January, 2019

Newsom calls for health care for illegal immigrants and a mandate

Shortly after being sworn in as California governor on Monday, Gavin Newsom announced sweeping healthcare proposals that include expanding Medi-Cal to cover young illegal immigrant adults and reinstating a health insurance mandate. [Cal Coast Times] Newsom campaigned on a platform... (Continue reading)

Gavin Newsom sworn in as California’s 40th governor

Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California governor on Monday, becoming the 40th governor in the history of the Golden State. [Cal Coast Times] Newsom, a Democrat who was elected by a wide margin in November, had served as lieutenant... (Continue reading)

Los Osos candidate challenges election loss in court

By KAREN VELIE The man who lost the Los Osos Community Services District race by less than 1 percent of the votes is challenging the election in a lawsuit. [Cal Coast Times] The complaint filed Dec. 28, says that Stephen Best... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver crashes twice in Santa Barbara and flees

Santa Barbara police arrested an alleged intoxicated man suspected of two hit-and-runs collisions on Saturday evening. [KCOY] At about 6 p.m., a van was involved in a collision near Gutierrez and Laguna streets and then the driver fled the scene.... (Continue reading)

Wine Speak Paso Robles pairs master sommeliers and wine lovers

While this weeks “Wine Speak Paso Robles” is a trade-oriented event, local wine enthusiasts are invited to join the fun, rub shoulders with wine celebrities and experience amazing wines at several public tastings. [Cal Coast Times] “Some of the brightest... (Continue reading)

Central Coast rain showers bring Highway 1 closures

A storm brought heavy rain over the weekend to some parts of the Central Coast, including areas in San Luis Obispo County, and resulted in the closure of two stretches of Highway 1. [Cal Coast Times] Over the last 24... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district board votes against Wallace lawsuit

Shortly after a new member joined the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board, its members voted not to seek a civil lawsuit against former administrator John Wallace. [Cal Coast Times] Noting issues with statutes of limitations, the sanitation... (Continue reading)

Officers shot 23 times at Orcutt triple homicide suspect

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department disclosed Friday that officers fired 23 rifle rounds at a man suspected of killing his mother, a sister and a family friend in Orcutt in late December. [Cal Coast Times] On Dec. 28, David Gerald... (Continue reading)

Body of San Luis Obispo man found

Search and rescue team members found the body of 20-year-old Michael Kullman of San Luis Obispo at Montana de Oro State Park on Friday. [Cal Coast Times] Kullman was reported missing on Thursday. His car was found later at Montana... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo woman killed in head-on crash

A 52-year-old San Luis Obispo woman died Thursday after driving in the wrong lane on Los Osos Valley Road and crashing head-on into an oncoming car just outside the SLO city limits. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7:20 a.m., the... (Continue reading)