July, 2019

The state is taking our right to use the Oceano Dunes

OPINION by PETER KEITH Ok, you own an ‘off road’ recreational vehicle and you enjoy recreating on Oceano beach or the adjoining sand dunes. You don’t mind paying the standard few bucks to enter the official ‘off road’ area for... (Continue reading)

Teen injured in head-on crash at the Oceano Dunes

A 16-year-old boy was knocked unconscious during a head-on collision at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on Tuesday, according to State Parks. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1 p.m., a group of family members were riding in an... (Continue reading)

Thousands of residents without power in Santa Maria

A driver slammed into a power pole in Santa Maria Tuesday evening, causing an electricity outage that impacted more than 2,000 residents. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 p.m., a white SUV crashed into a power pole at Betteravia Road... (Continue reading)

Gov. Newsom signs illegal immigrant health care bill into law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will extend government-funded health care coverage to young adult illegal immigrants at a cost of nearly $100 million a year. The signing of SB 104 makes California the... (Continue reading)

Suspect in fatal Nipomo crash arrested for DUI

A Northern California man allegedly caused a fatal head-on collision in Nipomo on Monday while driving under the influence. [KSBY] Shortly after 4 p.m., Aleksandr Moiseyev, 28, of Aptos, crossed a double yellow line as he rounded a curve on... (Continue reading)

Skippers in Cayucos bites the dust

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 When I first moved here back... (Continue reading)

Sherry Gong admits to embezzlement, attorney says

An attorney representing the wife of San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong, who is charged with embezzling more than $32,000 from the Atascadero High School Band and Pageantry Booster Club, released a statement saying his client admitted her actions... (Continue reading)

Investigators identify body found on roadside in rural Paso Robles

Sheriff’s officials identified the man whose body was found on the side of a North County road Sunday morning as Primitivo Pacheco Ortega, 20. [Cal Coast Times] Ortega was from the Paso Robles and San Miguel area, according to the... (Continue reading)

Shandon fire burns 1200 acres

A fire reported southeast of Shandon on Monday burned 1,200 acres. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:45 p.m., the fire ignited near the 3300 block of S. Gillis Canyon Road near San Juan Road. As of Monday morning, the blaze... (Continue reading)

One man killed, two people injured in head-on collision in Nipomo

A 57-year-old man was killed and two people were injured Monday in a head-on collision on Pomeroy Road in Nipomo, according to the CHP. Shortly after 4 p.m., a silver pickup and a dark gray hatchback collided at the intersection... (Continue reading)