March, 2019

Teen babysitter killed in drive by shooting in Lompoc

A stray bullet fired during a gang-related drive-by shooting in Lompoc Monday evening struck and killed a 17-year-old girl who was babysitting at the time, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 8 p.m., a known ... (Continue reading)

Would a regional 911 dispatch center save money?

The cities of San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Paso Robles, as well as Cal Poly, are considering merging their public safety dispatch centers into a single regional facility. [Cal Coast Times] Atascadero and the CSU Board of Trustees have approved... (Continue reading)

Heavy rains coming to the Central Coast, evacuations ordered

A large storm is expected to hit the Central Coast Tuesday, prompting fresh evacuation orders in areas burned by recent Santa Barbara County fires. [Cal Coast Times] The approaching storm is powered by an atmospheric river, which is concentrated moisture... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man allegedly stabbed girlfriend, killing unborn child

A Paso Robles man is facing two counts of murder after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times killing her and their unborn child on Saturday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] Deputies... (Continue reading)

Suspected rapist accused of faking his own death in Monterey County

Monterey County Sheriff’s officials suspect a man who is wanted in Scotland on 24 counts of rape may have faked his own death as part of a plot to evade justice. [KSBW] Kim Gordon is a well-known street performer and... (Continue reading)

Templeton residents vote against marijuana candidates

By KAREN VELIE The election that brought more than 200 residents to the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) election in the rain on March 2 was certainly extraordinary. And residents who voted for incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were... (Continue reading)

Cambria burglar leads deputies on high-speed chase

A man caught burglarizing a home in Cambria Saturday evening fled San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies in a vehicle on Highway 1 and later on foot. The suspect managed to evade capture. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 6 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man caught burglarizing cars in Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande police officers caught a possibly serial vehicle burglar in the act early Saturday morning, according to  police. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., there was a burglary in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man suspected of murdering pregnant woman

A 31-year-old Paso Robles man suspected of murdering a pregnant woman at his Heritage Ranch home on Sunday is in jail. [Cal Coast News] Shortly before 6 a.m., San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies went to assist CHP officers in... (Continue reading)

Slo County warns the public to avoid contact with ocean water

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is advising the public to avoid contact with ocean water during, and at least three days following, significant rainstorm events. [Cal Coast Times] Runoff from rainstorms transports disease-causing organisms such as bacteria,... (Continue reading)