CMC inmate uses cell phone to set up robbery

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo County is facing additional prison time after he allegedly used a contraband cell phone to rob a man of a Rolex watch. Jermaine Shermal Nelson, who is currently... (Continue reading)

Martin eyes council seat… again

Steve Martin, a long-time local politician and Atascadero public relations practitioner who occupied a Paso Robles City Council seat for a decade ending in 1996, is the first to throw his hat into Paso Robles’ upcoming Nov. 6 electoral brouhaha.... (Continue reading)

Man hit by train in Paso Robles

An Amtrak passenger train struck a man on the tracks near 24th Street just before 6 p.m. on Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police describe the victim as a white male about 60 years old. They are... (Continue reading)

Human remains found in San Luis Obispo

A partial adult male skeleton was discovered in a creek running through a Chevron owned property off Tank Farm Road between Higuera Street and Highway 227 on Sunday. A person leasing the land found the badly decomposed body. San Luis... (Continue reading)

Former Paso Robles officer claims retaliation

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A former Paso Robles police department veteran has filed a claim with the city alleging he was retaliated against by former chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty for his union activities. Such a claim, routinely dismissed by city officials, is... (Continue reading)

Supervisor campaigns to shut down CalCoastNews

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has been using his elected position to bully advertisers and supporters of CalCoastNews (CCN) in a campaign to cripple the website. In several instances, Hill’s own emails, obtained by CCN,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero apartment fire started on patio

An Atascadero apartment complex fire that left three people with injuries started in the patio area of one of the apartments. [KSBY] On Saturday about 1 p.m., residents heard a loud boom, a barbecue grill fell from one apartment to... (Continue reading)

Officer shoots suspect near Los Alamos

A California Highway Patrol officer responding to a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife in a vehicle shot the suspect during a traffic stop Sunday at about 4 p.m. near Los Alamos, according to Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Cambria man dies after ATV crash

A 20-year-old Cambria man died and another man faces arrest after an all-terrain-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. At about 4 a.m., Garrett John Taylor, 27, drove the stolen ATV head-on into an oak tree. His passenger, Justin Anthony Evans, died... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo cites self for derelict property

Story and photos by DANIEL BLACKBURN Weeds as tall as a human, torn window screens, crumbling chimney bricks and a collapsed fence and arbor made the ramshackle house at 466 Dana Street a prime candidate for a visit from San... (Continue reading)