September, 2019

Paso Robles city maintenance employee drives over pedestrian

A Paso Robles city maintenance worker ran over a pedestrian with a city vehicle on Thursday. The man in his 20s or 30s was pronounced dead at the scene. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:30 a.m., the employee was driving... (Continue reading)

Tour bus plunges off cliff near Shandon, one dead and seven injured

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed and seven others suffered injuries after the tour bus transporting country singer Josh Turner’s road crew plunged off an approximately 50-foot cliff near Shandon late Wednesday night. Earlier in the night, Turner performed... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles church staffer convicted of theft

A former office manager for the Life Community Church in Paso Robles pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges she embezzled more than $200,000 from the church. [Cal Coast Times] Originally charged with three counts of embezzlement, 51-year-old Claire Easton plead... (Continue reading)

Injured Conception crew member files for damages

A crew member who was injured during the Conception boat disaster that killed 34 people has filed for damages against the owner of the vessel and the dive company that sponsored the trip. [Pacific Coast Business Times] In the filing,... (Continue reading)

SLO building inspector in jail, no longer employed

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo city inspector who violently assaulted a woman in 2016 was allegedly terminated on Wednesday, according to a city staffer. [Cal Coast Times] Several months ago, a lengthy investigation into Christopher Olcott’s work and... (Continue reading)

MindBody opening offices in India

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo-headquartered software company Mindbody is expanding its operations to India after recently acquiring an India-based consulting firm. Last month, Mindbody announced the acquisition of Simplicity First, a software consulting firm based in Pune, Maharashtra, India.... (Continue reading)

SLO woman dies following crash near Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo woman and mother of an infant died in the hospital following a car crash on Highway 101 last week in Santa Barbara County. Allyson Buist, 35, suffered critical injuries in a collision between... (Continue reading)

Trump to revoke California’s ability to set emission standards

The Trump administration is expected to announce plans to revoke California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards. [Reuters] Simultaneously, the administration aims to establish a single set of national fuel-economy standards. The move is... (Continue reading)

Chamber chair challenges Hill in SLO County District 3 race

By CCT STAFF South County Chamber of Commerce Chair Stacy Korsgaden announced Monday her candidacy for the San Luis Obispo County supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Korsgaden, who currently operates a local insurance agency, has called SLO County... (Continue reading)

Nurses in SLO and Templeton planning one-day strike

By CCT STAFF Registered nurses at Tenent hospitals in San Luis Obispo and Templeton are planning to participate in a one day strike on Friday, according to the California Nurses Association. Registered nurses at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and... (Continue reading)