Nipomo man nabbed 98-year-old man’s classic truck

A Nipomo man recently stole a 1928 Ford Model A truck from a 98-year-old man who had owned the vehicle for more than 40 years, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] On Feb. 6, the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly suspends another fraternity for hazing

For the second time in the span of a month, Cal Poly officials have suspended a fraternity for breaking university rules relating to hazing and alcohol use. [Cal Coast Times] The university has placed the Kappa Sigma fraternity on full... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom scales back high-speed rail project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in his first State of the State address on Tuesday a shift in focus of the state’s controversial and costly high-speed rail project from linking San Francisco to Los Angeles to constructing... (Continue reading)

Downed trees, power outages as storm hits the Central Coast

Heavy rain and wind are knocking over trees and power lines on the Central Coast Wednesday, causing outages and closures, as well as displacing some residents. In Atascadero, a large pine tree fell on multiple homes. The destruction caused by... (Continue reading)

Thieves steal more than 50 bicycles from Paso Robles shop

Thieves stole more than 50 bicycles with a combined dollar value in the six figures from a Paso Robles bike shop earlier this month. [KSBY] The theft occurred during Super Bowl weekend at Cambria Bicycle Outfitters’s warehouse located at 1645... (Continue reading)

Marijuana grower facing charges of perjury and illegal cultivation

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies destroyed approximately 1,300 cannabis plants and 500 pounds of dried marijuana on Monday morning after discovering the grower had fraudulently obtained a temporary cannabis cultivation permit. [Cal Coast Times] Responding to a tip, shortly before... (Continue reading)

Police identify Atascadero man killed in North County crash

Police have identified the Atascadero man killed in a crash on Highway 46 in Paso Robles on Friday as Barry Stephenson, 68. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., Stephenson was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle headed westbound on Highway 46... (Continue reading)

FBI investigating inmate death at Lompoc federal prison

The FBI is investigating the death of an inmate at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, prison staff found an inmate unresponsive in his cell at the medium-security facility... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school district giving 30 teachers early retirement

Faced with a $2.1 million shortfall for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Paso Robles Unified School District is planning on granting 30 teachers and nine other staff members early retirement. [Cal Coast Times] The district has compiled a list of... (Continue reading)

Three San Luis Obispo County high schools make lowest performing list

By KAREN VELIE Three San Luis Obispo County high schools made the California Department of Education’s list of the state’s 781 poorest-performing schools in 2018, published last week. Only two county high schools scored above the standard in both English... (Continue reading)