May, 2019

Ryan Petetit trial for 7 year old charges delayed, again

By KAREN VELIE For the third time this year, developer Ryan Petetit’s sentencing for a 2015 violent assault and a trial setting conference regarding a drunk in public and resisting arrest case from 2012 were delayed, this time until June... (Continue reading)

Train crashed into man in Pismo Beach

After reports of a man struck by a train in Pismo Beach of Friday, law enforcement and fire personnel conducted an extensive search, with officers temporarily giving up before eventually locating the person in the emergency room. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara courthouse closed during bomb scare

In response to an unattended bag, authorities evacuated several hundred people on Friday from the county courthouse in downtown Santa Barbara, and called the bomb squad out to the scene. [Cal Coast Times] Just before 9 a.m. a visitor at... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit seeks environmental review of York Mountain weed business

By KAREN VELIE As the full impact of San Luis Obispo County’s increase to 3.5 acres of cannabis cultivation per site wafts over neighborhoods, a law firm is citing state environmental regulations in a suit against the county for its... (Continue reading)

Semi truck bursts in flames on highway 101

A semi truck caught on fire on Highway 101 near Camp Roberts Friday morning, creating a dangerous situation because of nearby power lines. [Cal Coast Times] The truck fire broke out at about 6:10 a.m., one mile south of Camp... (Continue reading)

Small earthquake shakes Templeton

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake centered about five miles west of Templeton shook parts of North County Thursday night. [Cal Coast Times] At 10:22 p.m., the earthquake occurred at a depth of three miles. The epicenter of the earthquake was less... (Continue reading)

California population growth slows to record low levels

California’s population growth rate fell to a record low in 2018, according to the state Department of Finance. [Cal Coast Times] The state’s population grew by .47 percent last year, the slowest growth rate in California history. California added 186,807... (Continue reading)

SLO city retirees receive average pension of $90,000 a year

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As California grapples with soaring unfunded pension liabilities, which are wreaking havoc on local government budgets, the city of San Luis Obispo has a rapidly expanding six-figure pension club, and its retirees are now receiving average retirement... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man receives two life sentences for attempted murder

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced an Arroyo Grande man to two life sentences on Wednesday for stabbing and beating both his wife and his aunt through marriage, but the defendant could get out of prison after spending a little... (Continue reading)

Oregon freezes cannabis production amid glut, black market sales

Amid a massive surplus of cannabis, Oregon lawmakers and regulators hope to adjust supply and demand through a temporary freeze on marijuana production. [Cal Coast Times] The Oregon Senate voted 18-10 on Monday in favor of a bill to freeze... (Continue reading)