August, 2019

Weed abatement saves homes in rural Paso Robles

A brush fire that threatened two homes in rural Paso Robles on Friday, stopped at the fence line of a homeowner who created a defensible space around his property, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Man accused of hate crimes in arson at Orcutt church

Deputies arrested a 19-year old man for hate crimes after he allegedly set fire to a shed located behind the Winepress Church on Cambria Avenue in Orcutt on Friday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after noon, witnesses called 911 to... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach massage parlors cited for lack of clothing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A citywide investigation into Grover Beach massage parlors resulted in three people at two businesses receiving citations, including for sexually suggestive advertising and not wearing proper clothing. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 12, Grover Beach police and... (Continue reading)

SLO building inspector headed to pay-to-stay jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge formally approved on Thursday a San Luis Obispo city building inspector’s request to serve time in a Seal Beach pay-to-stay jail for an assault conviction stemming from a violent attack in a SLO County bar.... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief loses her gun, and now her car

A little more than a month after San Luis Obispo Chief Police Deanna Cantrell’s gun was taken from a restaurant bathroom, her personal car was stolen from Santa Margarita, according to a law enforcement source. [Cal Coast Times] The chief’s... (Continue reading)

SLO public defender’s office awarded funds despite lawsuits

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors awarded new funding to a law firm that provides contract public defender services to the county, even though the firm has recently been sued twice for malpractice, including once... (Continue reading)

Beer can Bessie at Happy Jack’s in Morro Bay

Editor’s Note: The following series of tales from behind the bar, “Happy Jacks Saloon: The Last Morro Bay Fisherman’s Dive,” to be posted bi-weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin. The following... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battled four fires Wednesday in SLO County

A total of four fires burned in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday, and there have now been at least five blazes in the last two days. [Cal Coast Times] On Tuesday, a small fire broke out in a backyard... (Continue reading)

Three injured in Paso Robles car crash

One person suffered moderate injuries and two others suffered minor injuries after a car crashed into a ditch and overturned in rural Paso Robles Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] A white sedan crashed near Penman Springs... (Continue reading)

Did Morro Bay officials exploit pot shop permitting process?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Morro Bay city officials inappropriately manipulated results of marijuana permit applications to reward a pair of favored groups, a lawsuit filed this week in San Luis Obispo asserts. [Cal Coast Times] In late June, the city identified... (Continue reading)