State investigators raid SLO County’s largest marijuana cultivation

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after state investigators raided San Luis Obispo County’s largest marijuana cultivation site, county staffers rescinded their recommendation of approval and are asking the Board of Supervisors to shut down the grow. [Cal Coast Times] In 2016,... (Continue reading)

Progressive to challenge Arnold in SLO County District 5 race

Former Atascadero Mayor Ellen Beraud announced Saturday that she will challenge San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold for the District 5 seat on the board of supervisors. [Cal Coast Times] Beraud, who currently works as a dietician at Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren to work as general manager for both Cambria and Oceano

The Cambria Community Services District board is slated to move Paavo Ogren into the role of Interim general manager on Tuesday, while Ogren also plans to continue to head the Oceano Community Services District. [Cal Coast Times] In Dec. 2018,... (Continue reading)

Third man found dead in an Oceano home this year

Shortly following two homicides in Oceano, sheriff’s deputies found a deceased man inside a home in the South County community Saturday night. [Cal Coast Times] The latest death is a “suspected suicide,” according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

2 killed, 3 injured in crash on Highway 166 near Cuyama

A black sedan crashed head-on into a silver sedan killing two people and injuring three others Saturday afternoon on Highway 166 in Santa Barbara County, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Cal Coast Times] At about 12:30 p.m., the sedans... (Continue reading)

Are you a San Luis Obispo County New Progressive?

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Well Tom Fulks is at it again. In last Sunday’s Tribune, their favorite leftist columnist called for the defeat of San Luis Obispo County supervisors Debbie Arnold and John Peschong in 2020 in his quest... (Continue reading)

Creston hit-and-run suspect reports his truck was stolen

A Creston man, who was a suspect in a crash that sent a vehicle off the side of Highway 101 in Atascadero Wednesday morning, told officers his pickup truck had been stolen prior to the hit-and-run. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Marijuana dealer escapes from Lompoc federal prison

An inmate serving time for intent to distribute marijuana walked away from the minimum security Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc on Friday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:25 p.m., prison guards discovered Heriberto... (Continue reading)

Amid scrutiny, city council members amend financial disclosures

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Grover Beach city officials have amended their financial disclosure reports amid scrutiny over unreported donations from a marijuana business owner and a liaison for PG&E, according to a Cal Coast Times... (Continue reading)

Body of 26-year-old man found in Paso Robles pond

A 26-year-old Paso Robles man was found dead in a North County pond Thursday morning after having possibly drowned, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:15 a.m., a possible drowning was reported... (Continue reading)