Santa Barbara County supervisors accused of catering to cannabis interests

Santa Barbara County has become the unlikely capital of California’s legal pot market, and two of the county’s supervisors are facing allegations that they have been catering to people in the marijuana industry who have donated to their campaigns and... (Continue reading)

SLO County promoting marijuana over hemp

By KAREN VELIE While growing and selling marijuana is legal in San Luis Obispo County, officials are planning to place a temporary moratorium on the growing of industrial hemp in part to protect the county’s budding marijuana industry. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Two people stabbed on Sunday in Santa Maria

Violent altercations on Sunday in Santa Maria left two men suffering stab wounds, one taking place in the morning and the other at night. [KSBY] At about 8:30 a.m., a man was stabbed in the chest on Newlove Drive. The... (Continue reading)

A wasted, empty gym in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN The middle school built this state-of-the-art... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig in Santa Maria

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a semi-tractor trailer truck Saturday afternoon in Santa Maria. Shortly after 1 p.m., callers reported a crash on North Broadway near Preisker Lane and Highway 101. Emergency personnel then pronounced the motorcyclist... (Continue reading)

Couple suspected of committing suicide in Goleta parking lot

Investigators suspect two elderly people found dead in a vehicle parked in Goleta Thursday afternoon took their own lives, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department. About 1 p.m., emergency personnel found the couple in a vehicle parked on a... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s office employee identified as victim of crash with Cal Poly student

The 43-year-old Los Osos man who died in a crash early Wednesday morning that also killed a Cal Poly student was Anthony Au, a cook for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:30 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero ATM thieves also suspected of stealing school vans

Atascadero police have caught the men who allegedly tried to steal an ATM from a bank last month. Investigators also suspect the men recently snatched two vans from the Atascadero Unified School District. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:30 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Templeton fire destroys home, injures one person

A fire destroyed a house in Templeton Thursday evening and injured one person. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 p.m., the fire was reported burning in the 2500 block of Vineyard Drive. Firefighters arrived and found an approximately 2,000 square... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student dies in crash days before her graduation

Cal Poly has apparently identified the 22-year-old Washington woman who died in a wrong-way driver crash on Highway 101 early Wednesday morning as Nicole Scalone, a fourth-year student who was set to graduate this weekend. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)