September, 2019

Investigators interviewing survivors from dive boat disaster

Investigators have begun interviewing the five crew members who survived the deadly dive boat fire off the coast of Santa Barbara early Monday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The owner of the Conception and its crew members underwent hours of detailed... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune commenter charged for claims of pedophilia

By KAREN VELIE Kevin Rice, an activist, was surprised when people questioned him about a post in the SLO Tribune comment section in which it appears Rice boasts about having had sex with minors. Rice soon discovered he was the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council votes to phase out natural gas

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night in favor of an ordinance and energy policy that would ban the fitting of new residential and commercial buildings with natural gas-powered appliances. On Jan, 1, 2020,... (Continue reading)

Two felons lead Arroyo Grande police on chase

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two wanted felons fled San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies by car and then by foot in rural Arroyo Grande Monday evening but were eventually caught, due in part to the work of a K-9. At about... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon misinterprets LA Times article

By KAREN VELIE Touting the benefits of electric-only homes, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon released a video Tuesday morning that features a Los Angeles Times article on pollution associated with gas appliances. However, Harmon failed to explain that the... (Continue reading)

Death toll rises to three in rural Paso Robles crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Another victim succumbed to their injuries following a head-on crash on Monday afternoon in rural Paso Robles, bringing the death toll to three. [Cal Coast Times] The CHP has identified three Paso Robles residents as fatal victims... (Continue reading)

Crew member’s girlfriend among 34 presumed dead in boat fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A crew member’s girlfriend, a teenager who had just celebrated her 17th birthday and the girl’s parents are reportedly among the 34 people presumed dead after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands early Monday morning.... (Continue reading)

Death toll from Central Coast boat fire rises to eight

By KAREN VELIE Searchers have found the bodies of eight people who died after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands Monday morning. One crew member and 25 divers remain missing, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown during... (Continue reading)

Two people killed in head-on crash in rural Paso Robles

Two people were killed and two others injured when a black Dodge Charger crashed head-on into a gold pickup truck on Nacimiento Lake Drive on Monday afternoon, according to the CHP. Shortly after 2 p.m., officers responded to reports of... (Continue reading)

Thieves pilfer jewelry worth thousands from Paso Robles Kohl’s

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police are searching for a crew of serial thieves who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry last month from the Kohl’s department store in the North County city. Shortly before Kohl’s, located at... (Continue reading)