May, 2019

Oppressed by cannabis cultivation

OPINION by RENEE O’NEILL It was perplexing but not entirely surprising to read, one of our supervisors attempting to discredit Ann Louise Bardach, who is a respected, PEN Award-winning author and journalist. This prompted me to respond: As a result... (Continue reading)

Robles man opts to defend himself in child molestation case

A Paso Robles man, who allegedly molested or secretly recorded numerous people, including toddlers, has ousted his public defender and opted to represent himself at trial. [Tribune] Jason Robert Porter stated he disagreed with his attorney on aspects of his... (Continue reading)

Thief steals sex toy in Grover Beach, leads police on chase

A San Miguel man stole a sex toy from Diamond Adult World in Grover Beach Tuesday evening, which prompted a police chase that ultimately led to his arrest in Atascadero. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 8 p.m., Joseph Frank Hyde,... (Continue reading)

Hundreds gather at abortion rights rally in SLO

Several hundred people gathered in front of the San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Tuesday for a rally in response to the recent wave of anti-abortion legislation that has been passed in several states. [Cal Coast Times] The local rally... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police identify man found dead on the tracks

Paso Robles police have identified the man whose body was found on the railroad tracks near the train station last Friday at Donald Frank Hughes, 70. [Cal Coast Times] Hughes, of Paso Robles, was a well-known member of the North... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man tries to sell stolen chainsaw to officer

Paso Robles police arrested two men on Tuesday after officers caught one of the suspects in a sting aimed at recovering stolen chainsaws. [Cal Coast Times] On May 11, a Paso Robles resident living in the 2800 block of School... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases sexual harassment complaints

By KAREN VELIE Two weeks after the head of the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department resigned, the county released portions of three harassment complaints lodged by staffers. [Cal Coast Times] A year ago, shortly after Daniel “Colt” Esenwein... (Continue reading)

California Senate votes to approve marijuana banks

The California state Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of creating special banks and credit unions to work with marijuana businesses. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, most banks shy away from marijuana businesses out of fear of running afoul of... (Continue reading)

California forges ahead with health care for illegal immigrants

California’s governor, state Assembly and Senate are pushing for extending government-funded health care coverage to illegal immigrants, though they currently differ on how to go about doing so. [NBC News] Gov. Gavin Newsom, who campaigned on a platform of universal... (Continue reading)

Walking the town Cayucos with Wilbur

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN I keep running into this very... (Continue reading)