May, 2019

Paso Robles school board to hire local educator as new superintendent

At the end of a turbulent school year that included the resignations of high-ranking officials and the district incurring an approximately $3 million budget shortfall, the Paso Robles school board has selected a longtime local educator to serve as the... (Continue reading)

Victims of Oceano Dunes shooting released from hospitals, suspect charged

Less than three days following last weekend’s shooting at the Oceano Dunes, all six victims were scheduled for release from the hospital. [Cal Coast Times] Five victims had been treated and released from the hospital, as of Tuesday afternoon, according... (Continue reading)

Goleta man killed in shootout with police

A 32-year-old man, whom Santa Barbara police were seeking to arrest Tuesday at an apartment near Goleta, engaged in a gun battle with officers, after which a long SWAT standoff ensued and the suspect was eventually found dead. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Gong compromises, North County office to stay open two days a week

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong has compromised with opponents of his plan to close the clerk-recorder’s North County office, which will now remain open two days a week, rather than shutting down completely. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Report ranks SLO High as top Central Coast high school

U.S. News & World Report has released its latest state and national rankings of public high schools, in which San Luis Obispo High performs favorably, outpacing other schools in SLO and Santa Barbara counties. [Cal Coast Times] Schools received scores... (Continue reading)

Another inmate escapes from Lompoc prison camp

For the second time in the span of about one month, an inmate escaped the minimum security Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc. [Cal Coast Times] Jesus Antonio Hernandez, 42, escaped the Lompoc prison camp on Monday, according the Federal Bureau... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders restaurants to stop serving CBD

A trend among restaurants and juice bars of infusing Cannabidiol in food and drinks has caught the eye of San Luis Obispo County food inspectors, who say the businesses are getting an illegal head start on use of the additive... (Continue reading)

Annual Central Coast drag show, event photos

Local drag divas competed for the title of Miss or Mister Central Coast Pride 2019 last Saturday night at the Guild Hall in San Luis Obispo. Proceeds from the sold-out 3rd Annual Central Coast Pride Pageant will be used to... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff’s deputies arrest alleged Oceano Dunes gunman

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the man who allegedly opened fire at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area early Sunday morning, injuring six people. [Cal Coast Times] Francisco Orozco, a 19-year-old Oakland man, initially evaded capture... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for Oceano Dunes shooter

Six people suffered injuries during a shooting at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area early Sunday morning. The shooter remains at large. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after midnight, witnesses reported shots being fired at the south end of the... (Continue reading)