Officers shoot wrong-way driver in Santa Barbara County

A Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer shot and wounded a man driving a pick-up truck the wrong way in neighborhood outside of Goleta. [KCOY] Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP issued an alert about... (Continue reading)

15 arrested in SLO County drug ring with ties to Mexican cartels

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit arrested 15 members of a suspected drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexican cartels during a bust Wednesday morning. The bust spanned three counties and concluded a five-month investigation into a... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach lodge permit approved

The Grover Beach City Council unanimously approved a coastal development permit Monday to construct an 11,000-square-foot conference center and a lodge in Grover Beach near the entrance to the Oceano Dunes. The council also approved the project’s architectural plans. This... (Continue reading)

Letter by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to SLO County Social Services Director Lee Collins

OPINION By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Dear Director Collins, It has come to my attention that allegations have been made that San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services seized the grandchildren of Karen Velie, a respectable local publisher, in retaliation for... (Continue reading)

Gambling addiction leads to bank robbery?

Investigators are looking at a Paso Robles man’s gambling addiction as a possible motive for his alleged robbery of a Cambria bank. [KSBY] Last Month, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Valentine at his Heritage Ranch home for the... (Continue reading)

Fire evacuates SLO Old Navy shoppers

A ventilation system fire prompted the evacuation of the San Luis Obispo Old Navy store Tuesday evening. San Luis Obispo firefighters responded to the fire at Old Navy around 7:16 p.m. Tuesday and promptly extinguished the flames. The fire occurred... (Continue reading)

Salvation Army bell ringers banned from Arroyo Grande plaza

Salvation Army bells will not be ringing in front of the Arroyo Grande Walmart this Christmas season. [Tribune] The Five Cities Center, a shopping plaza that includes Walmart and Albertsons, has banned fundraising in front of its stores. “I love... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay negotiating separation agreement with city manager

The Morro Bay City Council’s special attorney Steven Simas is negotiating a separation agreement with City Manager Andrea Lueker. [Tribune] The council spent an hour and a half in closed session Tuesday deliberating a severance package for Lueker but did... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach woman found dead in parking lot

Three passers-by found the body of a 50-year-old Grover Beach woman Saturday afternoon in shrubbery next to a shopping center parking lot. [Tribune] The passers-by noticed the woman around 4:08 p.m. Saturday near the 100 block of South 16th Street... (Continue reading)

Former Morro Bay attorney takes job in Los Gatos

Former Morro Bay city attorney Robert Schultz is moving to Los Gatos to begin working as the Los Gatos city attorney. The Los Gatos Town Council unanimously approved the hiring of Robert Schultz as the new Town Attorney at its... (Continue reading)