September, 2019

SLO City councilwoman accused of conflict of interest

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo City officials have suspended a plan to phase out the use of natural gas appliances while they look into allegations Councilwoman Andy Pease violated conflict of interest rules. [Cal Coast Times] Two weeks ago,... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly professor convicted of peeping up colleague’s skirt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A tenured Cal Poly professor in the psychology and child development department pleaded no contest on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of using his cell phone camera to record up-skirt footage of his female colleague. Meanwhile, the... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s lieutenant arrested for DUI

By CCT STAFF CHP officers arrested a Santa Barbara County sheriff’s custody lieutenant Saturday night on suspicion of drunken driving following a head-on crash on Highway 154 that left seven people injured. Shortly after 7 p.m., Lt. Javier Antunez, 44,... (Continue reading)

Man killed in fall from SLO parking structure

An Atascadero man died after he fell from a parking structure in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday night. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10 p.m., callers reported an intoxicated man inside the Marsh Street parking garage, police said. While... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach planning to help fund low-cost rental units

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of Pismo Beach is considering providing funding to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing for a proposed 40-unit apartment complex the nonprofit plans to build. Pismo Beach currently has $3.5 million in housing in-lieu fee funds, according to... (Continue reading)

Inmate hospitalized after brawl at Lompoc prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One inmate was hospitalized following a Sunday morning brawl at the medium-security United States Penitentiary in Lompoc. [KSBY] In response to the skirmish, prison staffers entered the housing unit and contained the incident. One inmate sustained undisclosed... (Continue reading)

Salinas inmate escapes shortly before possible release date

By CCT STAFF An inmate with a scheduled parole date in December, escaped from the Salinas Valley State Prison on Saturday morning. Guards discovered Adam Beck, 35, missing during a routine count at 5 a.m. Beck, who was not in... (Continue reading)

Burglar targets The Mayor’s Place in Nipomo

A thief or thieves broke into The Mayor’s Place restaurant in Nipomo last week and snatched money from the cash register and donations to a local charity. [KSBY] A burglar forced open the back door causing about $700 in damage,... (Continue reading)

Coverup SLO’s ungainly buildings with living walls

OPINION by DAVID BRODIE and ALLAN COOPER From the point of view of its outward appearance, San Luis Obispo is quickly becoming less welcoming. Many of the new, over-tall buildings just completed or under construction are contributing to this unwelcome... (Continue reading)

DUI checkpoint on Saturday in Paso Robles

The Paso Robles Police Department announced plans to conduct a DUI checkpoint in the city at an undisclosed location on Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The department selects the location based on the number of previous accidents... (Continue reading)