August, 2019

Los Osos general manager’s raise rejected by board

Just one month after the Los Osos Community Services District announced it is severing ties with General Manager Renee Osborne, on Aug. 1 Osborne submitted an invoice for work done in July at five percent over her contracted wages. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Alex Bar-B-Q owners suing contractor for destroying iconic building

The owners of the former Alex Bar-B-Q property in Pismo Beach filed a lawsuit on Aug. 2 against the construction company that tore down the historic building, which squelched their plans to remodel the iconic bar and restaurant. During what... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police arrest stabbing suspect

Arroyo Grande police arrested a man Saturday for allegedly stabbing a man Friday evening near the pike. [Cal Coast Times] Matthew Leroy Ehens ais accused of stabbing a 36-year-old man in the 600 block of Lancaster Drive. Before officers arrived,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police searching an assailant with a knife

Arroyo Grande police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday evening and then fled the scene. [KSBY] At about 6:30 p.m., the suspect stabbed a 36-year-old man in the 600 block of Lancaster Drive near The Pike.... (Continue reading)

Thief leads officers on chase from Pismo Beach to the forest

An alleged truck thief led officers on a chase Friday that started in Pismo Beach and ended in a crash in the Los Padres National Forest. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday afternoon, a Pismo Beach police officer spotted the stolen... (Continue reading)

Two Arroyo Grande Men died of carbon monoxide poisoning

The two Arroyo Grande men who were found dead on a boat offshore of southern Santa Barbara County in June died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the coroner said on Friday. On June 29, Christopher Avila, 49, and Gary Bishop, 53,... (Continue reading)

Juvenile shot in the stomach in Santa Maria

A shooting in Santa Maria on Thursday left a juvenile male with a gunshot wound to his stomach, according to the city’s fire department. [Cal Coast Times] In early afternoon, a person with a gun fired at the victim in... (Continue reading)

SLO County sees 32 percent spike in homelessness

San Luis Obispo County’s homeless population spiked by 32 percent between 2017 and 2019, according to a newly released county report. [Cal Coast Times] This January, officials counted 1,483 homeless individuals in SLO County. In 2017, the county’s homeless population... (Continue reading)

Chinese company indicted in $1.8 billion tariff fraud scheme

A federal grand jury indicted a Chinese company on Tuesday for allegedly conducting a complex financial fraud scheme to avoid paying tariff’s on huge amounts of aluminum it exported from China to ports in California. [Cal Coast Times] The company... (Continue reading)

Missing Santa Barbara hiker found alive

After a two-day search, a missing hiker and Santa Barbara County employee was found alive on Tuesday in a remote area near the planned endpoint of his hike. [Cal Coast Times] Wesley Welch, 46, is a business manager and fiscal... (Continue reading)