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Cal Poly fraternity member’s blackface makeup sparks controversy

A Cal Poly fraternity is under university investigation and faced with community outrage after one of its members appeared in blackface at a brotherhood event over the weekend. A photo of the individual was later circulated online. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Parents file suit against school district for covering up child molestation

The family of a then 9-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually abused by a bus driver filed a lawsuit Friday against the Lucia Mar Unified School District, San Luis Obispo County and the victim’s former bus driver. After victim’s parents... (Continue reading)

More injuries, fewer arrests at Deltopia in Isla Vista

This year’s spring break party in Isla Vista, known as Deltopia, included 25 arrests, 25 medical transports, an injured officer and a woman falling from a balcony. In 2017, officers arrested 42 attendees but only 14 people required transportation to... (Continue reading)

Chinese crime groups illegally growing marijuana in California

A Chinese-funded transnational organized crime group has been purchasing homes in the Sacramento region and converting the houses into marijuana grows, United State prosecutors allege. [Cal Coast Times] On Tuesday and Wednesday, federal agents and local law enforcement searched about... (Continue reading)

molestation charges against Nipomo wrestling coach

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has recommended that SLO County prosecutors file sexual molestation charges against the former girls wrestling coach at Nipomo High School. [Cal Coast Times] Justin Magdaleno, a Nipomo High School teacher and wrestling coach,... (Continue reading)

Milo Yiannopoulos back to Cal Poly for conservative fake news panel

In the aftermath of an aborted fake news panel discussion, the Cal Poly College Republican will host a new fake news panel later this month that will feature the return of controversial political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to Cal Poly. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO women to get 8 year sentence for attempted murder

A 40-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who slashed the throat of an ex-boyfriend will spend about 8 years in prison after accepting a plea agreement. [Cal Coast Times] Erika Christine Deherrera is charged with first degree attempted murder, which could... (Continue reading)

Crime in SLO declines after two years of increases

After overall crime in San Luis Obispo rose 21 percent from 2014 to 2015 and 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, crime decreased by 13 percent in 2017, according to figures released by the police department. [Cal Coast Times] Last... (Continue reading)

Huge home development proposed in Paso Robles

The city of Paso Robles is taking public input on a proposed 915-home development along the city’s southeastern edge. [Cal Coast Times] Known as the Beechwood development, the project is located on an approximately 236-acre property between Meadowlark Road, Beechwood... (Continue reading)

Truck fire and four vehicle crash shut down Highway 101

An oil tanker truck caught on fire early Tuesday morning on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. During lane closures caused from the fire, there was a four-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 101. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 1 a.m., the... (Continue reading)



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