August, 2019

San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Ronca disbarred

The California State Bar has stripped a San Luis Obispo attorney of his law license following a bank fraud conviction and the lawyer’s alleged failure to comply with the terms of his legal probation. [Cal Coast Times] In 2017, FBI... (Continue reading)

Four inmates injured in California Men’s Colony riot

Inmates stabbed and slashed rival inmates during a riot at the California Men’s Colony recreation yard on Wednesday afternoon, injuring four inmates. Shortly after 1 p.m., a group of about 20 inmates rushed a group of about 10 inmates on... (Continue reading)

DUI driver guilty of manslaughter for death of Nipomo man

A man who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs when he caused a fatal head-on collision in Nipomo last month is expected to serve four years in state prison after pleading no contest to manslaughter on Wednesday. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Two men seriously injured in head-on crash near Shandon

Two people suffered major injuries in a crash on Highway 46 east of the Chalome Y near Shandon on Wednesday morning, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 7:30 a.m., Joey McGraw Jr., 29, of San Bernardino was... (Continue reading)

Lion King Day at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero

Hakuna Matata! The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero is hosting a day of special events at the zoo on Saturday, dubbed Lion King Day. On Lion King Day, the first 80 children at the zoo will get an official Lion... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay in line to tax vacation rentals

The Morro Bay City Council gave its support Tuesday to a plan to slap vacation rental operators with a 3 percent tax that is currently applied to hotels. [KSBY] According to a city staff report, Morro Bay is the only... (Continue reading)

Sewage spill closes Paso Robles preschool classroom

A construction accident exacerbated by the flushing of football stadium toilets left a Paso Robles preschool classroom flooded with sewage last week. [Tribune] On Friday night, a contractor was working near the intersection of 26th and Spring streets, where workers... (Continue reading)

Templeton voters overwhelmingly approve fire tax

Templeton property owners have overwhelmingly approved a $15-a-month parcel tax intended to provide emergency funding to the North County community’s fire department that was at risk of dissolving. [Cal Coast Times] In a vote-by-mail election that concluded Tuesday, 77.90 of... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill touts bipartisanship in plea for donations

By KAREN VELIE In a recent email ad requesting money, San luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill posts a photo of himself at a wind energy event attended by both Republicans and Democrats as proof of his bipartisan leadership. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Council opposes marijuana cultivation near Nipomo elementary school

The South County Advisory Council voted Monday night against a proposed marijuana grow on a site 1,500 feet away from a Nipomo elementary school. [KSBY] Nipomo AG LLC is seeking a conditional use permit for marijuana cultivation on a 28.82-acre... (Continue reading)