August, 2019

Atascadero crash sparks fire, knocks out power

A vehicle slammed into a power pole early Monday morning in Atascadero, causing hundreds of residents to lose electricity, the rupture of a gas line and a small fire. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1:30 a.m., a driver went off... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man carjacked at gunpoint

Santa Maria police are looking for seven people who carjacked a man who was praying in his car Saturday morning. The man was parked outside his home in a quiet neighborhood on the 700 block of East Bunny Avenue. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO woman receives pardon for felony conviction

Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned a 41-year-old San Luis Obispo woman earlier this week for a prior felony conviction. [Cal Coast Times] While working as a corrections officer, in 2004, Laurie Gardner pleaded no contest to a felony count of possession... (Continue reading)

Civility, transparency, or hypocrisy?

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE San Luis Obispo’s city government has to feel that it’s under siege these days. Recent revelations by CCN about the city’s police chief losing her firearm, her day-long scramble to find it, breaking into a... (Continue reading)

Proposed Buellton pot grows pit a vintner against weed farms

The owner of a rural Buellton winery has appealed proposals for two large marijuana grows that would be located next to his vineyards, a matter that came before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission on Thursday. [Cal Coast Times] Blair... (Continue reading)

Three people injured in accidents at Oceano Dunes

Emergency responders transported two people to the hospital following separate crashes at the Ocean Dunes Thursday evening, with one of the individuals being airlifted out of the off-road riding park, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] First, an ATV... (Continue reading)

Another mother jailed after kidnapping her son in Paso Robles

For the second time in the span of a month, a woman whose young son had been removed from her custody kidnapped the child, prompting Paso Robles police to issue an Amber alert on Thursday before authorities managed to locate... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies Creston man killed in Highway 46 crash

The California Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a head-on collision at the Cholame “Y” Wednesday night as Juan Silva Casares, 48, of Creston. [Cal Coast Times] Casares, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was a passenger in... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion spotted wandering around Cuesta College

Cuesta College is warning students and staff about a mountain lion that was spotted walking near the edge of the college campus on two different evenings this week, according to the college’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] Mountain lion spottings... (Continue reading)

One person killed, eight injured in crash on Highway 46

One person died and eight others suffered injuries after at least two vehicles collided near the Cholame “Y” Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:00 p.m., a minivan and a pickup truck collided near the... (Continue reading)