Cal Poly kinesiology professor Suzanne Phelan has received a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health grant for gestational diabetes research. The study will involve at least 252 women who are at risk of recurring gestational diabetes.
“The Box: A Memoir” recounts tragedies that befell families decades apart in San Luis Obispo and Vietnam. Lynne Ludwick Higgins wrote the book decades after her uncle, Eddy Schultz, died during the Vietnam War.
Double-murder suspect Dave Thomas McCann pleaded not guilty Friday in Fresno County Superior Court. McCann, 49, is accused of killing his wife, Tierney Cooper-McCann, 37, of Clovis, and her mother, Judith Faye Cooper, 68, of Paso Robles, at their Clovis home on May 7. He escaped and was captured the following week in Monterey County.
The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed a single felony charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a child 14 or under against Jeremiah Linzie Blackwell, 42, a sixth-grade teacher in Monterey County and Los Osos resident.
The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission heard a report Wednesday from city officials on growth management that projects a population of 57,200 in San Luis Obispo by the year 2035, from its current total of 46,456. City officials say resources are adequate for buildout in 2035. Some members of the public say they don’t believe the city is accounting well enough for affordable housing and climate change.
Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Paso Robles Memorial Day celebration at the District Cemetery, which featured a barbecue, a flyover by Estrella Warbirds Museum members, speeches by local veterans and a patriotic sing-along. From the Marines to the Coast Guard, former and current members of every branch of the military were in attendance, along with their families and friends.
An anonymous call Wednesday afternoon led to a lockdown at the California Men’s Colony, according to CMC spokeswoman Lt. Monica Ayon. An investigation is underway to determine whether contraband was smuggled in by inmates allowed outside on fire crews — or whether the tip was false.
Agendas for government meetings in San Luis Obispo County for the week of May 30, including the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission, Pismo Beach City Council and San Luis Obispo Committee on School District Organization.