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Woman dies while swimming in the ocean near Santa Barbara

A woman who died while swimming in the ocean off a Santa Barbara beach Sunday morning was pulled to shore by witnesses. [KCOY] Shortly before 10 a.m., a woman in her 40s was swimming at East Beach in the 1300... (Continue reading)

Oceano man arrested for burglarizing multiple antique stores

An Oceano man who is on probation allegedly broke into antique shops across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and stole numerous items. [Cal Coast Times] Following a burglary at the Vintage Antique Mall in Santa Maria on March... (Continue reading)

SLO County Republican Party responds to Mueller’s report

Opinion by SLO County Republican Party Following the vindication of President Trump and his administration via Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report regarding the Russia conspiracy hoax, now is the time to reach out to Democrat... (Continue reading)

California Valley woman killed in single vehicle crash

A 23-year-old California Valley woman was killed Saturday night in a single vehicle crash near Soda Lake, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8 p.m., Robbie Lee Roe was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus northbound on El... (Continue reading)

Atascadero approves fines for tossing garbage in recycle bins

The City of Atascadero has enacted a $50 fine for residents who are caught throwing contaminants in their blue recycle bins. [Cal Coast Times] Beginning on May 1, trash collectors from Atascadero Waste Alternatives will track trash that clearly does... (Continue reading)

California man sentenced to 20 years in prison for deadly hoax

A California man received a sentence Friday of 20 years in federal prison for a hoax phone call he made that resulted in police officers shooting and killing an innocent man. [Cal Coast Times] The sentence is believed to be... (Continue reading)

Suspect wanted by Paso Robles police twice evades capture

Update: A Paso Robles police officer discovered Colleen Rambo walking on the street and arrested her on charges of resisting arrest, hit and run, assault with a deadly weapon, probation violation, and failure to appear. She remains in the San... (Continue reading)

All SLO pot shop permits awarded to political donors

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has selected the three dispensaries that will receive permits to operate marijuana shops in SLO, all three of which are major donors to the mayor and a pair of councilwomen. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach pot shop tied to illegal marijuana grow

By KAREN VELIE Law enforcement agencies simultaneously raided a marijuana retail store in Grover Beach and a large marijuana grow in Los Alamos Thursday morning because of alleged fraudulent licensing and the black market diversion of cannabis, according to the... (Continue reading)

Lompoc woman arrested for murdering tenant

Lompoc police officers arrested a 35-year-old woman for allegedly murdering a 56-year-old man on Sunday. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 a.m.,Darlene Ybarra allegedly stabbed Eric William Larsson at a residence on the 400 block of South J Street. Larrson... (Continue reading)