Articles Tagged With ‘Senior citizens’




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Did SLO facility fail to protect elderly resident?

By KAREN VELIE Questions have been raised about the speed of the response at a San Luis Obispo independent living facility after a 75-year-old man was found face down in the dirt behind the Las Brisas Retirement Community. On Oct.... (Continue reading)

SLO council endorses Madonna development

The San Luis Obispo City Council has given preliminary approval for a development proposed by John Madonna, the son of later entrepreneur Alex Madonna. John Madonna plans to build a large-scale retirement community, houses, apartments and retail space on a... (Continue reading)

Firefighters enter home, elderly woman opens fire

After firefighters responded to an accidental medical alert signal inside a San Luis Obispo home, a disoriented elderly woman feared burglars had entered her house, grabbed a revolver and fired two shots, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.... (Continue reading)

Mistrial declared in murder case of elderly Solvang woman

A Santa Maria judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a 90-year-old Solvang woman who is accused of murdering her terminally ill daughter. The mistrial occurred, in part, because jurors watched media coverage of a separate verdict in... (Continue reading)

Caregiver convicted in death of Solvang ALS patient

The former caregiver for a Lompoc ALS patient has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the woman’s death. However, the jury found the caregiver not guilty of both first-degree murder and second-degree murder. [KSBY] In 2013, Solvang resident Heidi Good... (Continue reading)

Elderly AG woman led police on high-speed chase

A 70-year-old Arroyo Grande woman led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday that covered more than 20 miles. The CHP is investigating whether she was drunk at the time. [KSBY] Shortly after 3... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay attorney sentenced for grand theft

A former attorney and Morro Bay planning commissioner was sentence Monday to 240 days in jail. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, pleaded no contest last year in a grand theft case involving elderly clients. [KSBY] Prosecutors initially alleged Fennacy embezzled at... (Continue reading)

Vandals target Santa Margarita senior center

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s investigators are searching for vandals who have taken aim at the Santa Margarita Area Senior Center. [KSBY] The senior center has been vandalized three times over the past month. On two separate occasions, vulgar graffiti... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande leads in hip surgery mortality rates

Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in California, according to a recently released report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). In 2012... (Continue reading)

Scammed Atascadero grandfather gets $55,000 back

An 84-year-old Atascadero man who lost $55,000 to a grandfather scam got his money back with the help of a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detective. On July 2, a man claiming to be an attorney representing the victim’s grandson... (Continue reading)



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