Death video ignites controversy

A graphic video showing a Manteca police officer firing 11 bullets into the body of a parolee has unleashed a heated controversy in the Central California town following the video’s release by attorneys for the man’s family. [San Francisco Chronicle,... (Continue reading)

Cambria murder suspect deemed incompetent

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge ruled a Cambria man suspected of murdering his brother last August is incompetent to stand trial. [Tribune] Judge Jacquelyn Duffy found Brandon Henslee, 22, not currently able to assist in his own defense... (Continue reading)

Gag orders harder to get in January

Gag orders in legal settlements involving lawsuits against state-licensed professionals will no longer be legal in January. [California Watch] The law will facilitate consumers’ contact with state agencies in cases where further disciplinary of corrective action might be called for.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer issues prompt suicide?

In 2011, Gewynn Tayor confronted San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson over his claim that Los Osos residents can cover the cost of the proposed sewer project with the equity in their homes. Gewynn said his premise was incorrect... (Continue reading)

Atascadero council nixes Clay in filling vacant seat

The Atascadero City Council rejected the bid of outgoing councilman Jerry Clay to return to office and instead appointed former Planning Commissioner Heather Moreno to fill the seat vacated by newly elected mayor Tom O’Malley. [Tribune] The council voted 3-1... (Continue reading)

Oceano, how much money does it take?

By JULIE TACKER After years of questions surrounding the Oceano Community Services District finances, they don’t seem to be much closer to finding answers. The district’s current General Manager, Tom Geaslen, discloses bank account balances in his periodical Friday reports... (Continue reading)

Atascadero student busted for concrete cursive

By DANIEL BLACKBURN At least he can write. An Atascadero High School student was removed from class on Dec. 4 and arrested by local police for allegedly scribbling his name in fresh concrete. The student, who is not being identified... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man killed on Highway 101

A 25-year-old Nipomo man died in a car crash on Highway 101 Tuesday in south San Luis Obispo. The Ford Ranger driven by Bryden Reid collided with a semi truck around 4:30 p.m. just north of the Higuera exit. The... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly task force favors semester schedule

Amid Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students and faculty debates over the pros and cons of switching to a semester system, a recent report recommends leaving the quarter calendar in place to save money. [Tribune] The Semester Review Task Force... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man, 86, allegedly kills 81-year-old wife

An 86-year-old Los Osos man is in jail after State Park Rangers discovered the body of his 81-year-old wife in his vehicle at the end of Pecho Valley Road in Montana de Oro . San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies... (Continue reading)