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By KAREN VELIE The ongoing fight over the fate of the Bethel Baptist Church of Grover Beach has been complicated by an IRS decision to revoke the church’s nonprofit status. [Cal Coast Times] A former pastor and his executive staff failed to report income taxes and stopped withholding taxes from employees. The loss of the […] [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
A wrong-way driver crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Highway 101 in Paso Robles early Monday morning, killing one person, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the two vehicles collided on northbound Highway 101 near the Spring Street offramp. The wrong-way driver reportedly survived the crash and fled […] [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
A Los Osos mother of a 3-year-old girl is asking people to extinguish their fire pits after her daughter burned her feet in a covered fire pit, according to a Facebook post. On July 7, Kaycee Gonzales’ daughter Alivia was attending a family picnic at Montana De Oro when she walked about 20 feet from […] [...]
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
A woman was killed and a man suffered major injuries Saturday evening in a single vehicle crash on Union Road in rural Paso Robles, according to the CHP. [KSBY] At about 6:30 p.m., the man was driving a vehicle westbound on Union Road when he drove off the road and crashed into an oak tree. […] [...]
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
An 18-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash at the Ocean Dunes on Saturday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 p.m., the teen was riding a motorcycle behind another rider on a 30 foot dune when the teen lost control of his bike and hit the ground. State Park rangers and lifeguards responded to […] [...]
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Thursday evening to approve a proposed $124 million new Morro Bay sewer project. [Cal Coast Times] After years of planning, city officials plan to build a 15 acre wastewater treatment and water reclamation plant on a 396 acre property currently outside the city limits. The city council plans […] [...]
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
By JOSH FRIEDMAN At the conclusion of a daylong hearing on Thursday that drew hundreds of people from across the state, the California Coastal Commission decided to postpone a plan to begin phasing out off-road vehicle riding at the Oceano Dunes. Last month, Coastal Commission staff published a report stating off-road vehicle use at the […] [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
A little more than a day after apparently stealing San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s gun, which she left in an El Pollo Loco bathroom stall, a man turned in the weapon at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s substation in Los Osos. [Cal Coast Times] At about noon Wednesday, Cantrell was eating lunch […] [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
On the same day the California Coastal Commission met to discuss limiting Oceano Dunes access to off-road vehicles, a man died in a motorcycle crash at the dunes. [Cal Coast Times] Officials have identified the man who died Thursday as Glendale, Arizona resident Mario Olivas, who was in his upper 40s. The fatal crash marked […] [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
OPINION by KEVIN RICE The San Luis Obispo City Manager’s attempt to write the “rest of the story,” seal it with a kiss, and close the book is a disingenuous sham. This criminal act is not cured with an apology and paid training class. Police Chief Deanna Cantrell has committed  a crime and should be […] [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Roger reports a case of domestic violence over child custody on the 5100 block of Hollister. The fire department and medics are now responding. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
A homicide suspect is arrested in Santa Maria following the death of 28 year old Elyse Marie Erwin [mug] [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Edhat readers share [pics] of "hummingbird moths" and black skimmer sea birds. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider held a press conference on Monday, joining mayors across the nation, in support of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Does anyone know what happened near Dos Pueblos High School? [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Roger reports a bicyclist is injured in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Milpas. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Roger has the scanner reports. Ducks in the center divider looking to cross Highway 101 at State Street. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
An edhat subscriber shares that poems from Santa Barbara elementary students are on exhibit at Chaucer's Bookstore as well as in the lobby of the downtown library, and shares a poem in honor of National Poetry Month. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
State Route 246 passing lanes project will resume near Lompoc after its winter suspension. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Until April 24th, major repairs will be made to failed asphalt on Shoreline Drive, between Loma Alta and La Marina. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
The program was again recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts. [...]
Fri, Dec 05, 2014