Daily Briefs

Paso Robles bookkeeper sentenced to prison for embezzlement

A Paso Robles woman was sentenced Monday to five-years in prison for embezzling nearly $500,000 from an elderly North County couple. [Cal Coast Times] Diana Russell, 43, worked as a bookkeeper for Sandra and Ole Viborg’s business. From July 2015... (Continue reading)

Heavy rains cause numerous road closures across SLO County

The storm that is pounding the Central Coast is causing numerous road closures in San Luis Obispo County on Monday, mostly because of flooding. [Cal Coast Times] In South County, San Luis Bay Drive is closed from the bridge east... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor John Peschong seeking re-election in 2020

First District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor John Peschong has announced he will run for a second term in office. [Cal Coast Times] Peschong’s seat is up for election in 2020, as are the seats belonging to supervisors Debbie Arnold... (Continue reading)

Marijuana grower fibs on application, deputies destroy over 22,000 plants

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies destroyed approximately 22,420 cannabis plants and seized 1,420 pounds of dried marijuana from a Power Farms grow near Carpinteria on Jan. 31 because the grower had provided false information on their county permit application. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Exodus continues at Paso Robles school district

Just weeks following the resignation of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District superintendent, the principal of Paso Robles has announced he is resigning. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday, Principal Eric Martinez announced he will resign from his position when... (Continue reading)

Officers arrest Atascadero man fleeing with son

An Atascadero man disappeared with his son overnight, and authorities then tracked him to an area in Eastern California, where he was arrested. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday Atascadero police announced they were searching for Cody Parrott, 31, and his... (Continue reading)

Deputies seeking possible witness in violent Ocean murder

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Office is asking the public to help find a possible witness in the violent murder of Oceano activist Larry Bross, 90. On Jan. 24, one of Bross’ neighbors found his body in his home... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man leads police on high-speed chase

After allegedly hitting another vehicle and driving off Thursday, an Atascadero man fled officers by car and then by foot, but was eventually caught inside an apartment. [Cal Coast Times] In the early evening, a hit-and-run occurred in the 12100... (Continue reading)

Revamped SLO project now calls for 702 residences

A proposed mixed-used development in San Luis Obispo that was brought forward last year as a 606-home project has been revamped and is now a proposal that consists of constructing 702 homes in a high-density manner. [Tribune] Last year, Atoll... (Continue reading)

Nine applicants for three SLO marijuana store permits

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has received 12 applications for marijuana businesses, nine of which are for brick and mortar dispensaries. Two of the applications are for delivery services and one is for a micro-enterprise. [Cal... (Continue reading)