May, 2019

Semi truck crashes at Santa Margarita onramp

A semi truck drove off Highway 101, crashed into a guard rail and landed partially in a ditch near Santa Margarita Tuesday morning, prompting a partial highway closure, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3:18 a.m., the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s $3.5 million revenue shortfall

The Arroyo Grande City Council is scheduled to discuss a $3.5 million annual shortfall for infrastructure upkeep on Tuesday, according to a staff report. [Cal Coast Times] In his staff report, City Manager Jim Bergman says the city is short... (Continue reading)

SLO thieves snatch shopper’s wallet, then go shopping

A man and a woman snatched a shopper’s wallet in San Luis Obispo last week and then made several fraudulent purchases at local stores, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the two thieves stole... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student raises $32,000 for homeless coalition in video stream

A Cal Poly student leveraged her following on the video streaming platform Twitch to raise $32,000 for the Five Cities Homeless Coalition as part of a 21st birthday livestream on Friday. [Cal Coast Times] Maya Higa is a Cal Poly... (Continue reading)

One killed, two injured in crashes at Oceano Dunes

For the third time in a span of a little more than a month, a person has died in an off-road vehicle accident at the Oceano Dunes. [Cal Coast Times] Kristopher Mancebo, 24, of Tulare died in a crash Sunday... (Continue reading)

Templeton man with loaded guns arrested at Jack in the Box

Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies arrested a 32-year-old Templeton man found with loaded guns and a meth pipe at the Jack in the Box parking lot in Orcutt on Friday night. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 10 p.m., deputies noticed... (Continue reading)

Governor Newsom and the sanctuary state

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Gov. Gavin Newsom, having recently released his revised 2019-2020 California budget with its highly touted $21.5 billion surplus, is doubling-down on welcoming thousands of undocumented immigrants flooding across our border. Not only is Newsom throwing... (Continue reading)

Jordan Grant’s family donates $50,000 to encourage student voting

Jordan Grant will never have the chance to vote, but his family wants to make sure that others do in his memory. Grant, a Cal Poly computer science freshman, was hit and killed on Oct. 7, 2018 by a driver... (Continue reading)

Police recover vans stolen from Atascadero schools

Two Atascadero Unified School District vans stolen from a district building were recovered at a church Friday night thanks to a member of the community. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday morning, school district employees discovered someone had broken into one... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man charged with killing an infant

Lompoc police officers arrested a 28-year-old man on Thursday for allegedly killing his infant earlier this month, according to the Lompoc Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] On May 19, the infant died. Police are not currently releasing information on the... (Continue reading)