August, 2019

Deputies worried for their safety after Oceano Dunes shooting

Law enforcement officers who investigated a shooting at the Oceano Dunes in May that left six people wounded are testifying in court this week as prosecutors make their case that a 19-year-old Oakland man was the lone gunman. [Tribune] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Arson, a high-speed chase and a standoff in Atascadero

Firefighters arrived to a house fire in Atascadero on Monday evening to find the home engulfed in flames, prompting a closure of a section of El Camino Real and a search for an alleged arsonist. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)

Chuck Liddell settles lawsuit over mold in an Atascadero home

An Atascadero couple has reached a $70,000 settlement over a home they purchased from former champion wrestler Chuck Liddell because of a mold infestation. [Tribune] Liddell sold the Via Colonia Court home to Kenneth and Hayley Smith in 2015. The... (Continue reading)

Crime pays in San Luis Obispo

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The Tribune’s recent editorial regarding SLO city’s building inspector Christopher Olcott’s incarceration in a “pay-to-stay” jail utterly missed the mark. It is the City of San Luis Obispo that is actually paying him to stay... (Continue reading)

Undocumented farm worker arrested for Paso Robles murder

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County sheriff detectives charged a man on Friday for the murder of a North County man who was stabbed multiple times, according to Sheriff Ian Parkinson. [Cal Coast Times] Fausto Ortega Maldonado, 28, is... (Continue reading)

Suspect evades Pismo Beach police

Pismo Beach police are searching for a suspect who managed to run away from officer on Highway 101 Sunday night. [KSBY] Shortly before 10 p.m., an officer pulled the man over on Highway 101 by Spyglass Drive across from the... (Continue reading)

Transport plane crashes at Santa Barbara Airport

A privately owned military transport plane crash landed at Santa Barbara Airport Sunday night and caught on fire, yet all seven individuals onboard the aircraft escaped uninjured. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 10 p.m., the C-130 aircraft made an emergency... (Continue reading)

California deputy admits lying about sniper shooting him

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy concocted a story Wednesday that a sniper shot him in the shoulder, and that he was saved by a ballistic vest he was wearing. [Cal Coast Times] Droves of law enforcement personnel searched for... (Continue reading)

Responders rescue resident in burning home in SLO

Rescue personnel woke a resident sleeping inside a house that caught on fire in San Luis Obispo early Saturday morning. The resident managed to escape uninjured, according to the city’s fire department. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 4:30 a.m., a... (Continue reading)

SLO City’s latest illogical planning proposal

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Every so often, it’s fun to pop over to, our fair city’s official spokes-site, to check out “What’s New In SLO,” our San Luis Obispo’s official news headline service. This week, “Roundabouts are the City’s... (Continue reading)