Articles Tagged With ‘Social Media’




Police arrest Santa maria teen for making threats

Santa Maria police officers arrested a juvenile Sunday for making a criminal threat against Pioneer Valley High School. [Cal Coast Times] Earlier in the day, officers learned of a threat posted on social media that was directed at the Santa... (Continue reading)

SLO man sentenced to 20 years for stalking and criminal threats

A San Luis Obispo man was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for stalking a woman in person and on social media. [Cal Coast Times] During the summer and spring of 2016, Michael Sidney Smith, 50, followed a... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief under fire for incriminating tweet

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s Twitter page has brought a lot of people deemed suspects into the center of attention. The most recent is a long-time city business owner who the chief’s Twitter page listed... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly shooter threat appears overblown

A social media post that appeared to reference a shooter on the Cal Poly campus on Wednesday made rounds online Tuesday night, prompting a flurry of concerned comments from university students and community members. However, campus officials are saying Wednesday... (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 man arrested for death threat against vigil organizers

Police arrested a San Luis Obispo man for posting a death threat on Facebook targeting the organizers of the vigil held in SLO in the aftermath of the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Daniel Joshua Phares, 45, admitted to... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for slapping phone out of 12-year-old girl’s hand in Pismo Beach

After a video of the incident went viral on social media, Pismo Beach police arrested a 43-year-old Bakersfield man who slapped a phone out of the hands of a 12-year-old girl during an altercation at a South County gas station.... (Continue reading)

Facebook post leads to arrest of serial burglar in Orcutt

After spending two weeks investigating a series of residential burglaries in the Orcutt area, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies found a Facebook posts detailing an unreported break-in. Deputies then arrested a 44-year-old Orcutt woman, who is accused of stealing cash... (Continue reading)

California may fine jurors for Internet use

A bill in the California Legislature proposes giving judges the power to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and Internet use violations. Currently, judges only have the authority to hold jurors in contempt of court if they violate... (Continue reading)

Do whining college students respect free speech?

BY PETER SCHEER There’s nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whinings of students at a... (Continue reading)