March, 2019

Correction: Feb. 19 article about pot shop point system

A Feb. 19 article about donations to candidates raising questions about San Luis Obispo’s marijuana shop point system misstated SLO Councilwoman Erika Stewart’s participation in a vote regarding criteria for marijuana store applicants. Stewart was not sworn in until the... (Continue reading)

State Bar suspends Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell’s law license

By KAREN VELIE The California State Bar suspended the law license of Pismo Beach Councilman and Coastal Commissioner Erik Howell for 60 days for professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud in a civil case in which he was... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles plans to build a homeless shelter

Local officials are planning to construct a shelter in Paso Robles designed to house and keep warm homeless people during the cold months of the year. The cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero, as well as local homeless services agencies,... (Continue reading)

Deputies raid Santa Maria pot delivery service and clothing store

Authorities on Tuesday raided several locations connected to a Santa Maria-based marijuana delivery service that was operating illegally and arrested one man involved in the operation, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] Prompted by tips... (Continue reading)

Cambria man sentenced to a year in jail for sexual assault

A 73-year-old Cambria man who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a female friend after she said no was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in jail. [Cal Coast Times] In February, a jury composed of eight women and four men... (Continue reading)

Self described progressive promotes sweetheart deal for developers

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is featuring State Senator Scott Wiener as their keynote speaker for their Friday, March 22, “Housing Summit” which will begin at 12:00 noon in Grace Church. Scott Wiener is... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Mayor pulls support from grieving parents

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray Russom ordered the parents of a Cal Poly student killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of El Campo Road and Highway 101 to remove a petition she earlier signed saying... (Continue reading)

Nipomo Mesa prowler caught by neighbor and camera

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man and woman who allegedly attempted to burglarize a Nipomo Mesa home on Monday and were confronted by a neighbor as they fled with an alarm sounding. A surveillance camera... (Continue reading)

Time to hold SLO County Supervisors accountable

OPINION by JUNE MCPHEE The residents of York Mountain in Templeton discovered this ill-conceived cannabis project at the 11th hour. When we objected, we were scolded by the County for not speaking up when the regulations were being formed! Shouldn’t... (Continue reading)

Two drunk men knock San Luis Obispo officer unconscious

Two men who were allegedly drunk in public on St. Patrick’s Day fought San Luis Obispo police officers, knocking one of the policemen unconscious, according to police. On Sunday, three San Luis Obispo men got into a verbal argument with... (Continue reading)