February, 2019

Dark money raises questions about SLO’s marijuana shop point system

Correction: SLO Councilwoman Erika Stewart was not sworn in until the day after the vote and did not participate in setting the criteria for marijuana shop applications. And a representative of Helios Dayspring said that donors affiliated with other cannabis... (Continue reading)

Two suspects rob man at gunpoint at Pirate’s Cove

A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Santa Maria, allegedly pointed a gun at two people who were sitting in their cars at the Pirate’s Cove parking lot Monday evening, robbing one of the individuals. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

California files suit against Trump Administration over border wall

California, with the support of 15 other states, is suing the Trump Administration over President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over the United States-Mexico border and his attempt to fund the construction of a wall. [Cal Coast Times] State Attorney General... (Continue reading)

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at Paso Robles Lowe’s

Firefighters evacuated customers who were shopping inside Lowe’s Home Improvement in Paso Robles Saturday evening after a fire broke out inside the business. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8:30 p.m., a store employee reported smoke in the the rear of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County reservoir levels rising quickly

One San Luis Obispo County reservoir has surpassed full capacity, while water levels have risen considerably at two others because of unusually heavy February rains. [Cal Coast Times] Santa Margarita Lake is currently at 103 percent of full capacity, according... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputies shoot 35 rounds at man with BB gun

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies fired 35 rounds at a suicidal Paso Robles man who was armed with a BB gun, according to a district attorney’s office report on the deadly shooting. [Tribune] On Jan. 24, 2017, deputies Jonathan... (Continue reading)

Are SLO officials skirting laws to protect marijuana kingpin?

Editor’s Note: This is first in a series about allegations of backroom deals in the battle to control the local marijuana market and San Luis Obispo officials’ attempts to withhold public information. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city officials... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man who shot intruder works as a CMC guard

The man who shot an intruder attempting to break into his Los Osos home early Friday morning works as a correctional officer at the California Men’s Colony. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 a.m., the correctional officer noticed a man... (Continue reading)

Victim shoots burglary suspect in Los Osos

A man was shot early Friday morning while allegedly attempting to break into a home in Los Osos. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:45 a.m., a resident in the home noticed the man attempting to break into his home and... (Continue reading)

Dawn Addis again reports vulgar comments to police

Morro Bay Councilwoman Dawn Addis spoke out at a meeting Wednesday about vulgar emails she received from a constituent, who apparently sent angry emails to other council members as well. [Cal Coast Times] Addis, a leader of the Women’s March... (Continue reading)