Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’




Judicial elections shape the Grand Jury

On Valentine’s Day, readers found out how important voting to tearing down financial barriers against people accessing justice is in San Luis Obispo County this year. When I started practicing law here, in 1978, strong judges with strong personalities and... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar staff disbelieved girl being sexually abused by bus driver

Lucia Mar Unified School District officials knew about a bus driver allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, but they did not believe the girl was telling the truth, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office detective testified in court on... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man charged with starting the Hill Fire

San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have charged a 75-year-old man and registered sex offender with starting last year’s Hill Fire near Santa Margarita that destroyed four homes including actor Johnny Galecki’s ranch. [Cal Coast Times] David Lynn Macagni of Santa... (Continue reading)

SLO County Court fees give injustice free reign

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Twenty-eight of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence were lawyers. San Luis Obispo County’s Superior Court Judges have finally answered a question I’ve long pondered. Why were so many lawyers the driving force behind... (Continue reading)

SLO man accused of death threat has disdain for Islam, polygamy

The San Luis Obispo man accused of posting a death threat targeting the organizers of the vigil held in SLO in the aftermath of the racially charged violence in Virginia is a vocal critic of Islam, polygamy and Black Lives... (Continue reading)

SLO DA drops charges against alleged host of deadly mansion party

The man accused of hosting a deadly “mansion party” in Virginia and then fleeing to San Luis Obispo County where he was involved in a shootout has been cleared of charges on the Central Coast. However, he will likely now... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver pleads no contest to murder of two kids

A man who killed two children while driving drunk on Highway 166 last Labor Day pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree murder. Jerald Brandon Holman, 37, will now receive a sentence of 30 years to life in prison.... (Continue reading)

Manse on Marsh owner asked to turn in his passport

The owner of a San Luis Obispo assisted living home who is facing charges related to the death of an elderly man refused an offer made by a judge that would have let him out of jail but force him... (Continue reading)

Jury hangs 11-1 on whether SLO High grad started computer lab fire

One of the three former San Luis Obispo High School student’s accused of burning down the campus computer lab dodged an arson conviction on Monday when a single juror refused to find him guilty. [Tribune] Last December, a fire destroyed... (Continue reading)

At large suspect charged in San Miguel shooting

A San Luis Obispo judge has issued a warrant for a man suspected of involvement in a June shooting at a family home in San Miguel that authorities say was gang-related. [Tribune] On the evening of June 5, shots were... (Continue reading)