Atascadero man accused of vandalizing vehicles and businesses

Arroyo Grande police arrested an Atascadero man on Thursday who allegedly threw rocks at the windshields of San Luis Obispo County-owned vehicles in a social services parking lot, as well as at the window of a nearby business. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Ventura Navy base official pleads guilty to bribery scheme

A former civilian employee who worked as the senior procurement official for Naval Base Ventura County pleaded guilty on Thursday to taking kickbacks totaling more than $1.2 million. [Cal Coast Times] Fernando Barroso Sr., 69, of Oxnard, pleaded guilty in... (Continue reading)

Condor spotted near proposed Templeton cannabis grow

OPINION by KATHRYN MAUNO Open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors: I have contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)to see if anyone has inquired about the possible effects this proposed cannabis farm could... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies Paso Robles teen killed on Highway 101

The CHP has identified the girl who was killed Tuesday night after walking into traffic on Highway 101 near Templeton as 17-year-old Emilee Ruiz. [KSBY] Shortly before 11 p.m., Ruiz, of Paso Robles, was walking on the right shoulder of... (Continue reading)

California’s $3.5 billion liability for workers’ unused time off

With California state workers hoarding vacation days and other time off and often receiving six-figure payouts for doing so, taxpayers are faced with another massive liability, in addition to pension debt. [LA Times] According to the most recent estimate available,... (Continue reading)

Judge revokes bail for Paso Robles alleged murderer

A San Luis Obispo judge revoked the bail on Thursday of a Paso Robles man accused of stabbing to death his pregnant girlfriend and simultaneously killing the couple’s unborn baby. [Tribune] Prior to the court hearing, Daniel Raul Rodriquez Johnson,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man facing the death penalty for double homicide

A Paso Robles man who is charged with two counts of murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend multiple times, killing her and their unborn child, could face life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty, according... (Continue reading)

Crews rescue 11 people and animals from river in Atascadero

Following heavy rain, five people, five dogs and a cat became stranded on an island in the Salinas River in Atascadero Wednesday afternoon. Rescue crews brought the people and animals to safety. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4:30 p.m., the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fires its basketball coach during losing streak

Following a string of losing seasons, Cal Poly fired its only men’s basketball coach to have led the Mustangs to the NCAA tournament. [Cal Coast Times] Joe Callero served as Cal Poly’s head basketball coach for 10 seasons, starting in... (Continue reading)

Ancient Peaks lassos double gold award at Rodeo Uncorked!

Ancient Peaks Winery’s 2016 Renegade red blend earned the “Top Region Wine” award at the 2019 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition in Houston, a commemorative full-size leather saddle that is now on display at the winery’s tasting room in Santa... (Continue reading)