May, 2019

Lawsuit halts closure of rural Arroyo Grande Highway 101 crossings

A Sacramento judge ordered Caltrans to halt plans to block left-turn access to and from Highway 101 at four points between Arroyo Grande and Nipomo because of a lawsuit filed by Vintage Wine Estates, the owner of Laetitia Winery. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Elks awards scholarships to South County high school seniors

The Oceano and Five Cities Elks Lodge awarded over $11,000 in college scholarships to seniors from Arroyo Grande High School, Nipomo High School, Lopez High School and Central Coast New Tech High School at a dinner on May 3. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Thieves nab thousand of dollars in goods from SLO Target

A pair of thieves allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the San Luis Obispo Target store on Tuesday, making use of an emergency exit and a getaway vehicle in order to do so. [Cal Coast Times] At... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritan alerts students in burning SLO apartment

San Luis Obispo fire officials are crediting a good Samaritan with saving the lives of four college students who were asleep early Friday morning in a burning apartment with disabled smoke detectors and no sprinkler system. [KSBY] Shortly before 5... (Continue reading)

Armed Arroyo Grande man arrested for stalking

Santa Maria police arrested an Arroyo Grande man for stalking last week while in possession of an assortment of weapons. [Cal Coast Times] Detectives had been conducting a stalking investigation for several days when they identified Thomas Simmons, 31, as... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teacher tempted to shove gun in student’s face, video

An Arroyo Grande High School teacher told her students if she was carrying a gun she might be tempted to use it to threaten some students, in a video that when viral on Twitter today. After two hours, the video... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles apartment complex allegedly infested with vermin

A Paso Robles apartment complex has had a vermin infestation for several years, which has included bed bugs, cockroaches and rats, according to a class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday states. [KSBY] The suit, filed on behalf of current and... (Continue reading)

Chick-fil-A to remain at Cal Poly despite backlash over anti-gay bent

Despite mounting pressure and an Academic Senate vote urging university administrators to boot the chicken franchise Chick-fil-A from the Cal Poly campus because of the company’s support for anti-LGBT groups, the administration has decided to allow the business to continue... (Continue reading)

Crime continues to soar in San Luis Obispo

Driven by an increase in robberies and more reporting of sexual assaults, violent crime rose by 8 percent in San Luis Obispo in 2018, according to statistics released by the SLO Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] Both property crime and... (Continue reading)

Nonprofit accused of hostile takeover of Grover Beach Church

By KAREN VELIE Members of Hillside Church of Grover Beach will be conducting services Sunday. But it won’t be in the 67-year-old church. The locks have been changed and signs taken down in a dispute between some church members and... (Continue reading)