April, 2019

Teens stabbed during fight over stolen marijuana

A clash between two groups of teenagers over stolen marijuana products morphed into a chase through a pair of North County cities, culminating in a fight in which one juvenile stabbed two teens around the corner from the Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

NCAA sanctions Cal Poly for overpaying athletes for books

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The National Collegiate Athletic Association has penalized Cal Poly for providing student-athletes with excessive financial aid for textbook costs, a violation that has landed the university on probation and could possibly force it to vacate the records... (Continue reading)

Calling out the SLO New Times Shredder

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE This week, one of my friends told me that my name was in the April 11 issue of the SLO New Times and The Shredder again. Since I don’t read the New Times anymore, my... (Continue reading)

Residents express outrage over planned pot grow near Creston

Creston residents expressed outcry at an advisory body hearing Wednesday night over a proposed marijuana grow and manufacturing operation that would be located near the North County community. [KSBY] Project plans call for a three-facility operation on a 4,000 square... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles informant, who killed his dad in 2003, dies in prison

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Martin Mendoza, imprisoned since murdering his 67-year-old Paso Robes father in 2003, died  March 30 in Mule Creek State Prison’s hospital, family members said this week. [Cal Coast Times] Mendoza had been suffering from an undisclosed illness,... (Continue reading)

Amid bankruptcy, PG&E promises millions to new CEO

Amid its bankruptcy, PG&E has hired a new chief executive officer who will receive a $2.5 million base salary, a $3 million signing bonus and an estimated $3.5 million a year in stock, the company stated in a filing with... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murders unsolved for decades, resolved by DNA

By KAREN VELIE Jane Morten Antunez was driving to her best friend’s home in Atascadero on Nov. 18, 1977, but she never arrived. Her friend soon discover why: Antunez was murdered and her body was left in the backseat of... (Continue reading)

Carpenteria man abandons child, swims into ocean to avoid authorities

A Carpinteria man left his six-year-old daughter in a car for several hours, and upon getting tracked down by authorities, he swam away in an attempt to evade capture, but was eventually rescued and arrested on Monday, according to the... (Continue reading)

Garbage truck catches fire, dumps burning trash on Morro Bay street

A fire erupted in a commercial trash truck in Morro Bay on Tuesday afternoon, prompting the driver to dump a load of burning debris onto a street in a residential neighborhood. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2 p.m., the driver... (Continue reading)

SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction

By KAREN VELIE Amid public outrage over a San Luis Obispo City inspector’s unprovoked assault on a woman and a man at a local nightclub, on Tuesday city administrators placed Chris Olcott on paid administrative leave. [Cal Coast Times] More... (Continue reading)