Avila Beach under health advisory

San Luis Obispo County health officials have posted warnings of poor water quality at Avila Beach. Following a heavy rain, health officials warn that bacteria, pathogens, worms and viruses can end up in the ocean and suggest staying out of... (Continue reading)

Man dead after police standoff

A Roseville man suspected of attempted murder apparently shot himself fatally early this morning after a lengthy standoff in Grover Beach. William Roger Forgey, 46, was found dead at around 2:30 a.m after SWAT officers entered the house where he... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles, Cayucos school districts shoulder huge bond debts

Two San Luis Obispo County school districts have borrowed millions of dollars using a risky form of financing saddling them with huge debt. Both Cayucos Elementary School District and Paso Robles Joint Unified School District turned to capital appreciation bonds... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers murder testimony begins in prelim hearing

Firefighters who responded to the burned body of Dystiny Myers testified Monday about statements made by one of the defendents during a preliminary hearing on the murder of the 15-year-old Santa Maria girl. [Tribune] The trial, rescheduled to begin February... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot for nonprofit campaign transparency

Two California senators are seeking to require more disclosure of nonprofit campaign contributions in the aftermath of a political campaign marked by secret, out-of-state infusions of huge amounts of cash. (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Sens. Ted Lieu and Leland Lee said... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man killed in roll-over accident

A Paso Robles man was killed in a single vehicle accident on Highway 101 near Los Olivos early Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Jorge Plascencia-Toro, 34, was headed south on the highway in a 1994 Toyota pickup... (Continue reading)

Two men charged with killing a Coast Guard officer

Federal prosecutors have charged two Mexican nationals in the killing of a Coast Guard officer who died as a result of being thrown from a Coast Guard vessel that was rammed by a “panga” boat operated by the Mexicans. Officer... (Continue reading)

Another try for immigrant bill

California’s Democratically-controlled Legislature welcomes its new members today, and some lawmakers have already sprung into action. (Sacramento Bee) Assemblymen Tom Ammiano and Luis Alejo, along with Sen. Kevin De León, all Democrats, are reintroducing the “Trust Act,” aiming to stop... (Continue reading)

Panga boat driver kills Coast Guard officer

A panga boat suspected to be used for smuggling drugs rammed into a Coast Guard boat early Sunday morning, killing an officer off the coast of Santa Barbara County. [Noozhawk] The Coast Guard spotted the panga boat around 1 a.m.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Tribune putting up a paywall

The San Luis Obispo Tribune announced it plans to start charging readers on Dec. 5 for online access. Online viewers who do not already subscribe to the paper will be prompted, after viewing 15 pages in a 30-day period, to... (Continue reading)