January, 2019

Nine applicants for three SLO marijuana store permits

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has received 12 applications for marijuana businesses, nine of which are for brick and mortar dispensaries. Two of the applications are for delivery services and one is for a micro-enterprise. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers’ brother sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison

A judge sentenced the brother of slain runaway teen Dystiny Myers to 13 years and eight months in prison on Wednesday for a gang-related robbery of a medical marijuana delivery service in San Luis Obispo. [Cal Coast Times] Joshua Logan... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County under a flood advisory

The first of three storms forecast for the next three days has arrived along with a National Weather Service flood advisory for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties through 7:30 a.m. [Cal Coast Times] With early morning rainfall from... (Continue reading)

Environmentalists appeal Cambria affordable housing project

Two environmentalists have appealed a decision by the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission to approve a proposed affordable housing apartment complex in Cambria on the grounds that there is not enough water for the project. [Tribune] The nonprofit People’s... (Continue reading)

Alleged victim in sexual assault case gives conflicting details

By KAREN VELIE During a controversial sexual assault trial Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy discussed the alleged victim’s inconsistent statements. [Cal Coast Times] Defendant Herbert Connor is charged with sexual battery, inflicting corporal injury and... (Continue reading)

Deputies bust clandestine drug lab inside Goleta hotel

Employees at the Goleta Courtyard by Marriott found suspicious chemicals inside the hotel’s boiler room on Tuesday, prompting a daylong investigation that revealed a  hotel staffer had been operating a drug lab on the premises, according to the Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Debbie Arnold seeking re-election in 2020

San Luis Obispo County Fifth District Supervisor Debbie Arnold announced this week that she will run for re-election to the Board of Supervisors in 2020. [Cal Coast Times] Arnold said she decided to run again because there is more to... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed against Mindbody over proposed sale

By KAREN VELIE A shareholder filed a class action lawsuit against San Luis Obispo-based software company Mindbody and its board of directors on Thursday for allegedly failing in its fiduciary duty to its stockholders. [Cal Coast Times] The suit alleges... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo mayor curses at progressive event, gets quoted in Rolling Stone

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon traveled to Vermont to attend a gathering of top progressive minds that Rolling Stone suggested had the feel of a campaign rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders. In its coverage of the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man pleads guilty to attempted murder

An Arroyo Grande man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of attempted murder over an altercation in which he stabbed both his wife and his aunt through marriage. [KSBY] Alberto Isaac Gonzalez-Penaloza, 27, is expected to receive a sentence of... (Continue reading)