Articles Tagged With ‘Ian Parkinson’

Confronting north county gangs – finally

Following years of publicly understating, even concealing, criminal gang activity and influence in the north county, a depleted Paso Robles police department now will be working with multiple law enforcement agencies to address what officials call “a surge of violence”... (Continue reading)

Elected coroners vary from appointed in reporting suicides

In the vast majority of California counties, including San Luis Obispo County, elected sheriffs have the final say in determining the manner of death in coroners’ cases. [CaliforniaWatch] Researchers at Temple University concluded in a new study that the political... (Continue reading)

SLO County political consultant accused of plagiarism

Controversial San Luis Obispo County political consultant Cory Black, who helped Ian Parkinson win the local top cop position, is being accused of plagiarism. Andrew Russo of Paramount Communications said Black plagiarized the content of his website, reproducing his words in... (Continue reading)

Parkinson pledges to reopen Smart investigation

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson renewed his pledge Tuesday night to reopen the investigation into missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. [KSBY] Parkinson made the comments at a public forum in Cambria, one in a series of recent... (Continue reading)

Sheriff restores internal affairs unit

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is bringing back an internal affairs unit to investigate citizens’ complaints brought against sheriff’s department personnel. Under former sheriff Pat Hedges, the internal investigation unit was disbanded. Last year there were 25 complaints... (Continue reading)

New sheriff likes his Lincoln

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson was sworn in last Monday and began his new job by quoting Abraham Lincoln. [New Times] Parkinson, who is still completing his college coursework, shared an obscure Lincoln quote with the assembled audience... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson takes charge

Ian Parkinson was sworn in Monday as the new San Luis Obispo County Sheriff. The former police captain, elected last November, took the oath of office in front of a packed audience in the county supervisors chamber. Later in the... (Continue reading)

Parkinson: We didn’t conceal it from them

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson says in a published interview that he stopped his private work as a traffic accident reconstructionist around six years ago. [Tribune] Parkinson, who continues to defend his actions in a 2000 Monterey... (Continue reading)

The Shredder takes on The Hulk

We knew–we just knew–CalCoastNews couldn’t be the only media in town amused by the recent Youtube exchange between sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson and former television star Lou Ferrigno. So we weren’t all that surprised to go online this morning and... (Continue reading)

Parkinson takes on the Incredible Hulk (seriously)

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson may avoid debates on KVEC, or interviews with our intrepid reporter Karen Velie, but no one declines an interview with the Incredible Hulk. Just when you thought that Parkinson couldn’t become any... (Continue reading)