July, 2019

Discarded smoking materials blamed for Atascadero fire

A fire ignited by smoking materials destroyed an Atascadero single family residence on Saturday, according to the Atascadero Fire Department. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 p.m., a resident at a home on the 4000 block of Carrizo Road reported... (Continue reading)

Woman injured in jet ski accident at Lake Nacimiento

A woman was injured Saturday when two jet skis crashed head-on at Lake Nacimiento in Northern San Luis Obispo County. [KSBY] In the afternoon, a witness on another boat rescued the female victim from the lake and called 9-1-1. Medical... (Continue reading)

Scottish man who faked his own death caught in Colorado

Months after a Scottish sexual assault suspect faked his own death off the coast of Monterey County, authorities caught the fugitive in Colorado, and he is now in custody awaiting extradition to Scotland. [Cal Coast Times] Kim Vincent Avis, also... (Continue reading)

Mayor Heidi Harmon’s comments are racist and sexist

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE In reiterating her comment that public art in San Luis Obispo should not include “monuments to old white men”, Mayor Heidi Harmon has completed a trifecta of identity politics invectives: in one sentence she made... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges hostile takeover of San Luis Obispo Grange Hall

As with a Grover Beach church that had been slated to be replaced with a homeless facility, allegations of a hostile takeover have arisen over the San Luis Obispo Grange Hall, the subject of a lawsuit filed earlier this month.... (Continue reading)

San Miguel man gets potential life sentence for attempted murder

A San Miguel man who was convicted of attempting to murder his girlfriend, despite her refusing to testify against him, received a prison sentence on Wednesday of 14 years plus 25 years to life, according to the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police chief accused of coverup over stolen gun

Clarification: The chief left her personal weapon, a Glock 42 which holds six rounds, in the restroom and not her department issued gun. Sean Greenwood called the SLO Police Department at 7 p.m. on July 11 to report he had... (Continue reading)

Signs of the times at Cayucos Coffee

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 Cayucos Coffee is ensconced right in... (Continue reading)

Witness with a criminal history to testify in SLO murder-for-hire trial

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled Wednesday that a London resident and dark web user, who is the key witness in a murder-for-hire case that is expected to soon go to trial, will be allowed to testify in court. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Man killed in crash on Highway 101 in Paso Robles

A 26-year-old man died Wednesday night after driving off Highway 101 in Paso Robles. [KSBY] Shortly after 9 p.m., the man was driving near the Spring Street offramp. He drove off the road, veered onto railroad tracks, and was ejected... (Continue reading)