Paso Robles Pasolivo olive ranch sold

A Newport Beach family has purchased the Pasolivo olive oil business and its surrounding 131 ranch in Paso Robles, with the proceeds slated to help pay the victims of hard money lenders Karen Guth and Joshua Yaguda. [Tribune] Though the... (Continue reading)

Ether rapist sentenced to 156 years

An inmate charged with being the “Ether rapist” was sentenced this month to 156 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Howard Bruce was serving a 64-year sentence for attempting to blow up a police officer’s... (Continue reading)

Bank mortgage settlements slow

Big banks nationwide are scrambling to comply with terms of a $20 billion mortgage settlement with homeowners, but only Bank of America has revealed details of progress with 164,000 of its customers. (San Francisco Chronicle) Officials of BofA said Wednesday... (Continue reading)

Air board seeks help from Sacramento on implementing dust rule

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board decided Wednesday to go around State Parks and seek help from the Governor’s Cabinet in implementing its Oceano dunes dust rule. [SLO Tribune] District officials have accused State Parks of... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission denies seismic testing application

The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny PG&E’s seismic testing permit application and object to Diablo Canyon’s nuclear power plant’s consistency certification after almost 150 activists spoke against the testing. Only PG&E employees spoke in favor of... (Continue reading)

Woman arrested in fatal Nipomo hit-and-run

California Highway Patrol officers tracked down the alleged driver of a Toyota Prius who crashed into and killed a man walking on the shoulder of a Nipomo road. [SLO Tribune] Officers arrested Marie M. Coyner, 23, Tuesday evening on suspicion... (Continue reading)

No added fees for CSU students yet

A fee on so-called “super-seniors” in the California State University system won’t be levied by trustees as expected — at least for the time being. (Sacramento Bee) The proposal on the agenda for trustees Tuesday would have added new fees... (Continue reading)

Price Canyon development agreement gains approval

The Pismo Beach Planning Commission voted 3-2 to approve a development agreement with the owners of a Price Canyon development which allows a greater degree of certainty that the project will move forward. Approval of the development agreement requires city... (Continue reading)

Man killed in Nipomo collision suspiciously played with children

The man identified as the victim in a fatal roadside collision in Nipomo had garnered attention from law enforcement for acting suspiciously around children. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher C. Tietjen in 2010 following a report of... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire burn spreads 100 acres

The control burn at Montana de Oro State Park spread 100 acres beyond its charted path Tuesday. But, the unplanned fire is now 60 percent contained, Cal Fire says. Cal Fire worked with California State Parks Tuesday night to prevent... (Continue reading)