March, 2019

Santa Maria Goose dies ‘tragic’ death after eating trash

Is it a case of Darwinism in action or litterers killing an innocent animal? A goose ate a large pile of trash, including baby wipes and a latex balloon, at a Santa Maria park and died days later, despite an... (Continue reading)

Fire at Paso Robles apartment displaces 29 residents

A Paso Robles apartment fire destroyed just a single unit on Tuesday, yet it displaced a total of 29 residents as a result of damage to the building’s electrical system. [Cal Coast Times] At about 12:45 p.m., a fire broke... (Continue reading)

Two people injured in crash near SLO

Two people suffered serious injuries after a man drove a pickup truck off Highway 101 south of San Luis Obispo Monday evening. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:50 p.m., Enrique Santana, 32, of Santa Maria was driving a 1997 Chevrolet... (Continue reading)

Templeton candidate’s feud escalates over election

By KAREN VELIE The Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) held a special meeting on March 14 to address allegations of wrongdoing and possible voter fraud during the March 2 election. [Cal Coast Times] Following the election in which three marijuana... (Continue reading)

Man injured after walking in front of a Arroyo Grande man’s truck

A man reported missing from an Orcutt group home walked into traffic on Highway 101 in Santa Maria Tuesday morning and was struck by a pickup truck that an Arroyo Grande man was driving. [Cal Coast Times] The pedestrian, George... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police arrest seven people during drug bust

A drug bust at an Atascadero home on Monday netted seven arrests, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] At 7 a.m., Atascadero police, with assistance from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s K-9 team, served a narcotics... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County considering increased oil production near Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Oil companies and environmental groups are clashing over the planned revitalization of a large oil field near Santa Maria that could potentially result in hundreds of new wells. [Cal Coast Times] The Cat Canyon Oil Field, located... (Continue reading)

Elderly man dies following crash near Avila Beach

A crash in which a minivan driver failed to navigate a Highway 101 on-ramp near Avila Beach last week ended up killing an 84-year-old Milpitas man. [KSBY] At about 11 a.m. on March 13, a minivan being driven by Minna... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen and woman killed in DUI crash in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Police Department has identified the two people killed Saturday morning in a suspected DUI crash in Santa Maria as Madison Elizabeth Coleman, 17, and Monica Gonzalez, 20, both of Atascadero. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

California asks residents to grab their ‘pot of gold’

Californians have the opportunity to claim 48 million properties worth a combined total of $9.3 billion, according to the state controller’s office. [Cal Coast Times] Unclaimed property law in California protects consumers by requiring banks, insurance companies and other businesses... (Continue reading)