January, 2019

Deputies searching for missing person in Montana de Oro

Authorities conducted a search for a missing person Thursday night at Montana de Oro State Park. [Cal Coast Times] The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s search and rescue team, along with a CHP helicopter, searched the park with a focus... (Continue reading)

California city and county reach $ 5million settlement over murder of child

A Northern California city and county have agreed to pay a combined $5 million and make changes to how they handle child welfare cases over the torture and murder of a 3-year-old girl. [SF Chronicle] In 2014, Kayleigh Slusher was... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo priest credibly accused of child abuse

The Monterey Diocese has released a report that identifies every Catholic priest they say has been credibly accused of child sexual abuse including a clergyman who worked in San Luis Obispo County. [Cal Coast Times] The report, which lists 30... (Continue reading)

Man who threatened Women’s March organizers caught with ammunition

The Atascadero man convicted of making criminal threats on Facebook against the organizers of the Women’s March San Luis Obispo was allegedly found with 100 rounds of ammunition following a court order that he give up his firearms and ammo.... (Continue reading)

Two people injured in head-on crash outside San Luis Obispo

Two people suffered injuries in a head-on crash on Los Osos Valley Road just outside the San Luis Obispo city limits Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The cars collided at about 7:20 a.m. on Los Osos Valley Road just east... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police officer killed in accidental shooting

Pismo Beach Police officer Sgt. Trevor Blevins was fatally shot in his Nipomo home on Sunday. [Cal Coast Times] At 5:35 p.m., a caller reported Blevins had been shot in his home on the 800 block of Tanis Place in... (Continue reading)

Los Osos woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter

A 24-year-old Los Osos woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that could land her up to nine years in state prison over the death of a local pastor. [KSBY] On Nov. 18, Pastor Dale Paulsen of the Morro... (Continue reading)

South SLO County sanitation board does an about face

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In September of 2017, South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board member alternates, Karen White from Oceano and Barbara Nichols from Grover Beach, voted to censure Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill. To censure someone is... (Continue reading)

Drug lab found at Santa Barbara preschool property

A Santa Barbara residential property that functions as a preschool and animal rescue facility also clandestinely functioned as a drug lab, with narcotics being manufactured, sold and used just feet away from where toddlers were learning, according to the Santa... (Continue reading)

California Women’s March canceled because of a lack of diversity

The participants at events put on by a Northern California Women’s March have been “overwhelmingly white,” prompting organizers of the group to cancel an upcoming rally planned for later this month. [Cal Coast Times] Despite Humboldt County being predominately white,... (Continue reading)