July, 2019

Two Arroyo Grande men found dead at sea

Two Arroyo Grande men were found dead on a boat offshore of southern Santa Barbara County on Sunday evening. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday, Christopher Avila, 49, and Gary Bishop, 53, attempted to transport Bishop’s 34-foot Sea Ray Sundowner from... (Continue reading)

SLO County public defender’s office accused of malpractice

The attorney who represented the family of Andrew Holland, an inmate who died after being strapped in a chair for 46 hours, filed a malpractice lawsuit against the law firm that provides public defender services to San Luis Obispo County.... (Continue reading)

Time to run for SLO County judge

By STEW JENKINS An engaged, effective and resilient San Luis Obispo County Bar Association should make a version of this announcement for its member early in every odd numbered year. Superior court judges are elected at the primary; or in... (Continue reading)

SLO man allegedly sent racist threats on Hallmark cards

San Luis Obispo police are asking anyone who received an anonymous Hallmark card with a flag on it to call the the police department. The 62-year-old man officers arrested on Sunday for threatening to shoot minorities moving into his neighborhood,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police nab couple on crime spree

A sting involving undercover officers and a helicopter enabled Paso Robles police to nab a Central Valley couple on Tuesday who had allegedly been stealing credit cards. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday, the couple from Coalinga tried to make a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man sentenced to six years in prison for child molestation

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced a Paso Robles man on Tuesday to six years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl in 2016. [Cal Coast News] On June 6, following a two-week trial, jurors convicted Juan Antonio Esquivel, 31,... (Continue reading)

Man rescued after driving off the Embarcadero into Morro Bay

A bystander and a firefighter helped rescue a man who drove into the ocean near Tidelands Park in Morro Bay on Tuesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The man drove off of the Embarcadero and into about 8-feet of water. He... (Continue reading)

Man found in Ventura drive-thru with meth and a gun

Ventura police arrested a man for drug possession early Tuesday Morning after he passed out inside his vehicle in a drive-thru. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before midnight, a caller reported a man was passed out behind the steering wheel of... (Continue reading)

SLO County raises management salaries, cuts services

By JOSH FRIEDMAN At a time in which San Luis Obispo County government is tightening its belt, the county has a staffer who collects more than $500,000 a year in total pay, while another six employees receive more than $300,000... (Continue reading)

Empty castles and ghost streets in Cayucos

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 I ran into Richard just off... (Continue reading)