October, 2018

Thousands of California inmates with life sentences could get paroled

As many as 4,000 inmates serving life sentences in California could be eligible for parole following a decision by the state to give up its legal battle over the implementation of a voter-approved ballot measure. [SF Chronicle] In 2016, California... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Nipomo

For the third time in a span of less than two weeks, a motorcyclist died in a crash in South County. On Thursday evening, a motorcyclist died in a solo vehicle crash at the intersection of Osage Street and Camino... (Continue reading)

Immigrants find themselves captive to marijuana harvest

Editors Note: Since the legalization of marijuana, allegations of bribery, human trafficking, black market sales and money laundering have surfaced. The issues involved are complex and the profits are huge. Several public officials are accused of accepting bribes and entering... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police seeking to identify felony vandalism suspect

The Arroyo Grande Police Department is asking the public to help identify the suspect responsible for vandalizing 11 Jim Hill for mayor signs, public sidewalks and private property on the evening of Oct. 9. [Cal Coast Times] As a new... (Continue reading)

DA Dan Dow accused of politicizing decision to prosecute sex case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Threatened with bad publicity just days before Election Day, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow politically commandeered a sexual assault case and became a soldier of the Me Too movement, a defense attorney alleged in... (Continue reading)

Police recommend charge against man accused of assaulting canvasser

A Paso Robles man who has been seen by thousands of YouTube viewers chastising a political canvasser for the Justin Fareed congressional campaign could soon face a misdemeanor assault charge. [Cal Coast Times] Late last month, Cal Poly student Isaac... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill calls CAPSLO crew ruthless and heartless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is again sending angry emails from the dais, this time at long time foes Biz Steinberg and Jim Famalette, executives with CAPSLO. Hill lashed out after mistakenly believing he had... (Continue reading)

EVC ousted from conducting $1 million Diablo Canyon study

A leadership change is in the works for a study of the economic impact of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The cost had ballooned to approximately $1 million while the state of California is in the... (Continue reading)

Infectious disease outbreak killing Central Coast sea lions

The outbreak of a potentially fatal bacterial infection is causing some sea lions to curl up in a fetal position on California beaches, including on the Central Coast. [Cal Coast Times] Recently, there has been a surge in cases of... (Continue reading)

Former Hancock College basketball players sentenced to life in prison

A pair of former Hancock College basketball players received sentences Monday of life in prison without the possibility for parole for a late 2014 botched robbery of a drug dealer that ended in a murder. [Cal Coast Times] On Dec.... (Continue reading)