Point San Luis Lighthouse stairs vandalized with dog epitaph

An unknown person carved and painted an epitaph to a dog called Fisher onto the Point San Luis Obispo Lighthouse beach stairs prompting the Lighthouse Keepers to ask the public to help them find the perpetrator. The stairs – built... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles lenders arrested on multiple fraud charges

By KAREN VELIE Heritage Lending principals Candy Wells and her husband Ronald Wells were arrested Tuesday on seven felony charges. The court has set their bail at $2.5 million each. Prosecutors from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office... (Continue reading)

Dazed man with loaded guns and a machete arrested

San Luis Obispo police arrested a “dazed and confused” man outside Heritage Oaks Bank Wednesday morning after discovering he had loaded guns and other weapons in his car. Around 6:18 a.m., the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a call... (Continue reading)

Wisto feared Myers would expose meth trade

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE County prosecutors continued Wednesday to cultivate the concept of culpability of a mother-son “criminal enterprise” in the violent slaying of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers, weaving a sordid story of life inside a drug dealing family.... (Continue reading)

Assembly bill would ban smoking in many California homes

A California Democratic assemblyman introduced a bill last month that would ban tobacco smoking in all multi-unit residences in the sate. [Huffington Post] Assembly Bill 746, authored by Marc Levine of San Rafael, would prohibit smoking in all condominiums and... (Continue reading)

Discrimination at Cal Poly? Say it isn’t so

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG (Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part opinion piece.) “It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.” – Washington Post College life today College has changed since... (Continue reading)

What is stress reduction?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part two in a five-part series on stress management.) In Part I of the series I gave a very physiologic perspective to the definition of stress. Of course, everyone’s own subjective... (Continue reading)

Art After Dark, event photos

ARTS Obispo’s Art After Dark, a free exploration of galleries and venues that showcase the visual, literary and performing arts in downtown San Luis Obispo, focused on a collaborative collage at the Salon on Monterey. Find local events as at... (Continue reading)

DA finds no crimes in shooting of Santa Maria officer

Following the disciplining of nine Santa Maria police officers for their roles in the shooting death of officer Alberto Covarrubias, Jr., Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Tuesday that her office found no evidence of criminal action by... (Continue reading)

Investigators estimate Vandenberg pot at $2.8 million

Department of Homeland Security investigators have estimated the value of the marijuana that operators of a panga boat left on a Vandenberg Air Force Base beach last week at nearly $2.8 million. [Santa Maria Times] Vandenberg personnel discovered an overturned... (Continue reading)