October, 2018

typhus outbreak in LA County reaches epidemic levels

Health officials in Los Angeles County reported on Friday that a typhus outbreak has reached “epidemic levels” — which some experts blame on the poor living conditions of the areas homeless population. [Cal Coast Times] Of the 42 cases reported... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay teen arrested for attempted murder

A domestic dispute in Morro Bay led to the arrest of one man for stabbing both a woman and a man repeatedly on Saturday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 a.m., officers responding to reports of an assault found... (Continue reading)

It is time to address SLO’s skyrocketing crime rates

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Our current San Luis Obispo mayor would have us believe that crime has gone down between 2017-2018, but it belies a disturbing truth. Our Police Department’s own published crime statistics for the first three-quarters of... (Continue reading)

Man with meth offered candy to school children

Paso Robles police arrested a 43-year-old man on Friday who allegedly offered a group of children at Georgia Brown Elementary School candy. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 8 a.m., the school children reported a man had offered them candy. Officers... (Continue reading)

San Miguel CSD bookkeeper charged with embezzlement

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed felony embezzlement charges on Tuesday against a former San Miguel Community Services District bookkeeper who allegedly embezzled $38,000 in district funds. [Cal Coast Times] Kallie Leighanne Johnson, 29, misappropriated and embezzled... (Continue reading)

Gas leak prompts road closures in SLO

A gas leak occurred on Monterey Street near Grand Avenue in San Luis Obispo Friday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Police Chief Deanna Cantrell tweated that the leak occurred at 1895 Monterey Street. The chief instructed residents to avoid the area... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Gurnee with slight lead in SLO mayoral race

T. Keith Gurnee

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo mayoral race is close, with Keith Gurnee leading incumbent Heidi Harmon by 3 percent. [Cal Coast Times] A Cal Coast Times poll of 260 registered voters conducted Oct. 3 shows Gurnee... (Continue reading)

Marti murder case can go to trial, judge rules

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled there is enough evidence to try South County man Robert Koehler for the murder of 26-year-old SLO woman Kristen Marti. [KSBY] Marti disappeared in January after she was last seen alive in the 1800... (Continue reading)

SLO man seriously injured in Santa Barbara County crash

A 50-year-old San Luis Obispo man suffered life-threatening injuries after driving off of Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County Wednesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 11 a.m., the man was driving a Ford F-150 on Highway 154 about three... (Continue reading)

Murder defendant was meeting Kristen Marti for paid sex

The man accused of murdering 26-year-old San Luis Obispo woman Kristen Marti was a john who was meeting the victim for paid sex on the day she disappeared, according to police testimony delivered Wednesday. [KSBY] During a preliminary hearing in... (Continue reading)