Torres ordered to pay attorney’s fees

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s homeless services director Dee Torres will pay $17,681 in attorney’s fees to attorney Stew Jenkins over a slander lawsuit she filed. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera made the fees ruling... (Continue reading)

Fake San Luis Obispo audiologist sentenced to jail

An Atascadero man who falsely claimed to be an audiologist was sentenced Monday to one year in jail. Even though he never attended college, Aaron Marquis, 46, passed himself off as a doctor. He saw patients and dispensed hearing aids... (Continue reading)

State commission investigating Morro Bay for misuse of funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles detailing allegations of misappropriation of funds and questionable lease agreements promoted by Morro Bay officials. The California State Lands Commission is investigating the city of Morro... (Continue reading)

California toying with toy gun ban

California lawmakers are planning to introduce a bill calling for a ban on certain replica guns. [SacramentoBee] In October, Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was carrying a replica AK-47 in a Santa Rosa field.... (Continue reading)

Man pleads no contest to Paso Robles rape and carjacking

A 21-year-old San Ardo man pled no contest last week to charges of carjacking a teen from a gas station in Paso Robles and later raping her. Edson Salazar Tapia faces 25 years to life in prison for the crime.... (Continue reading)

Former Poly football player shot in SLO drug deal gone wrong

Former Cal Poly football player Geoffrey Hyde suffered a gunshot wound to the back last week after an alleged botched drug deal at a house near campus. [KCOY] Hyde, 22, survived and received treatment at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man killed in big rig crash

An Arroyo Grande man was killed in a big rig crash in Pasadena on Thursday, CHP officials said. Shortly before midnight, Gerald Hall, 58, was headed home in a Volvo tractor truck on Highway 210 when he hit a concrete... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student dies in swimming accident

A 20-year-old Cal Poly business administration junior died Thursday during a swimming accident in Spain. Matthew Yount was returning from an evening of drinking with three friends when he jumped from a bridge into the Guadalquivir River at approximately 3:30... (Continue reading)

Where does Morro Bay’s George Leage live?

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay Councilman George Leage does not have a legal residence in Morro Bay; instead he sleeps in an apartment in his family’s sushi restaurant, Off the Hook. Off the Hook is located in... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police arrest counterfeiting suspects

Pismo Beach police officers arrested a man and woman from San Diego on Tuesday who attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase at an outlet store. Officers responded to the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets around 5:30... (Continue reading)