October, 2019

Nipomo man facing life in prison for sexually molesting children

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Nipomo man is facing the possibility of life in prison after a San Luis Obispo jury convicted him of sexually molesting three children. [Cal Coast Times] The jury convicted William Martinez Perez, 59, of six felony... (Continue reading)

In Cayucos, Patrick knows

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN Every small town, and especially an... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach residents prevail, city to remove protected bike lanes

By KAREN VELIE The Grover Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to remove a partially constructed protected bike lane on Newport Avenue, shorty after residents advertised the idea of a recall. [Cal Coast Times] In mid-September, construction workers began construction... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit against SLO County public defender’s office dropped

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The attorney who filed a malpractice lawsuit against the law firm that provides public defender services to San Luis Obispo County is dropping the case, citing her client’s health as the reason for doing so. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

PG&E planning more power outages in northern and central California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In another preemptive move to reduce wildfire risk, PG&E shut off power across parts of Northern California on Wednesday, and the utility is considering creating more outages in the coming days, which could possibly affect San Luis... (Continue reading)

Burglary suspect leads officers on high-speed chase in SLO County

By CCT STAFF A burglary suspect led officers on a high-speed chase from San Luis Obispo to Atascadero on Thursday before she crashed into a tree, according to the CHP. Early Thursday morning, San Luis Obispo police officers followed the... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit exposes Atascadero teacher’s lecherous behavior

By CCT STAFF A lawsuit filed earlier this week against the Atascadero Unified School District for not protecting its students details how a former teacher used his wards to make child pornography. Chris Berdoll, 48, was a sixth grade teacher... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay residents win referendum petition against city hall

By CCT STAFF The citizens of Morro Bay have won the right to vote on a referendum challenging a city ordinance that allows annexation of a property where the city plans to build a $126 million sewer plant. The proponents... (Continue reading)

SLO puts its pigeons on birth control, stop the flies

By JOSH FRIEDMAN To combat the large amount bird feces and flies in and around a downtown creek, the city of San Luis Obispo has decided to lure pigeons into going on birth control. [KSBY] Hundreds of pigeons have created... (Continue reading)

Fentanyl overdose deaths spike in San Luis Obispo County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department officials are warning of an “alarming” increase in deaths from fentanyl overdoses over the past five months. Between May and October, 10 people died in SLO County as a result... (Continue reading)