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No DUI charges for man involved in fatal Oceano Dunes crash

A Yuba City man who allegedly drove an off-road vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and went airborne, striking and killing another rider at the Oceano Dunes in June, has dodged a DUI charge, though he is facing a... (Continue reading)

SLO trying to phase out natural gas

The San Luis Obispo City Council is considering adopting an ordinance that would amend the building code to ban the fitting of new residential and commercial buildings with natural gas-powered appliances. [Cal Coast Times] A proposed ordinance, which is expected... (Continue reading)

SLO man pleads guilty to selling weed on the dark web

A San Luis Obispo man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute marijuana on the dark web, according to U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott. [Cal Coast Times] Using the online monikers “Sawgrass,” “Ross4Less,” and “ChristmasTree,” Daniel McMonegal, 36, distributed weed... (Continue reading)

SLO restaurant closes amid Pemberton twins’ financial troubles

Amid ongoing credit problems and a lawsuit stemming from a failed San Luis Obispo bowling alley project, an embattled local developer has closed a downtown SLO tapas restaurant that he opened just five months ago. [Tribune] Jeremy Pemberton said his... (Continue reading)

Two people rescued at Port San Luis

Harbor patrol personnel rescued two people after a sailboat capsized near Port San Luis on Sunday afternoon. [KSBY] At about 1:30 p.m., wind caused the sailboat to overturn near breakwater close to Port San Luis Harbor. The two people who... (Continue reading)

Marijuana industry donations lead in SLO County races

By KAREN VELIE With the majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors up for grabs, several marijuana cultivators are donating large amounts of cash to the two candidates who support their agenda, incumbent supervisor Adam Hill and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero crash sparks fire, knocks out power

A vehicle slammed into a power pole early Monday morning in Atascadero, causing hundreds of residents to lose electricity, the rupture of a gas line and a small fire. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1:30 a.m., a driver went off... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man carjacked at gunpoint

Santa Maria police are looking for seven people who carjacked a man who was praying in his car Saturday morning. The man was parked outside his home in a quiet neighborhood on the 700 block of East Bunny Avenue. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO woman receives pardon for felony conviction

Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned a 41-year-old San Luis Obispo woman earlier this week for a prior felony conviction. [Cal Coast Times] While working as a corrections officer, in 2004, Laurie Gardner pleaded no contest to a felony count of possession... (Continue reading)

Civility, transparency, or hypocrisy?

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE San Luis Obispo’s city government has to feel that it’s under siege these days. Recent revelations by CCN about the city’s police chief losing her firearm, her day-long scramble to find it, breaking into a... (Continue reading)