San Luis Obispo man sentenced to 6 months for manslaughter

The owner of the Manse on Marsh, who was convicted of manslaughter and elderly dependent abuse over the 2014 death of a dementia patient, received a six-month jail sentence on Friday. [Cal Coast Times] Christopher Skiff, 54, faced up to... (Continue reading)

DUI driver leads officers on chase, standoff in Arroyo Grande

A person suspected of driving under the influence led officers on a chase from Santa Maria to Arroyo Grande on Friday and then engaged in a standoff that led to the closure of a section of Highway 101. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Grover beach man arrested for carjacking

A Grover Beach man carjacked a victim Thursday morning, then led the CHP on a chase on Highway 101 before being arrested in Orcutt, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] Nicholas Carlos Giovanni, 30, entered a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman killed in crash

A 61-year-old Paso Robles woman died Thursday after her car rolled down a 300 foot embankment off Cemetery Road, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 5:35 p.m., Debra Jones was driving her Mercedes down her driveway when... (Continue reading)

Oceano activist murdered in his home

Oceano activist Larry Bross died after a brutal attack in his home earlier this week. He was 90-years-old. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday morning, one of Bross’ neighbors found his body in his home on the 1400 block of Strand... (Continue reading)

Dan Dow’s prosecution team withheld DNA evidence in sexual assault case

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow’s prosecution team violated the law when it withheld a state crime lab report that found DNA from a person other than the defendant on the breast... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school board halts aquatic center project

Amid budget woes, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is putting on hold an aquatic center project pushed by the district’s recently departed superintendent that is now costing significantly more than previous projections. [Tribune] Last month, Superintendent Chris Williams... (Continue reading)

Man pleads guilty to killing Oceano toddler

An Orcutt man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter over the killing of a 19-month-old girl for whom he was supposed to be providing care while the toddler’s mother, an Oceano woman, was at work. [Cal Coast Times] On... (Continue reading)

Did SLO County contractor pocket collected sales tax?

By Cal Coast Times Staff A former contractor with intimate connections to San Luis Obispo’s County’s scandal-ridden waste disposal agency habitually collected sales tax on items he sold to the agency, then appears to have failed to remit those taxes... (Continue reading)

SLO County planners approve Cambria housing complex

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission unanimously approved an apartment complex project in Cambria that is expected to provide highly-sought affordable housing in the North Coast community. [Tribune] Project plans call for the Cambria Pines Apartments to consist of... (Continue reading)