Pismo Beach significantly expands smoking ban

The city of Pismo Beach has extended its existing ban on smoking in certain public areas to many new places, a regulation that will take effect this week and will subject violators to hefty fines. [Cal Coast Times] Pismo Beach... (Continue reading)

Assailant stabs victim in the back at a Paso Robles courtyard

A man stabbed a victim in the back at a Paso Robles apartment complex Sunday night and then fled, but later turned himself in to police, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 p.m., the victim was drinking... (Continue reading)

Compromised power lines lead to electrical outage in Grover Beach

A semi truck knocked down multiple low hanging power lines while driving through a Grover Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 2 p.m., the truck snagged several low hanging power lines and destroyed a... (Continue reading)

SLO City employee guilty of random assault, video

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo city employee pleaded guilty last month to assaulting two people at Mr.Rick’s in Avilia Beach and was sentenced to 60 days in the SLO County Jail. [Cal Coast Times] On May 28, 2016,... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies in the Santa Barbara County Jail

A 62-year-old man died in the Santa Barbara County Jail Friday evening, a couple days after being taken into custody for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the sheriff’s department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Underwear clad burglar found in ceiling of Santa Barbara business

A police K-9 located a burglar hiding inside the ventilation rafters of a Santa Barbara business early Sunday morning, and authorities then used a fire truck to get the suspect, who was wearing nothing but his underwear, off the roof... (Continue reading)

Family members fight off armed gunmen in Santa Maria

A family fought back against three armed suspects who broke into their Santa Maria home on Saturday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Early Saturday morning, three armed teens broke into a home in the area of Western Avenue and Frank Lane.... (Continue reading)

Former officer found not guilty in Grover Beach fatal dog attack

A jury found former Grover Beach police officer Alex Geiger not guilty on Friday of two felony counts alleging he did not maintain control of his retired police dog before it attacked and killed a neighbor, and one felony count... (Continue reading)

Nipomo cannabis grower’s license revoked over illegal activity

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to revoke licensing and shut down the CFAM Management marijuana cultivation at the former Clearwater Nursery in Nipomo because of illegal activities. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Officers arrest seven people at alleged Atascadero drug house

Police arrested seven people on Tuesday during a raid of an Atascadero drug house, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7 a.m., Atascadero police officers and sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at a house... (Continue reading)