October, 2019

Court to decide the winner of a proposed PG&E takeover

Victims of the deadly wildfires started by Pacific Gas and Electric and a group of Wall Street hedge funds are working together to seize control of the utility company. Lawyers for the victims asked a bankruptcy judge on Monday to... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police hunting for alleged Taco shop killer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Maria Police Department is searching for a man they believe shot and killed a 33-year-old man outside a taco shop on Sunday. At about 3:30 p.m., 29-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez allegedly shot Jose Medina Gonzalez... (Continue reading)

San Miguel man charged with child molestation

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 54-year-old San Miguel man on charges he sexually penetrated a child with a foreign object. On the evening of Oct. 5, a caller reported David Avis Vance had sexually... (Continue reading)

Oceano to hire a new administrator

BY CCT STAFF Oceano Community Services District board members have selected a new administrator, to replace General Manager Paavo Ogren who plans to retire in December. Will Clemens, currently the central service director for San Luis Obispo County, is in... (Continue reading)

Drunk man caught driving wrong-way on Highway 46

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An intoxicated man managed to avoid crashing into other vehicles while driving the wrong-way on Highway 46 near Paso Robles early Sunday morning, but he did not managed to avoid arrest. At about 2 a.m., Lorenzo Gonzalez... (Continue reading)

Man murdered in front of Santa Maria taco shop

A 33-year-old man died after being shot in front of a Santa Maria taco restaurant on Sunday. [KSBY] At approximately 3:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported a shooting in front of 805 Tacos at 1018 W. Main Street. Responders transported... (Continue reading)

SLO doctor accused of gross negligence

By KAREN VELIE State prosecutors filed an accusation against a San Luis Obispo internist for having unlicensed employees perform medical procedures, ordering narcotics in her own name to give patients, and for neglecting patients. [Cal Coast Times] For several years,... (Continue reading)

Peschong plagues his constituents with next-door cannabis

Opinion by SLO Cannabis Watch Group Following our last opinion, we expected San Luis Obispo County Supervisor John Peschong to disavow himself of his assertion that he ‘owned’ SLO County’s Title22/23 cannabis ordinance. Instead, Mr. Peschong further entrenched himself and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man killed, pedestrian injured in weekend crashes

By CCT STAFF A pedestrian suffered major injuries and an Atascadero man was killed in a pair of accidents that occurred over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, a driver crashed into a pedestrian who... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity on probation for underage drinking

By CCT STAFF A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo fraternity was sanctioned on Friday for having gatherings where alcohol was provided to minors. [Cal Coast Times] Last summer, campus administrators launched an investigation into allegations Delta Upsilon had violated campus... (Continue reading)