SLO man sentenced for stun gunning a homeless woman

A San Luis Obispo man received a prison sentence of 39-years to life for beating, biting, choking and shocking a 26-year-old homeless woman he believed to be a police informant. [Tribune] Thomas Ledbetter, 49, thought the female victim snitched on... (Continue reading)

SLO High student dies from collision injuries

San Luis Obispo High School student Alex Maier died Wednesday evening, two days after crashing his pickup truck on a Highway 101 off-ramp in San Luis Obispo. [KSBY] Sierra Vista Medical Center pronounced Maier, 17, dead at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday... (Continue reading)

Footage shows Shumey suicidal in police car

Christopher Shumey slumped in his courtroom chair Tuesday as he watched a video recording of himself after he killed his mother saying he should have committed suicide instead. Shumey said he should have shot himself, video footage from inside a... (Continue reading)

Mayor took bribes, headed to prison

The former mayor of the City of Cudahy, California was sentenced Tuesday to one year in federal prison for taking cash bribes in exchange for supporting the opening of a “medical marijuana” store in the city. David Silva, 62, the... (Continue reading)

SLO High student in critical condition from collision

A 17-year-old San Luis Obispo High School student is in critical condition following a collision Monday evening on a Highway 101 off-ramp. [KSBY] Alex Maier was driving a Ford F-150 truck southbound on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo around... (Continue reading)

Rice announces candidacy for SLO City Council

STATEMENT By ELECT KEVIN RICE COMMITTEE San Luis Obispo – Kevin Rice, proponent of open and democratic government, has announced he is seeking to fill the upcoming SLO City Council vacancy concurrent with Andrew Carter’s resignation. A twenty-year resident and... (Continue reading)

PG&E to save the Oakland gnomes

Pacific Gas & Electric says it will not remove gnomes from its Oakland power poles until it secures new homes for the little creatures. Hand painted gnomes on six-inch brown wooden boards have appeared all over the city of Oakland... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man pleads guilty to loan fraud

A Grover Beach man and his brother pled guilty last week to committing loan fraud to fund their music business and a singer in a rock bands lavish life style. Jason Salazar, 28, of Grover Beach and Matt Salazar, 29,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo crash flips truck over guardrail

A man suffered major injuries Monday evening after a crash on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo that flipped his Ford truck over the guard rail of the Highway 1 off-ramp. [KSBY] The driver of the Ford F-150 collided with... (Continue reading)

Shumey snoozes through first day of trial

The trial of the San Luis Obispo man accused of killing his mother began Monday, and the defendant facing first-degree murder struggled to stay awake. [KSBY] Christopher Shumey slept through much of opening statements, including the majority of his own... (Continue reading)