Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Local News

Last Day of Sun Before Another Storm

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Another sunny day today, and then the biggest storm of the season arrives tomorrow on the Central Coast. John Lindsay is meteorolgist with PG&E.  He says  the storm is expected to bring rain Saturday night and Sunday to the Central Coast.  Rainfall will vary between one half inch to more than a full inch of rain.  Greater rain fall expected …

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Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge to be Closed for Repairs

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The Arroyo Grande swinging bridge will be closed for several weeks while city crews replace a handful of bolts. Public works director Geoff English says city staff discovered some bolts missing because of “rambunctious bridge users.” Some people love to shake the bridge by jumping up and down on it.  No word how long it will take to repair the …

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Morro Bay and Atascadero Ban Commercial Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

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Morro Bay City Council adopts an ordinance banning the commercial cultivation of medical marijuana.  Only card carrying patients and licensed caregiver can grow pot in the city of Morro Bay. Atascadero City Council approves a similar ordinance restricting cultivation and deliveries to those who are licensed as patients or caregivers.

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Santa Maria Girl Arrested on Suspicion of Killing New Born

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A 15-year-old Santa Maria girl arrested on suspicion of the murder of her new born baby.  She allegedly delivered the baby at a residence in Santa Maria last weekend.  The girl has not been identified.

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Man Arrested in Avila Beach for Allegedly Exposing Himself

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A Guadalupe man is accused of exposing himself in Avila Beach.  29-year-old Eric Manuel Salinas arrested and booked into the county jail on charges of child endangerment and other offenses.  The incident occurred near the Bob Jones trail in Avila Beach.  Salinas was sitting in a parked car with a child in the back seat.  He opened the car door …

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Public Hearing on Potential Seven Story Building Construction

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The San Luis Obispo City Planning Commission conducting a public hearing last night to discuss plans by Santa Barbara developers Firestone and Parker to build a seven story commercial and residential building at Santa Rosa and Monterey in Downtown San Luis. Several long times residents spoke against the proposal, saying the seven story building was too high for the lot, …

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Another Candidate Jumps into the 24th Congressional Race

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Republican Tyler Gross owns the Justice People, a legal document firm with offices in Lompoc, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo. Gross joins a crowded field running for Congresswoman Lois Capps seat.  She’s stepping down after decades in office. The front runner in the race is Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.   He’s the only candidate with experience above the county level.  Democrat Salud …

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Straw Poll Conducted on Hometown Radio Show

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A straw poll conducted yesterday on KVEC’s Hometown Radio show puts challengers Debbie Peterson and Dan Carpenter in a near dead heat to unseat incumbent Adam Hill in the 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisorial race. Supervisor Adam Hill received no votes in the straw poll. Tonight, the candidates will engage in a Lincoln- Douglas style debate in Avila …

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Stabbing Suspect Being Charged as an Adult

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The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office files felony charges in the stabbing murder of a teenager on Monday. They decide to charge a 14-year-old boy as an adult in the murder of 15-year-old Marcos Arce Ramos.  Ramos was stabbed to death Monday afternoon during a fight between two groups of people on east Donovan road. 19-year-old Israel Gaspar Cruz …

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Grover Beach Police Clear Homeless Encampment

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Yesterday, Grover Beach Police cleared out a homeless encampment off Highway One near the Amtrak Station. Some of the transients were allowed to move to a nearby Pismo Beach campground.  Nonprofit agencies paid their space fees. 20-30 homeless people lived in the camp. Former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson toured the area about a month ago with neighbors, business owners …

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