July, 2019

Cal Poly student was drunk when she killed Los Osos man

The Cal Poly student who drove the wrong way on Highway 101 last month, resulting in a crash that killed her and a sheriff’s office employee, had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit. [Tribune] At about... (Continue reading)

Formerly on the run suspect to stand trial for 2013 Paso Robles murder

A man who had been on the run in Mexico for nearly six years until recently being caught and extradited to San Luis Obispo County can stand trial for a 2013 Paso Robles murder, a judge ruled on Thursday. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Body found in Paso Robles identified as man who allegedly caused fatal crash

The California Highway Patrol has identified the man who was found dead in the Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles Thursday morning as Pedro Alvarado-Torres, 40, the hit-and-run suspect who allegedly caused a crash that led to the death of a... (Continue reading)

SLO Brew temporarily loses liquor license

The state of California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the liquor license of SLO Brew for 20 days for allowing an underage teen to drink alcohol in the restaurant and pub located on Hiquera Street in San Luis Obispo.... (Continue reading)

Man’s dead body found in Paso Robles riverbed

A man’s dead body was found in the Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles on Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 a.m., a witness called Paso Robles police and reported finding the body. The witness led officers through thick... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors extend temporary hemp moratorium

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to extend a temporary moratorium on the growing of industrial hemp for 12 months with Supervisor Bruce Gibson dissenting. [Cal Coast Times] In California, 25 counties have passed... (Continue reading)

Lying in Trash trailer: Shedding light on SLO County misconduct

By Cal Coast Times Staff Seven years ago, a CalCoastNews article led to a lawsuit that forever reshaped the lives of its authors, their families, and its subjects. Following a $1.1 million judgement against CalCoastNews and reporters Karen Velie and... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay awards pot shop permit to political donor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the lead of Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo, the city of Morro Bay has awarded one of its marijuana dispensary permits to Natural Healing Center, a business owned by local pot mogul Helios Dayspring, a... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief fined $1,600 for losing her gun

As punishment for losing her gun in a restaurant bathroom, San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell must forfeit approximately $1,600 in pay, according to an announcement by the city of SLO. [Cal Coast Times] At about noon on July... (Continue reading)

Suspect charged with manslaughter in death of Nipomo man

San Luis Obispo County prosecutors charged a Northern California man on Tuesday with manslaughter and DUI, for allegedly causing a fatal head-on collision in Nipomo. [Cal Coast Times] Aleksandr Moiseyev, 28, of Aptos faces a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter... (Continue reading)