Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’




Deputy sues sheriff’s department for retaliation

A former San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy says in a lawsuit that he was retaliated against and eventually terminated after he reported multiple abuses of policy by department heads. Dale Strobridge filed the civil suit March 13 in San... (Continue reading)

Grisly details of Paso Robles murder revealed

Bizarre details of the murder of a Paso Robles motel maintenance man were described in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Friday by investigators and a witness who depicted four people planning to kill a man they accused of kidnapping... (Continue reading)

Sunny Acres under receivership

A court ordered receiver took over the reins at Dan De Vaul’s 72-acre ranch and sober living facility in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday. [KSBY] In August, Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall ordered De Vaul to remove people he... (Continue reading)

Racial intimidation escalates in Arroyo Grande

On Friday, the African American teen who awoke last March to find an 11-foot cross burning outside her bedroom window pulled into the Shell service station on Grand Avenue with her mother. They then discovered two racist flyers placed over... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach attorney pleads to embezzlement

The Pismo Beach attorney accused of embezzling more than a quarter-million dollars from a deceased client’s estate plead no contest on Thursday to a charge of embezzlement. William Peter Terhune, 57, is accused of transferring nearly $275,000 from the estate... (Continue reading)

Kafkaesque nightmare at county mental health facility

San Luis Obispo County's claim that it is not responsible for the brutal attacks of women at its mental health facility on Johnson Avenue was thrown out by a judge on Feb. 8. Superior Court Judge Dodie Harman ruled against the... (Continue reading)

Christmas Day murderer ruled legally insane

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ruled that Andrew Downs was legally insane when he shot and killed two sisters in Santa Margarita on Christmas Day in 2010. [Tribune] During Downs’ trial, doctors for both the defense and... (Continue reading)

Templeton child molester sentenced to 16 years

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge sentenced Donald Baker to 16 years in prison on Monday for sex crimes against two children now ages 12 and 15. Baker had avoided sentencing for more than a month claiming he... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed against plastic bag ban

A pro-plastic bag coalition filed a suit on Thursday in San Luis Obispo County’s Superior Court attempting to set aside the recently approved-county anti-plastic bag ordinance. [Tribune] On behalf of the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, attorney Stephen L. Joseph... (Continue reading)

Templeton child molester captured

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies took a Templeton man found guilty of sex crimes against children into custody at French Hospital Medical Center shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday. Donald Baker, 40, remains in custody at the hospital. Baker... (Continue reading)