July, 2019

Driver extricated and arrested for DUI after Highway 101 crash

A man suffered major injuries and needed to be extracted from his vehicle after crashing and rolling his vehicle over on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo Wednesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8 a.m., the car crashed on... (Continue reading)

Rescue crews search for possible missing kayaker near Cambria

Multiple agencies launched a search for a potentially missing kayaker on Tuesday after a capsized kayak was found near Leffingwell Landing in Cambria. [Cal Coast Times] Witnesses observed the kayak floating upside down for two hours, according to Cal Fire.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police release photo of drive-by shooter

Santa Maria police are searching for gang members involved in a drive-by shooting last week, one of whom is pictured in a surveillance image with his upper body hanging out of a moving vehicle and a gun apparently in his... (Continue reading)

False gas leak report prompts evacuations in Downtown SLO

The city of San Luis Obispo announced Tuesday morning there was a gas leak in the downtown area, and several businesses, as well as the county courthouse and planning department building were evacuated, yet officials later determined no gas had... (Continue reading)

SLO County to disburse $28 million in Diablo Canyon mandated funds

San Luis Obispo County received $28.35 million last  week in state-mandated funds slated to help ease the local public health, safety and economic impacts of the closure of Diablo Canyon Power Plant. [Cal Coast Times] In 2025, Diablo Canyon Power... (Continue reading)

Sherry Gong pleads not guilty to embezzling money from student organization

The wife of San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to embezzling more than $32,000 from the booster club of the Atascadero High School band. [Cal Coast Times] Sherry Gong, the former... (Continue reading)

Naked, dead man found in vehicle near Cuesta Grade

The naked body of a deceased man was found in a vehicle near the Cuesta Grade on Monday afternoon. At about 2:30 p.m., a passerby spotted the dead body on TV Tower Road between San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita.... (Continue reading)

Man found on Paso Robles roadside died of stab wounds

More than two weeks after a 20-year-old man was found dead on the side of a rural Paso Robles road, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announced the deceased North County man had been stabbed multiple times. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Emails detail ties between SLO City manager and violent employee

By KAREN VELIE An investigation into a San Luis Obispo city inspector who violently assaulted a woman in a bar ended several weeks ago, but the employee remains on paid administrative leave while city management ponders what they should do... (Continue reading)

DUI driver crashes into sheriff’s car in Paso Robles

An intoxicated driver crashed head-on into a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s patrol car near the fairgrounds in Paso Robles early Monday morning. [KCOY] At about midnight, just after the Mid-State Fair closed for the night, a driver crashed a... (Continue reading)