a training exercise involving a Blackhawk helicopter caused a tent to collapse at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County on Wednesday, leaving 22 soldiers injured. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:30 a.m., a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk... (Continue reading)

Deputies search Montecito for possibly armed burglary suspect

A large search for possibly armed burglary suspects that began Wednesday night is still ongoing Thursday morning in Montecito. [Cal Coast Times] After three burglars got caught breaking into a Montecito home, sheriff’s deputies working with other law enforcement units... (Continue reading)

California ghost town sells for $1.4 million

A 19thCentury mining hub-turned California ghost town sold for $1.4 million, well above the initial asking price. The ghost town of Cerro Gordo, coincidentally or not, sold last week on Friday the 13th.  [Cal Coast Times] Situated in Inyo County... (Continue reading)

Why SLO needs a new mayor

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE As a long-time resident of San Luis Obispo, I cannot recall a time when we’ve had a mayor and city council so out-of-touch with its citizens. Once considered the “Happiest Place in North America,” San... (Continue reading)

Recreational marijuana goes on sale in SLO County

For the first time, marijuana for recreational use is going on sale legally in San Luis Obispo County. Marijuana users who do not have medical recommendations, but are 21 or older, can now enter a Grover Beach pot shop and... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student loses scholarship over slur at immigration protest

An incoming freshman on Cal Poly’s wrestling team lost his scholarship after he was filmed screaming an anti-gay slur during a feud between opposing sides at a protest over immigration policy. [Cal Coast Times] During the June 30 incident, Bronson... (Continue reading)

Two men burglarize AutoZone stores in Atascadero and Morro Bay

A pair of thieves from Fresno allegedly burglarized the AutoZone stores in both Atascadero and Morro Bay early Tuesday morning and got caught after the second break-in. [Cal Coast Times] First, the two suspects broke into the Atascadero AutoZone in... (Continue reading)

It’s time for the SLO City Council to consider impacts

Opinion by David Brodie and Allan Cooper Even though there have been zoning studies concerning building height limits in downtown San Luis Obispo, there seems to have been little reference to known negatives related to building heights above two or... (Continue reading)