Santa Barbara doctor accused of trading sex for drugs

A Santa Barbara physician was arrested Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges and allegations the doctor traded pain killers for sex. Julio Gabriel Diaz, 63, allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” who were drug addicts... (Continue reading)

Karmic Pizza at the Cliff’s Resort, event photos

Every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., the extraordinary chef at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach provides patrons a fabulous happy hour feast of complimentary pizza, gourmet pastas and discounted drinks while raising money for a local charity.... (Continue reading)

Opportunity to save Los Osos so much money

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s funny that Monday’s story about the California Public Records Act graced the pages of the Tribune just as I was writing my response to a December 1 Tribune  article, “Los Osos sewer project may get... (Continue reading)

Firefighter dies on hike

A California Men’s Colony inmate firefighter on a routine training hike collapsed and died Tuesday at Camp San Luis National Guard Base, according to a Cal Fire press release. The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of... (Continue reading)

More attacks at ASH

No arrests have been made yet in the aftermath of two attacks this week by patients on Atascadero State Hospital employees. [Tribune] A psychiatric technician was assaulted Friday, said hospital officials, and another incident the following day involved a patient... (Continue reading)

Handgun open carry law unconstitutional?

A California resident filed a lawsuit arguing that a law prohibiting the open carrying of an unloaded handgun is unconstitutional. [CaliforniaWatch] Charles Nichols filed the lawsuit in federal court against the state seeking to overturn restrictions on where he can... (Continue reading)

Cold case murder suspect arrested in Paso Robles

A man suspected of a nearly 30-year-old murder in south Monterey County was arrested in Paso Robles in 2011 on a domestic charge. [Californian] Ubaldo Solis Sanchez, 51, served time in San Luis Obispo County Jail before he was transferred... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly is good value: Kiplinger

Cal Poly is one of a dozen California universities to make Kiplinger’s list of the 100 top values in public colleges during 2011-12. [SFChronicle] Kiplinger, the Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business and personal finance advice, ranks each year the public... (Continue reading)

Walmart return line bandit struck again?

The robbery of a Paso Robles Walmart on Saturday is oddly similar to a heist that occurred at a Gilroy Walmart a week earlier. In both cases, a white man wearing a ball cap walked up to the cashier at the... (Continue reading)

South SLO County shooter hits three homes

A ground and air search for a shooter responsible for peppering homes on three streets with bullets Sunday afternoon ended after San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies discovered a man target shooting with a rifle on the north side of the... (Continue reading)