One person killed, another injured in Oceano Dunes crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed and another suffered injuries during an off-roading crash at the Ocean Dunes on Sunday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., a side-by-side off-road vehicle crashed near Post 22 on the Sand Highway at the... (Continue reading)

Distressed swimmers rescued near Pismo Beach Pier

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency personnel rescued two swimmers who were in distress in the water near the Pismo Beach Pier on Tuesday.  Shortly before 3 p.m., a caller reported the distressed swimmers. Lifeguards, rescue swimmers and firefighters pulled the two... (Continue reading)

Former San Luis Obispo police chief tied to Derek Johnson’s new job

By KAREN VELIE A former San Luis Obispo police chief, who resigned her position following multiple mishaps, is tied to City Manager Derek Johnson’s recent resignation. The head hunting company that selected Johnson to run for the chief executive officer... (Continue reading)

Vehicle crashes into pedestrian in Paso Robles, two injured

By KAREN VELIE One man is in the hospital and another is injured after a vehicle hit a pedestrian in Paso Robles on Sunday evening, according to the CHP. Shortly before 7 p.m., 40 year-old Joshua Parker was walking on... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police nab felon caught prowling behind homes

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police nabbed a felon caught prowling behind homes on Saturday afternoon. In response to a 911 caller reporting a man stumbling through a backyard, officers responded to the 1400 block of W. Grand Avenue. Officers... (Continue reading)

California’s bong sale misses the mark

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to recoup the more than $14 million a group of cannabis companies owe in back taxes, the state held an auction selling items such as glass bongs (water pipes), snow cone machines and shelving... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. on Feb. 27 at the county building. In an attempt to slow losses affiliated with the cannabis industry, under Item 1 on the agenda... (Continue reading)

Two men arrested over crash that killed scooter driver in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police arrested two men over an alleged hit-and-run in which a vehicle struck and killed a motor scooter driver in Santa Barbara over the weekend. [KSBY] Shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, the driver of a vehicle... (Continue reading)

More than 1 million gallons of sewage spill in Goleta, closing beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than 1 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Goleta Slough and Pacific Ocean last week, resulting in the closure of a Santa Barbara County beach. [SF Gate] A storm that flooded parts of the Central... (Continue reading)

Group launches another Gov. Gavin Newson recall effort

By KAREN VELIE A group of conservative activists are launching a second recall effort aimed at ousting California Gov. Gavin Newsom with a focus on the state’s growing budget deficit and his potential presidential run. [POLITICO] The group plans to... (Continue reading)