June, 2019

Templeton fire destroys home, injures one person

A fire destroyed a house in Templeton Thursday evening and injured one person. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 p.m., the fire was reported burning in the 2500 block of Vineyard Drive. Firefighters arrived and found an approximately 2,000 square... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student dies in crash days before her graduation

Cal Poly has apparently identified the 22-year-old Washington woman who died in a wrong-way driver crash on Highway 101 early Wednesday morning as Nicole Scalone, a fourth-year student who was set to graduate this weekend. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)

Photo sharing app helps deputies catch Los Osos burglar

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies caught an alleged burglar in Los Osos on Tuesday with a little help from residents circulating photos of the suspect on a neighborhood app. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4 p.m., a thief burglarized... (Continue reading)

Shandon fire burns 2,000 acres

The vegetation fire scorching an area around Shandon has burned 2,000 acres and is 75 percent contained, as of late Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, the McMillan Fire was reported burning... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach church leaders accused of misappropriation of funds

By KAREN VELIE A group of parishioners fighting to retain control of Bethel Baptist Church in Grover Beach has accused a former pastor of misappropriating church money. They say that Ronald Kennedy used church money to pay off personal credit... (Continue reading)

Fast moving fire in Shandon burns 1,000 acres

A vegetation fire quickly spread across the Shandon area Wednesday afternoon, burning approximately 1,000 acres. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1 p.m., the McMillan Fire was reported burning east of McMillan Canyon Road on Highway 46. Breezy conditions are helping... (Continue reading)

Two people killed in head-on crash on Highway 101 in SLO

Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 101 south of Hiquera Street in San Luis Obispo, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:30 a.m., a 22-year-old Washington woman was driving southbound in... (Continue reading)

Deputies bust another illegal pot operation in Santa Barbara County

Less than a week following its last pot bust, Santa Barbara County’s Cannabis Compliance Team again seized marijuana from an illegal grow, this time just outside the city of Goleta, according to the sheriff’s office. [Cal Coast Times] On Monday,... (Continue reading)

Woman injured in 50 feet fall from Bishop Peak

Crews from @SLO_City_Fire and Santa Barbara County Fire rescue female hiker who fell approximately 50 feet on Bishop Peak. Pt. Has been air lifted and transported to Sierra Vista Hospital. Crews working their way down now. pic.twitter.com/qJhMK28bTD — SLO City... (Continue reading)

SLO city budget doubles in 8 years, surpasses $200 million

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo’s budget has more than doubled from approximately $100 million to more than $200 million over the last eight years. [Cal Coast Times] Last week, the San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a... (Continue reading)