August, 2019

Crash ignites fire north of Santa Margarita

A pickup truck crashed on Highway 101 Friday afternoon, which sparked a fire that spread into brush and is threatening homes near south Atascadero and rural Santa Margarita. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 12:30 p.m., the truck crashed on Highway... (Continue reading)

Suspect arrested after gunman fires shots at Santa Maria home

Santa Maria police arrested a man after a suspect fired shots at a home in a residential neighborhood Friday morning. At about 8:20 a.m., shots were fired at the home on the 1400 block of Elm Street. Gunfire struck the... (Continue reading)

Couple caught in SLO chief’s gun fiasco granted visitation

By KAREN VELIE The couple swept up in the search for the gun that San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell lost in a restaurant bathroom is being allowed to see their children again. [Cal Coast Times] Cheyne Orndoff and... (Continue reading)

Paid parking launched in downtown Paso Robles

Paid parking began on Wednesday in Paso Robles as part of a plan to free up and create customer parking near downtown shops. [Cal Coast Times] The first two hours are free for those wishing to park between 10th and... (Continue reading)

Fire exposes illegal Santa Barbara County pot grow

Hours after a fire burned 17 acres east of Lompoc on Wednesday, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies raided a property damaged by the blaze, the latest in a string of busts targeting illegal marijuana grows. [Cal Coast Times] The fire... (Continue reading)

SLO County jury finds man guilty of trying to hire a hitman

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County jury found Beau Brigham guilty Wednesday of trying to hire a hitman to kill his stepmother. Brigham faces up to nine years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] The Jury found Brigham, a... (Continue reading)

Cayucos faces inviting a smile and a hug

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.  Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying... (Continue reading)

SLO County investigators still trying to solve Oceano murders

Months following a pair of murders in Oceano, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says detectives have developed a forensic profile of the killer in one of the homicides, though authorities still have not made an arrest and are... (Continue reading)

More than 5,000 customers lose power in SLO, Atascadero and Templeton

A power outage in San Luis Obispo and one in North County resulted in more than 5,000 customers losing power on Wednesday. An incident involving a power line sparked a fire in the area of Johnson and Flora streets in... (Continue reading)

San Francisco sues Trump over immigrant welfare

San Francisco and Santa Clara counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump Administration over a new regulation that allows federal officials to deny green cards or entry into the country to immigrants who use government aid programs... (Continue reading)