SLO pilot blamed for plane crash

Federal investigator said three pilot errors including running an engine out of gas caused a plane to crash last February in San Bernardino. [PressEnterprise] The pilot Lonny Rollins, 39, of San Luis Obispo and his passenger and pilot Greg Fitzgerald,... (Continue reading)

Woman raped in Paso Robles’ park

A Paso Robles’ woman said she was snatched from the street and dragged into a park where she was raped on Friday. On Tuesday evening, the woman called police to report a man had grabbed her while she walked home... (Continue reading)

A home for the homeless

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON We are pleased to announce that a board of directors has been appointed for our soon-to-be nonprofit public benefit corporation “Hope’s Village of SLO.” The board is comprised of local homeless advocates who are working to... (Continue reading)

Sunny Acres under receivership

A court ordered receiver took over the reins at Dan De Vaul’s 72-acre ranch and sober living facility in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday. [KSBY] In August, Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall ordered De Vaul to remove people he... (Continue reading)

California a leader in mortgage fraud

California continues to lead the nation in questionable home loans, with Santa Clara, Orange and San Bernardino counties among the areas with the highest number of suspected mortgage fraud cases, federal financial officials reported this week. [CaliforniaWatch] San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Potential pet threat met by supervisors

San Luis Obispo County’s animal kingdom better watch its collective manners, because supervisors Tuesday took aim at creatures displaying  “menacing and threatening” behavior. Offenders soon may be taken into custody. Animals Services Director Eric Anderson told supervisors that current ordinance... (Continue reading)

Oceano medical marijuana dispensary rejected

After listening to arguments for and against a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Oceano, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject the facility. Supervisors said the proposed South Fourth Street location violated the... (Continue reading)

SLO fire likely started by a cigarette

A weekend San Luis Obispo house fire that injured five people apparently began on a couch, possibly started by a cigarette, fire officials said. Nine people in their 20s escaped the blaze of the white two-story older home early on... (Continue reading)

Seeing to the safety of fire victims

A federal grant will help the San Luis Obispo Fire Department locate and rescue fire victims more quickly with new thermal imaging equipment. The $49,000 Department of Homeland Security grant was announced by Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-23rd District), who said... (Continue reading)

Racial intimidation escalates in Arroyo Grande

On Friday, the African American teen who awoke last March to find an 11-foot cross burning outside her bedroom window pulled into the Shell service station on Grand Avenue with her mother. They then discovered two racist flyers placed over... (Continue reading)