December, 2018

Marshalls Jewelers in SLO to close after 129 years in business

San Luis Obispo’s oldest store celebrates its 130th and final Christmas with a liquidation sale before closing it doors. Founded in 1889 by Manuel Marshall, Marshalls Jewelers is SLO’s oldest continuously operating store. [Cal Coast Times] Jeff McKeegan, who started working... (Continue reading)

Are striking SLO County workers exaggerating their financial struggles?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A group of striking San Luis Obispo County government workers claimed Tuesday they do not make livable wages, yet many, if not most, of the employees currently on strike collect between $50,000 and $100,000 in annual pay... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles superintendent slated to receive more than $200,000 in severance pay

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite departing the school district with depleted reserves and an approximately $3 million shortfall over the next couple years, outgoing Paso Robles Superintendent Chris Williams could receive more than $200,000 in severance pay. [Cal Coast Times] Last... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man convicted of manslaughter and elder abuse

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted the owner of the Manse on Marsh of manslaughter and elderly dependent abuse on Tuesday over the 2014 death of a dementia patient who walked away from the assisted living facility and was struck... (Continue reading)

Person killed in head-on collision on Highway 166

An oil tanker collided head on with a pickup early Wednesday morning on Highway 166 in Santa Barbara County, killing one person and resulting in a road closure. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the tanker and the truck... (Continue reading)

Central Coast mother convicted of torturing and murdering her toddler

An Oxnard mother who had twice lost custody of her young daughter tortured and murdered her three-year-old girl in 2015, a Ventura County Jury decided on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] The jury convicted Mayra Alejandra Chavez of second-degree murder, torture... (Continue reading)

California nuns allegedly embezzled school funds to go gambling in Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. In the case of Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang, their gambling trips to Las Vegas have not only been discovered, but have become the subject of an embezzlement... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren to moonlight as advisor to Cambria

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District General Manager Paavo Ogren is slated to move to part-time at his current position and begin moonlighting as an advisor to the Cambria Community Services District, according to the districts’ websites. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Unified School District facing $3 million shortfall

Paso Robles Unified School District Superintendent Chris Williams, who abruptly announced his resignation last week, is leaving the North County school district with depleted reserves and an approximately $3 million shortfall over the next couple years. [Tribune] Williams announced his... (Continue reading)

Strike looms in SLO County, what are both sides claiming?

Correction: The article initially stated SLOCEA’s demands would cost the county an estimated $2.86 million in the current fiscal year and an estimated $3.94 million in annual ongoing costs. However, those are merely the costs of the pay structure that... (Continue reading)