July, 2019

Man injured after being ejected from SUV on Cuesta Grade

A man suffered major injuries after his Toyota SUV rolled over at the top of the Cuesta Grade Tuesday evening, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:25 p.m., the driver was traveling northbound on Highway 101 when... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man charged with hate crimes

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed 10 felony charges along with an enhancement for hate crimes on Friday against Richard Orcutt for threatening to shoot minorities. [Cal Coast Times] Last month, SLO police officers arrested Orcutt, 62,... (Continue reading)

Templeton seeking new tax to fund firefighter pay

Faced with fiscal troubles and apparent staff shortages, the Templeton Fire Department is asking property owners in the North County community to vote for a tax to support increasing salary costs. [Cal Coast Times] The Templeton Community Services District has... (Continue reading)

SLO County probation sweep nets 13 suspects

Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to conduct a probation sweep in North County on Monday. Deputies and officers arrested 13 suspects on charges including probation and parole violations, as well as drug and weapons offenses. [Cal Coast Times] The... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritan killed in Paso Robles crash identified

The Good Samaritan who was killed in the aftermath of a wrong-way driver, hit-and-run crash on Highway 101 in Paso Robles early Monday morning was Monica Cantu, a Cal Poly employee. [Cal Coast Times] Cantu, 55, of Paso Robles, was... (Continue reading)

Central Coast protesters rally against immigration enforcement

As part of nationwide protests against raids planned to be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), demonstrations took place in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday evening, protesters gathered... (Continue reading)

Battle over Grover Beach church exposes income tax issues

By KAREN VELIE The ongoing fight over the fate of the Bethel Baptist Church of Grover Beach has been complicated by an IRS decision to revoke the church’s nonprofit status. [Cal Coast Times] A former pastor and his executive staff... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritan killed on Highway 101 in Paso Robles

A wrong-way driver crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Highway 101 in Paso Robles early Monday morning, killing one person, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the two vehicles collided on northbound Highway... (Continue reading)

Los Osos toddler hospitalized after burning her feet in a fire pit

A Los Osos mother of a 3-year-old girl is asking people to extinguish their fire pits after her daughter burned her feet in a covered fire pit, according to a Facebook post. On July 7, Kaycee Gonzales’ daughter Alivia was... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in possible DUI crash in rural Paso Robles

A woman was killed and a man suffered major injuries Saturday evening in a single vehicle crash on Union Road in rural Paso Robles, according to the CHP. [KSBY] At about 6:30 p.m., the man was driving a vehicle westbound... (Continue reading)