Feds release Helios Dayspring on $50,000 bail

By KAREN VELIE Marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring of San Luis Obispo surrendered to federal authorities during his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon, and was then released shortly afterwards on $50,000 bail. As part of a plea agreement, Dayspring admitted to paying... (Continue reading)

Teen strikes and injures Paso Robles school administrator

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A teen struck and injured a school administrator who was attempting to intervene in an altercation outside Paso Robles High School on Wednesday afternoon. [KSBY] At about 3:30 p.m., while students were being released from school for... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Harmon to announce career change, timing suspect

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid allegations that local marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring bribed San Luis Obispo County politicians, SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon will announce on Thursday that she is making a career change. Harmon plans to take a position as a... (Continue reading)

Train strikes and kills man on tracks in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An Amtrak train struck and killed a man in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night. At about 9 p.m., a caller reported the deadly collision occured at Tank Farm Road near Righetti Ranch Road. It is unclear what... (Continue reading)

Four die in two fiery crashes on Highway 101

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A total of four people died in two separate, closely-timed crashes on Highway 101 west of Goleta early Wednesday morning, leading to the closure of the highway in both directions. The two fatal crashes occurred fewer than... (Continue reading)

Podcast creator fights subpoena for testimony, records

By KAREN VELIE Paul Flores’ defense attorney has subpoenaed a freelance journalist whose podcasts have covered the Kristin Smart case since September of 2019. Robert Sanger also tried to keep Chris Lambert, who produces the popular podcast “Your Own Backyard,”... (Continue reading)

SLO County COVID-19 hospitalizations rise, five more deaths

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County is at its highest level in seven months, as the Delta variant continues to strain the health care system. There are now 55 SLO County residents in the... (Continue reading)

Resnicks among large donors in Newsom’s anti-recall fight

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who have been eyeing influence over management of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, have contributed a total of $250,000 to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s anti-recall campaign. [LA Times] The Resnicks,... (Continue reading)

Goleta man allegedly attacks roommate with a sword

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Goleta man allegedly hit his roommate in the head with an unsharpened sword on Monday, then barricaded himself inside a home before being arrested. A caller reported an attempted murder at about 12:30 p.m. in the... (Continue reading)

Dump Governor Newsom, here’s my three choices

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN By now, all Californians are aware that voters have the opportunity to bounce Gov. Gavin Newsom from office or save him, depending on your inclination. Election day is Sept. 14, but many of you need not... (Continue reading)