April, 2019

San Luis Obispo recognized for excessive noise

Loud music, noisy motorcycles, drunks spilling onto the sidewalks at bar time, rowdy behavior on Hiquera Street. Downtown San Luis Obispo can be a rather noisy place. And now Noise Free America has recognized San Luis Obispo with its Noisy... (Continue reading)

Cookie Crock closes its Morro Bay grocery store

Cookie Crock Warehouse closed its Morro Bay location on Sunday, leaving the local grocery chain with just a single store operating in Cambria. [Cal Coast Times] The Morro Bay Cookie Crock was located on Quintana Road near a competing Albertsons... (Continue reading)

4 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101

Four vehicles collided on Highway 101 in Santa Maria Tuesday morning, resulting in one person being extracted and four people needing medical care. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 6 a.m., three sedans and a truck crashed on northbound Highway 101... (Continue reading)

Ryan Petetit’s sentencing hearing delayed, again

The sentencing of an Arroyo Grande man for the 2015 violent assault of his girlfriend was delayed last week, though the reason for the delay is disputed. [Cal Coast Times] According to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office,... (Continue reading)

State audit finds lax oversight fosters judicial misconduct

An audit of California’s judicial performance agency found that weaknesses in its oversight have created opportunities for judicial misconduct to persist, according to the audit. On Thursday, California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle released a report on flaws in the... (Continue reading)

Firefighters free a woman after she crashed into a tree

A woman suffered major injuries and needed to be extricated from her vehicle after crashing into a tree on Saturday in Atascadero. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 p.m., the woman’s car slammed into a tree alongside Highway 41 near... (Continue reading)

California killer with pentagram tattoo beheads his cellmate

A man already serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder allegedly tortured and beheaded his cellmate in what authorities are describing as a sadistic act. [LA Times] On the morning of March 9, guards at Corcoran... (Continue reading)

Gong threatens to close North County office, without more funding

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong plans to close the North County office, which is located above the Atascadero Library, unless the Board of Supervisors increases his funding, Gong said. [Cal Coast Times] County administrators... (Continue reading)

Man killed in ATV crash at Oceano Dunes

A man was killed at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area Friday afternoon in a single vehicle accident. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., a 35-year-old Sacramento man was riding with a group of friends when he broke... (Continue reading)

Creston man accused of fabricating stolen car alibi

Officers arrested a Creston man on Friday for falsely claiming his truck, which was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Atascadero, had been stolen. [Cal Coast Times] On April 3, Richard Lawrence Gonzalez’s truck made an unsafe lane change on... (Continue reading)