September, 2019

Pickup truck crashes into Grover Beach house

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pickup truck crashed into a house in Grover Beach Wednesday morning, which caused major damage to the home, but no injuries. At about 9 a.m., the Chevrolet pickup drove off the 900 block of The Pike... (Continue reading)

Is Morro Bay marijuana shop violating state law?

Clarification: Representatives of Perfect Union said they were relying on the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s determination that advertising marijuana on billboards located on interstate highways at least 15 miles from state borders is permitted. California Business and Professions Code... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man accused of stalking women and men

An Atascadero man who allegedly stalked, harassed or threatened numerous women skipped court and fled to Nevada but was tracked down and caught by a local bounty hunter. [KSBY] Josiah James Johnstone, 34, had pleaded guilty to stalking and criminal... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Avila Beach home

A fire destroyed a manufactured home on Valley View Drive in Avila Beach and damaged a second home on Wednesday, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 1 p.m., a caller reported the blaze. Firefighters arrived to find... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school district accused of mismanagement, corruption

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District explained its recent fiscal woes, which it largely attributes to prior mismanagement, and possibly corruption, in a memo it recently released. In response to questions and concerns raised by the... (Continue reading)

Campfire started Lopez Fire

An improperly extinguished campfire sparked the blaze that has burned more than 200 acres near Lopez Lake, fire officials say. [Cal Coast Times] The Lopez Fire started Saturday afternoon and prompted evacuations in the area of Upper Lopez Canyon and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach church wins another round

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge on Monday rebuked a motion to restrain parishioners from attending services at the Bethel Baptist Church on Newport Avenue while two groups battle over ownership of the property. [Cal Coast News]... (Continue reading)

Man run over by Paso Robles city vehicle identified

Friends have identified the 27-year-old Paso Robles man who was run over by a Paso Robles city maintenance worker in a city vehicle on Sept. 19 as Joseph Zigler. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Born in North County,... (Continue reading)

PG&E cuts off power to 24,000 customers

PG&E cut off power to about 24,000 customers in Northern California on Monday as part of a new strategy to prevent wildfires. As of 8 p.m., power shutoffs were in effect in Butte, Nevada and Yuba counties. Butte County was... (Continue reading)

Armed man robs Pacific Premier Bank in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police are investigating the Monday armed robbery of the Pacific Premier Bank on 12th Street. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 1 p.m., the robber entered the bank armed with a handgun, and demanded cash from one of the... (Continue reading)