February, 2019

Mayor Harmon calls for boycott of Amazon despite company’s investment in SLO

Even though Amazon employs workers in the city of San Luis Obispo and contributes millions of dollars to the local economy, SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon has called for a boycott of the online retail giant. [Cal Coast Times] “I am... (Continue reading)

Another Central Coast marijuana grower caught operating illegally

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies seized more than 14,000 pounds of cannabis products after discovering the owner of a grow outside Buellton on Highway 246 allegedly created false documents to obtain a temporary state cannabis license and then sold the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero woman injured in crash on the grade

An Atascadero woman survived with major injuries after crashing into the back of a big rig on the Cuesta Grade and getting her vehicle wedged under the truck. [Cal Coast Times] Emergency personnel needed to extricate Shannon Schmidt, 44, from... (Continue reading)

Los Osos robbery suspect released from hospital

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the intruder who was shot while allegedly attempting to break into the Los Osos home of a California Men’s Colony correctional officer last week as Ian Arthur James, 31. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Deputies raid hash oil lab in Nipomo

While serving an eviction notice at a Nipomo home Wednesday morning, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a butane honey oil lab, prompting a hazmat response. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8 a.m., deputies with the Sheriff’s Office Civil... (Continue reading)

Pastor gets 2 years for attempting to have sex with teen in Arroyo Grande

A former Canadian pastor who was caught in a sting operation conducted by Arroyo Grande police received a two-year prison sentence Wednesday for a felony conviction of arranging to meet a minor for lewd purposes, according to the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Thieves stealing Central Coast succulents, shipping them overseas

With certain succulents selling for hundreds of dollars a plant in China, Japan and South Korea, thieves have been pilfering plants from public land in California, including in San Luis Obispo County. [KSBY[ One succulent thieves are targeting is Dudley... (Continue reading)

Trump plans to cancel nearly $1 billion in funding for high-speed rail

Amid an escalating feud between the Trump Administration and the state of California, a federal agency has announced its intent to revoke $928.6 million in funding already approved for California’s controversial high-speed rail project. [Cal Coast Times] The planned high-speed... (Continue reading)

Alleging corruption, Grover Beach Council member resigns

By KAREN VELIE Debbie Peterson resigned from the Grover Beach City Council at the end of Tuesdays board meeting because of allegations of corruption related to the local marijuana industry. [Cal Coast Times] After 11 years on the council, Peterson... (Continue reading)

I cannot support pay-to-play by the Grover Beach Council

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON After much soul-searching I have decided to submit my resignation, effective this evening because I can no longer in good conscience associate myself with this council. I want to thank the voters of Grover Beach for electing me to... (Continue reading)