January, 2019

PG&E files for bankruptcy

As the company warned it would do, PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, as the utility faces billions of dollars in liabilities for involvement in California wildfires. [Cal Coast Times] Earlier this month, PG&E provided a 15-day advanced... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly spending $243,000 on diversity consultant

Amid a push to change the demographics of the Cal Poly campus, the university is spending $243,000 on a diversity consultant. [Tribune] Damon A. Williams, an Atlanta-based consultant, and his team will provide Cal Poly a total of 38 days... (Continue reading)

DUI driver causes 7 car crash in Santa Maria

Seven vehicles collided early Monday morning in Santa Maria, after which officers arrested a person for DUI, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] The collision occurred shortly after midnight around the intersection of El Camino and... (Continue reading)

Man accused of killing his mother in Grover Beach allegedly had financial motive

A man accused of stabbing to death his mother in her Grover Beach home is now facing an enhancement to his murder charged for allegedly being motivated by financial gain. [Cal Coast Times] San Luis Obispo County prosecutors filed the... (Continue reading)

7 indicted for attempting to help a cop killer flee to Mexico

A federal grand jury indicted seven people on Thursday for attempting to help a man accused of murdering a Newman police officer flee to Mexico, according to the indictment that details each suspects alleged participation. [Cal Coast Times] On Dec.... (Continue reading)

Wife of Paso Robles man fatally shot by deputies files lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE The wife of a man shot and killed on Highway 101 by two San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies in 2017 has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Ian Parkinson, his department and the two... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man sentenced to 6 months for manslaughter

The owner of the Manse on Marsh, who was convicted of manslaughter and elderly dependent abuse over the 2014 death of a dementia patient, received a six-month jail sentence on Friday. [Cal Coast Times] Christopher Skiff, 54, faced up to... (Continue reading)

DUI driver leads officers on chase, standoff in Arroyo Grande

A person suspected of driving under the influence led officers on a chase from Santa Maria to Arroyo Grande on Friday and then engaged in a standoff that led to the closure of a section of Highway 101. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Grover beach man arrested for carjacking

A Grover Beach man carjacked a victim Thursday morning, then led the CHP on a chase on Highway 101 before being arrested in Orcutt, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] Nicholas Carlos Giovanni, 30, entered a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman killed in crash

A 61-year-old Paso Robles woman died Thursday after her car rolled down a 300 foot embankment off Cemetery Road, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 5:35 p.m., Debra Jones was driving her Mercedes down her driveway when... (Continue reading)