CHP and OTS Will be Educating Young Drivers on the Dangers of Distracted Driving


To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving …

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Air Pollution Warning in Oceano Dunes Area


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Departments are notifying the public of the blowing dust and sand event in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area today.  Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 9 am to 8 pm, with the dust forecasted to peak from Noon to 6 pm.  Very …

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Developmentally Disabled Girl Sexually Assaulted


Last Saturday, a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a local hospital for a report of a 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl who had been sexually assaulted the night before at a home in the 1200 block of 11th Street in Los Osos. The victim reported she had gone to the home to visit a friend who invited her to spend the night. …

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Nurses File Lawsuit Against Twin Cities Community Hospital


Eight nurses have filed a lawsuit against Twin Cities Community Hospital for rampant wage-and-hour violations, including wage theft and an across-the-board failure to provide breaks.  The hospital is a 122-bed acute care facility located in Templeton.  It has an emergency room and provides a broad array of medical, surgical and outpatient services.  The Hospital is owned by Tenet, the second-largest …

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Armed Robbery at Payless Shoe Source


On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at approximately 5:00 PM, the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of an armed robbery which had just occurred at the Payless Shoe Source store in the 100 block of Niblick Road. Officers arrived and determined a lone male suspect had entered the business and appeared to be shopping for a few minutes before …

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Runner to be Inducted into Hall of Fame


The directors of the San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K are proud to announce that San Luis Obispo runner Stan Rosenfield will be inducted into the event’s Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 26, 2015 during the race day awards ceremony. Rosenfield has been running since his teens and has completed more than 1,200 races, in addition to …

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Identity Released of Inmate Who Died in Custody


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office yesterday released the name of the inmate who died in his cell early Tuesday morning. He’s identified as 33 year-old Michael Alexander of Pismo Beach. Alexander is the fifth inmate to die since the beginning of 2014. According to a report in the tribune, that’s higher than the national average. Sheriff Ian Parkinson …

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Teachers Could be a Step Closer to a Strike


Lucia Mar School District teachers could be a step closer to going on strike after both sides in the ongoing wage dispute failed to come to an agreement on a pay raise. The teachers union wants a 10 percent raise, while district trustees were offering 6 percent over 3-years. Both sides have been negotiating since last summer. The teachers association …

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Man Accused of Robbing Bank Pleads Insanity


The man accused of robbing the Bank of America branch on Santa Rosa Street in San Luis Obispo in 2013, took the stand in court yesterday. Andrew Gilbertson, who has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, testified that the Virgin Mary had told him to disguise himself and rob the bank.  A mental health expert testified …

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Hundreds Line San Jose Streets For Procession For Fallen Officer


Hundreds in the South Bay are honoring a fallen police officer.  A procession for San Jose officer Michael Johnson left the coroner’s office early Wednesday evening and traveled about eight miles to a Los Gatos funeral home.  Along the way, scores of law enforcement officers, firefighters and South Bay residents lined each street along the route in his honor.  The …

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