February, 2019

Did SLO city attorney misinterpret state transparency laws?

By KAREN VELIE During Tuesday’s council meeting, San Luis Obispo City Attorney Christine Dietrick voiced her support of council members’ decisions not to disclose a fundraiser hosted by one of the applicants for a marijuana retail shop permit. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

More than 30,000 customers lose power across the Central Coast

More than 30,000 customers across San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County lost electricity during multiple power outages over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday evening, a tree toppled over into a transmission tower in the Santa... (Continue reading)

Burglars shoot out taproom windows in Cholame, video

A pair of armed burglars shot out the windows of the Mission Trail Cider House taproom located on the historic Hearst Jack Ranch on Highway 46 in Cholame on Jan. 19. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8:35 p.m., the thieves... (Continue reading)

PG&E cancels $130 million in employee bonuses

Faced with public backlash over the company’s handling of its bankruptcy process, PG&E will not award $130 million in bonuses that its employees were in line to receive. [SF Chronicle] With the company facing billions of dollars in liabilities for... (Continue reading)

Heidi Harmon’s embarrassing politics

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Just three months into her second term as mayor of San Luis Obispo, Heidi Harmon is getting stranger by the minute. Her announced boycott of Amazon is her newest example of “speaking without knowing” and... (Continue reading)

Truck crashes into Scout Coffee in San Luis Obispo

No one was injured Saturday morning when a truck crashed into Scout Coffee on Foothill Boulevard in San Luis Obispo. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 8 a.m., while attempting to park the driver of the truck hit the accelerator instead... (Continue reading)

Peterson names Grover Beach officials she believes took bribes

By KAREN VELIE Days after stepping down from the Grover Beach City Council after accusing public officials of corruption, Debbie Peterson has now named the council members she believes have taken bribes. [Cal Coast Times] “While I support the legalization... (Continue reading)

Plane from SLO crashes in Tehachapi mountains, 1 dead 2 missing

A plane in route from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles crashed in the Tehachapi Mountains Thursday and was discovered Friday evening with the body of one of the three occupants found near the wreckage. [Cal Coast Times] Kern County... (Continue reading)

Car crashes into CHP vehicle on Highway 101, video

Two vehicles spun out while driving on southbound Highway 101 near Buellton Thursday morning, and one of the cars slammed into a California Highway Patrol vehicle, dash cam footage published by the CHP shows. [Cal Coast Times] First, a pickup... (Continue reading)

Theft of classic truck spawns larger investigation in Nipomo

A couple weeks after finding a 1928 Ford Model A truck that had been stolen from a 98-year-old man, investigators returned to a Nipomo property, where this time, they were apparently searching for more stolen vehicles, as well as stolen... (Continue reading)