April, 2020

Wanted man leads officer on chase in Paso Robles

A wanted Salinas man led CHP officers on both a high-speed chase and a foot pursuit in Paso Robles on Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., a CHP officer observed a silver 2003 Cadillac heading eastbound at a high rate... (Continue reading)

SLO resident threatens police with a knife and Molotov cocktails

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man who allegedly threatened officers with a knife and a Molotov cocktail before fleeing out the back door of his residence on Saturday evening. Shortly after 8 p.m., residents of an apartment... (Continue reading)

First California prison inmate dies from coronavirus

California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Sunday the first coronavirus death of a state prison inmate. The inmate was being housed at the Chino California Institute for Men (CIM) in San Bernardino County, the facility with the worst... (Continue reading)

FBI raid should be headline news

OPINION by JAMES DUENOW With all the uproar in the national news over the virus some important local developments have taken a back seat. For example it should be headline stuff when the FBI gets multiple warrants from a judge... (Continue reading)

An epidemic of spring cleaning sweeps through Cayucos

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 I live in a small cottage... (Continue reading)

District Attorney orders San Simeon to correct Brown Act violation

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office recently ordered the San Simeon Community Services District to correct a Brown Act violation, or face litigation. On March 20, the district board held a special meeting without allowing... (Continue reading)

When will SLO County relax shelter-at-home rules?

San Luis Obispo County officials extended the shelter-at-home order to May 16, while explaining that the rules could be relaxed earlier if the state permits. Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom has provided a list of benchmarks, but no timeline for a... (Continue reading)

Los Osos icon John Lindemans dead at 84

John Lindemans, a survivor of the Nazi occupation who is best known for his construction work in Los Osos, has died. He was 84 years old. On April 7, heaven welcomed him home. He had been suffering from health issues.... (Continue reading)

Inmate at Santa Barbara County Jail tests positive for coronavirus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County Jail inmate has contracted coronavirus, the first case among prisoners at the facility. Previously, one Santa Barbara County custody deputy tested positive for the virus. Santa Maria police officers arrested the 40-year-old man... (Continue reading)

Lompoc prison inmate dies from coronavirus

A 66-year-old Lompoc prison inmate who tested positive for coronavirus died on Friday, as the worst outbreak among federal penitentiaries has apparently worsened. [KSBY] On April 5, Oliver M. Boling went into respiratory failure at the United States Penitentiary in... (Continue reading)