September, 2019

33 feared dead in boat fire off Santa Barbara County coast

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities fear 33 people died after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands Monday morning and sank as firefighters were trying to extinguish the blaze. At about 3:15 a.m., Conception, a 75-foot commercial diving vessel made... (Continue reading)

Cambria firefighter rescues trapped seal, video

A Cambria firefighter rescued a seal trapped in a fishing line Sunday afternoon, while onlookers cheered. [KSBY] Shortly before 1 p.m., a caller asked the Cambria Fire Department to help rescue a seal tangled in fishing line near San Simeon... (Continue reading)

Conviction of man who killed a Cal Poly grad reversed

The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday overturned a gun conviction against a Mexican national who shot and killed a Cal Poly grad in 2015, because the judge failed to instruct the jury on one of his defenses. [Cal... (Continue reading)

More regulatory gas from SLO City Council

OPINION by MIKE BROWN The City of San Luis Obispo staff and City Council are about to launch yet another regulatory overreach. This time an ordinance is proposed requiring that all new homes be built to accommodate all electric heating... (Continue reading)

Oops, cement trucks pours load on Santa Barbara street

A cement truck driver, who accidentally hit the spill button instead of mix button, poured cement on a Santa Barbara City street. [Cal Coast Times] The spill spanned three blocks of De La Guerra Street, near East Cota and Anacapa... (Continue reading)