May, 2019

Jury awards $2 billion in Roundup cancer case

A California jury awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed they contracted cancer from using the weed killer Roundup. [NPR] The Alameda County jury awarded the more than $2 billion in damages in a verdict against Monsanto,... (Continue reading)

SLO County official resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

By KAREN VELIE Daniel “Colt” Esenwein resigned as director of the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made by several female employees, according to county sources. [Cal Coast Times] During the... (Continue reading)

SLO film festival targeted amid outage over ‘racist’ movie

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Outrage over a movie in which a white man pretends to be a black female radio host drew allegations of racism and a response from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, which social media users accused... (Continue reading)

Parent’s of deceased Cal Poly student call off picket of Laetitia Winery

The family of the Cal Poly student who was killed in a crash at a dangerous South County intersection has called off plans to picket outside Laetitia Winery this week, yet a boycott of the wine tasting destination is ongoing.... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit delaying closure of dangerous Arroyo Grande intersection unacceptable

OPINION by JAMES GRANT A lawsuit filed by a winery company that put on hold the El Campo and US 101 safety improvements that were to be started on May 13, came as an unexpected and crushing disappointment to us.... (Continue reading)

Laetitia Winery owners respond to criticism over lawsuit

Opinion by Terry Wheatley, president of Vintage Wine Estates Open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Community: We have heard your voices and want to open up a conversation about the closure of the four crossings, inclusive of the... (Continue reading)

Grass fire ignites near Paso Robles apartment complex

A vegetation fire broke out Saturday afternoon near a Paso Robles apartment complex, but firefighters quickly contained the blaze. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2 p.m., the fire was spotted in the area of 1203 Alamo Creek Drive and near... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Police Chief takes sides in church ownership dispute

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach Police Chief John Peters authorized officers to arrest members and the pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church if they attempted to enter the church property. It was the latest development in a battle over ownership... (Continue reading)

Shell Beach fire displaces three families

A fire damaged a Shell Beach apartment building Saturday morning displacing three families, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 9 a.m., witnesses reported a fire was burning at the multiple unit building on Coburn Lane near Shell... (Continue reading)

Family calls for boycott of Laetitia Winery

By JAMES GRANT Our response to Laetitia Wineries suit to stop Caltrans from making the safety improvements at El Campo and other crossings. While we continue to assess our full response here is what we plan on doing: 1. Call... (Continue reading)