August, 2019

Missing 94-year-old man found dead in Lompoc riverbed

The body of a 94-year-old Lompoc man who was reported missing last week was found in a riverbed on Wednesday. [KSBY] Donald Bishop had last been seen on Aug. 15 when he left his home to take a walk. The... (Continue reading)

Sherry Gong pleads guilty embezzlement of Atascadero student club

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In a surprise move, Sherry Gong, the wife of San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to embezzling more than $32,000 from the booster club of the Atascadero High School band. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man suffers major injuries in bicycle crash

An 85-year-old cyclist is in critical condition after crashing Monday afternoon on State Route 41 just east of the Atascadero city limits. [Cal Coast Times] Wade Akle was riding his electric bicycle at approximately 15 mph when he suffered an... (Continue reading)

California wildfire damage down by 95 percent this year

Land mass burned in California thus far in 2019 has decreased by 95 percent from last year and 90 percent compared to the average over the past five years, according to Department of Forestry and Fire Protection statistics. [KTLA] As... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist suffers major injuries in crash near Cayucos

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries after crashing near Cayucos on Tuesday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before noon, the motorcyclist was driving on Highway 1 when he crashed into a truck that has slowed down as it entered a construction... (Continue reading)

Orcutt school pays $75,000 after teacher allegedly punches student

By CCT STAFF The Orcutt Union School District paid a $75,000 settlement to a student last month whom a high school teacher allegedly bullied and punched. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 21, 2017, Orcutt Academy High School teacher Ty Fredriks... (Continue reading)

Truck sparks fire along Highway 101 near Santa Margarita

For the second time in a span of three days, a truck sparked a fire on Highway 101 south of Atascadero, and the blaze spread into nearby brush. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday, a pickup truck crashed on Highway 101,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man hit and killed while crossing the street

A driver turned left into a 53-year-old man crossing the street in Nipomo Friday evening, and the pedestrian later died at the hospital, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:15 p.m., Eric Sanchez, 29, of Nipomo was... (Continue reading)

Morro Rock rescue halted, crews cannot find climber

Rescue crews ascended Morro Rock Sunday evening in search of a climber and, despite have aerial assistance, failed to find the individual. Meanwhile, in an apparently unrelated case, emergency personnel tended to an unresponsive person below, who received CPR before... (Continue reading)

Injured hiker rescued on Bishop Peak in SLO

San Luis Obispo fire personnel rescued an injured hiker on a Bishop Peak trail on Saturday. [Cal Coast Times] The hiker suffered a medical injury in the Bishop Peak open space area, though officials did not disclose the hiker’s injuries.... (Continue reading)