Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’

Final arguments heard in firefighter fighting case

The fate of San Luis Obispo firefighter John Ryan Mason now rests in the hands of the jury. Defense attorney Chris Casciola and Deputy District Attorney Kristy Imel delivered their closing arguments before a crowded courtroom Monday in the felony... (Continue reading)

Firefighter trial attendee threatens district attorney

In an unusual twist, Superior Court Judge Michael Duffy warned attendees at firefighter John Ryan Mason’s trial on Friday that he would not tolerate threats aimed at the prosecuting attorney. Mason is on trial for an alleged felony assault stemming... (Continue reading)

SLO firefighter’s alleged victim’s injuries described

The man who suffered severe facial injuries during an altercation with a San Luis Obispo firefighter in June 2011, likely received four to five high force blows to the face, an oral surgeon testified on Tuesday. John Ryan Mason is... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo firefighter’s ethics under fire

By KAREN VELIE A former friend and neighbor of John Ryan Mason testified Monday that the San Luis Obispo firefighter had an affair with his wife, and then asked him if they should fight about the illicit relationship. Mason is... (Continue reading)

Two sentenced to prison for torching Boy Scout hall

An Arroyo Grande teen and a Creston man were sentenced to Wasco State Prison Monday for torching a historic Boy Scout meeting hall and Japanese Cultural Center in Arroyo Grande in 2011 Both teens when they set the fire, Brian... (Continue reading)

Oceano murder suspect’s friend wore a wire

A Santa Maria gang member who has denied killing a teenager and wounding another during a drive-by shooting in Oceano, talked about the day of the murder with a friend who was wearing a wire. [SantaMariaTimes] During a preliminary hearing... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly coach charged with two felonies

A former Cal Poly assistant coach who was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a beer bottle at Harry’s Nightclub & Beach Bar in Pismo Beach was formally charged with two felonies on Tuesday. Randy Allan Hanson, 44, is... (Continue reading)

Court opens door to criminal charges in South County sewage spill

By KAREN VELIE A Superior Court judge’s ruling Wednesday has left the door open to criminal prosecution of South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District officials over a massive spill of raw sewage in December 2010. The sanitation district is... (Continue reading)

Fix for homeless ticketing — maybe

Details of a tentative agreement regarding the ticketing of homeless persons caught sleeping in their vehicles in San Luis Obispo remains, for the time being, secret. The reported agreement is an interim step toward settlement of a lawsuit filed on... (Continue reading)

Judge delays reinstating homeless ticketing ban

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge said Wednesday that he would hold off making a decision on whether to grant another preliminary injunction barring police from ticketing homeless who sleep in their vehicles until after... (Continue reading)