January, 2019

Former San Luis Obispo company employee guilty of embezzlement

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced a former employee of the San Luis Obispo electronics repair business iFixit for embezzling almost $100,000 from the company. [Cal Coast Times] Alexandre Soria, 25, pleaded guilty to embezzling the funds from iFixit between... (Continue reading)

SWAT team storms Atascadero drug house, nine people arrested

Officers arrested nine suspects at two adjacent drug houses in Atascadero on Wednesday after the county sheriff’s SWAT team conducted a search of the location, according to the Atascadero Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] Early in the morning, the SWAT... (Continue reading)

Another raw sewage spill in San Luis Obispo

For the second time in two days, health officials are asking people to avoid contact with creek water because of a sewage spill in San Luis Obispo. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, 15,000 gallons of sewage... (Continue reading)

SLO firefighters rescue hikers and homeless swept up in storm

San Luis Obispo firefighters came to the rescue of a person on Bishop Peak Wednesday night, as well as multiple homeless individuals who were stranded by the storm early Thursday morning. [KSBY] Fire crews started the night by helping a... (Continue reading)

Power outages and road closures on the Central Coast

Following heavy rainfall, there are multiple power outages around San Luis Obispo County Thursday morning, and some roads are closed because of flooding, mudslides and falling debris. [Cal Coast Times] As of about 8 a.m., 282 customers are without power... (Continue reading)

Dan Dow mishap at sexual assault trial leads to dismissal of entire jury panel

A San Luis Obispo County judge dismissed the entire jury panel in a Cambria sexual assault case that SLO County District Dan Dow is personally prosecuting after Dow appeared to trivialize reasonable doubt in his questioning of prospective jurors, something... (Continue reading)

3,000 gallons of sewage spilled in San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department is asking people to avoid Acacia Creek in SLO after 3,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled Wednesday and then flowed into the creek. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 7 a.m., a mainline blockage... (Continue reading)

SLO County employee on the public dole despite nearly $60,000 salary

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County employee who makes nearly $75,000 a year in cash and benefits receives public housing assistance under a program that allows previously low-income households to continue receiving government-funded rent assistance. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man allegedly holds partner hostage, takes child

A Morro Bay man allegedly held his female partner against her will for several days, then ran off with the couple’s 1-year-old son. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Morro Bay police responded to a report of... (Continue reading)

Another San Luis Obispo Cal Poly fraternity suspended for hazing

Cal Poly administrators placed the Sigma Pi fraternity on suspension this week for breaking university rules relating to hazing and alcohol use. [Cal Coast Times] Sigma Pi is on full suspension until June 15. Sigma Pi will then be on... (Continue reading)