February, 2019

SLO County Board of supervisors rejects mail in only ballot model

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reject a vote-by-mail only election model on Tuesday following a divide primarily between Republicans and Democrats. [Cal Coast Times] At the meeting, Democrats said vote-by-mail ballots along with... (Continue reading)

Highway 1 closed north of San Simon because of incoming storm

Caltrans has closed Highway 1 north of San Simeon because of a significant storm expected to reach the Central Coast Tuesday evening. Storm activity is forecast through Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At both Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek, gates... (Continue reading)

SLO County sheriff’s deputy injured in crash near Cal Poly

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy was extricated from his unmarked car after it was struck by another vehicle near Cal Poly Tuesday morning. [Tribune] At about 10 a.m., a woman in a black Dodge Charger turned left off... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bus driver pleads guilty to sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl

A former Lucia Mar Unified School District bus driver will serve 16 years in prison for sexually abusing a special-needs 9-year-old girl after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. [Tribune] David Kenneth Lamb, 50, abused the girl, now 12,... (Continue reading)

Lack of justice fouls San Luis Obispo

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT With justice, fairness and equal treatment for all! Isn’t that what America’s about? Maybe someplace, but in San Luis Obispo there’s justice, fairness, ­­respect and a really good deal for some, and the opposite for others.... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed in chest while driving in Los Osos

While driving in his car, a man was stabbed in the chest early Saturday morning near the intersection of 6th Street and Santa Ysabel Avenue in Los Osos, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teens circulate threatening Snapchat post with AR-15

A Snapchat post containing an image of an AR-15 rifle and a warning not to go to school caused a scare for some Paso Robles High School students and parents but was ultimately deemed to be an unfounded threat. [Cal... (Continue reading)

County board to settle Templeton cannabis cultivation dispute

By KAREN VELIE A dispute over a proposed marijuana cultivation on York Mountain Road in Templeton is headed to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] In September, the county planning department approved a permit... (Continue reading)

FPPC seeking authority to fine officials for illegal expenditures of public funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Alleging that public officials are illegally using taxpayer funds for political campaign activity and doing so with impunity, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is lobbying lawmakers to amend a state law so that it can... (Continue reading)

Man wrongfully convicted of Simi Valley murder to get $21 million

A 71-year-old man who spent nearly 39 years behind bars for a double murder conviction before being exonerated and let out of prison has reached a $21 million settlement agreement with the city of Simi Valley. [Ventura County Star] Craig... (Continue reading)