June, 2019

Templeton man agrees not to grow cannabis outdoors, plants 15 acres

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after negotiating an agreement not to grow cannabis outdoors for 20 years, the owners of an indoor marijuana grow in Templeton applied for and received a permit to grow 15 acres of industrial hemp, a cannabis... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies seize 20 tons of illegal cannabis

Law enforcement officers seized about 20 tons of illegal cannabis grown at a 60 acre cultivation site in Santa Barbara County during a four-day operation last week, the sheriff’s department said in a press release. [Cal Coast Times] Following a... (Continue reading)

Five killed in shooting and trailer fire in Santa Maria

A gunman opened fire at a senior citizens mobile home park in Santa Maria on Friday, killing two elderly men, and authorities later found the bodies of the suspect and two more people inside a burnt trailer, according to the... (Continue reading)

The pirate, a Cayucos celebrity

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 The Pirate has his own stool... (Continue reading)

Investigators find more human remains in Morro Bay

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies found additional human remains in Morro Bay on Friday while searching an area along side Highway 1. [Tribune] On Thursday, Caltrans workers found a human skull while doing tree trimming and landscaping alongside Highway... (Continue reading)

One person killed in Lompoc apartment fire

A fire at a two-story apartment complex in Lompoc on Saturday morning killed one person and caused extensive damage to the building. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:35 a.m., a fire was reported burning at an apartment in the 1000... (Continue reading)

Land surveyor injured in Templeton hit-and-run

A driver fled the scene after striking a land surveyor in Templeton Friday morning and causing the worker to roll over the hood of his car. [KSBY] At about 10 a.m., the worker was doing land surveying on Main Street... (Continue reading)

Cambria agrees to abide by open meeting laws

The Cambria Community Services District agreed to stop charging for emailed agendas after receiving a cease and desist letter from activist Julie Tacker. [Cal Coast Times] Last month, Assistant General Manager Monique Madrid invited the public to go to the... (Continue reading)

SLO city worker’s assault victim seeking restitution

The woman assaulted by a San Luis Obispo employee at an Avila Beach bar is seeking restitution in the aftermath of the city worker’s conviction. [Cal Coast Times] On May 28, 2016, Chris Olcott, a city planning and building department... (Continue reading)

Suspect allegedly steals car, hits bicyclist and sets tree on fire in SLO

A Bakersfield man embarked on a crime spree in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, during which he stole a car, crashed it into a bicyclist, fled the scene and later set a tree on fire, according to police. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)