August, 2019

5 Santa Barbara County deputies treated for opioid exposure

More than a dozen inmates and custody deputies required medical treatment for exposure to opioid at the Santa Barbara County Jail on Thursday, an increase from an earlier report of nine inmates overdosing on heroin. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)

Plane crash lands at Paso Robles Airport

A small plane crash landed on Friday at the Paso Robles Airport, because the plane’s landing gear was not lowered. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m, the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to a report of a... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man accused of killing a man with a hammer over a house

A Nipomo man is one of three people accused of killing an elderly man with a hammer. The victims burnt body was found two weeks ago near Joshua Tree National Park, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.... (Continue reading)

Deputies raid illegal pot dealers in Nipomo and Arroyo Grande

After seizing approximately 2,800 plants from an illegal marijuana cultivation grow site in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies raided four homes used for storing and delivering the illicit crop including two in San Luis Obispo County. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Inmates overdose on opioids at Santa Barbara County Jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Nine Santa Barbara County Jail inmates overdosed on opioids on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3 p.m., an inmate collapsed inside one of the dormitory units at the main jail, which... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony inmates riot for a second day

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A day after a violent riot at the California Men’s Colony left four inmates injured, 50 inmates fought in the same yard and at approximately the same time, this one requiring medical personnel to transport two inmates... (Continue reading)

Epstein criminal case dismissed because of death

A judge dismissed the criminal case against the late Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, more than two weeks after the accused sex trafficker died in jail. [Cal Coast Times] On Tuesday, Judge Richard Berman allowed Epstein’s accusers to have their voices... (Continue reading)

An American beauty in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN Every small town, and especially our... (Continue reading)

SLO families shouldn’t have to worry about powering their homes

OPINION By SLO COUNTY SUPERVISOR DEBBIE ARNOLD It is my honor and privilege to represent San Luis Obispo County’s 5th District at the Board of Supervisors. One of the things I’m most proud of is working with a broad range... (Continue reading)

SLO police officers break man’s arm during arrest, video

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department released a video Thursday of officers breaking the arm of a man who was resisting arrest. [Cal Coast Times] On May 29, dispatchers sent two officers to the Chevron station at... (Continue reading)