July, 2019

Child suffers burns in fire pit at Oceano Dunes

For the second time this month, a child suffered burns after walking over a smoldering fire pit in San Luis Obispo County, with the latest incident occurring at the Oceano Dunes. [KSBY] On Sunday afternoon, a 5-year-old child walked on... (Continue reading)

South SLO County district passes controversial labor agreement

By Cal Coast Times staff Amid allegations large donations from several unions were swaying their decisions, on July 18 two members of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board voted to require the use of local union members... (Continue reading)

Dozens of vehicles burn in fire at Santa Maria recycling facility

A fire at a recycling facility in Santa Maria burned approximately 50 vehicles Saturday afternoon and damaged an almost $1 million compacting machine, according to the fire department. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 7 a.m., a caller reported the fire... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Harmon leads ban on monuments that honor people

Following objections lodged by San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon to a proposed monument honoring President Teddy Roosevelt, the SLO City Council decided on Tuesday to adopt a new policy mandating that monuments honor ideas, rather than people. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles declares public safety emergency in Salinas River bed

The City of Paso Robles has declared a public emergency over safety issues at the Salinas River bed. [Cal Coast Times] Firefighters are currently responding to two to three fires a week in the river bed. Since Jan. 2019, crews... (Continue reading)

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)