April, 2019

Masked man robs bank in San Luis Obispo

Police are looking for a suspect wearing an “old man” mask and sunglasses who robbed the U.S. Bank in San Luis Obispo on Friday. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 5 p.m., the male suspect entered the U.S. Bank at 3991... (Continue reading)

SLO nursing home sued over woman’s death

An elderly woman died after a San Luis Obispo nursing facility administered too much insulin to her, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the woman’s family. [KSBY] In Aug. 2017, Kathleen Hutchinson, 85, when she moved... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach marijuana shop owner charged for illegal grow

Santa Barbara County prosecutors have filed charges against the co-owner of a Grover Beach pot shop, who is accused of providing fraudulent information used to obtain licensing for a marijuana grow in Los Alamos. [KSBY] Brian Touey has pleaded not guilty... (Continue reading)

SLO High computer lab arsonist accused of serial shoplifting

One of the three men convicted of setting fire to the San Luis Obispo High computer lab in 2016 returned to court this week for a shoplifting case in which prosecutors allege he stole hundreds of dollars worth of products... (Continue reading)

SLO County to fund controversial Grover Beach homeless project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve funding for a controversial homeless services project in Grover Beach. [Cal Coast Times] Supervisors Adam Hill, Bruce Gibson, and John Peschong voted to... (Continue reading)

Driver in fatal accident with Cal Poly student charged with manslaughter

The man involved in a high-profile collision in Arroyo Grande that killed an 18-year-old Cal Poly student has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] On Oct. 7, 2018,... (Continue reading)

Attorney general reviewing Dow’s decision not to charge officer with rape

The California Attorney General’s Office is reviewing a decision by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office to not charge a Paso Robles officer accused of sexual assault while on the job. [Tribune] Even though DNA evidence found at... (Continue reading)

Massive sewer blockage causing sanitary issues Atascadero State Hospital

A massive sewer blockage at Atascadero State Hospital has kept a total of 77 patients in two different units without easy access to toilets and drinking water for at least nine days, prompting some ASH employees to voice their frustration.... (Continue reading)

Judge approves PG&E’s $235 million employee bonus plan

A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved PG&E’s plan to award $235 million in bonuses to approximately 10,000 employees this year. [SF Chronicle] PG&E regularly pays bonuses to about 40 percent of its workforce as part of the employees’ annual compensation.... (Continue reading)

SLO City Manager calls employee’s behavior appalling

San Luis Obispo City Manager Derek Johnson called the actions of a city employee during a fight at an Avila Beach bar “appalling” and said that he takes his obligation to the public very seriously. Johnson also said that he... (Continue reading)