Daily Briefs

Victim of suspicious death in SLO identified

San Luis Obispo police identified the man found dead at the Silver City Mobile Home Park on South Higuera Street of suspicious circumstances as Nickolas...

Car discovered in Laguna Lake

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s dive team is checking out a car found in Laguna Lake on Monday. San Luis Obispo police and firefighters...

PG&E’s cozy relationship with public officials

After reading thousands of emails received as part of a California Public Records Act lawsuit settlement, San Bruno officials announced that state utility regulators were...

Lightning strike kills man at Venice Beach

A surprise lightning strike during a summer thunderstorm killed a 20-year-old man at Venice Beach Sunday afternoon. [LA Times] At least four lightning strikes hit...

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Discovered

Train rolls into the Mid-State Fair

By COLIN JONES I know it’s a cliché but nothing says summer like a warm, windless night in Chumash Arena at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds....

Get your name on a brick at the SLO Skate Park

The City of San Luis Obispo has started construction on the new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park and a projected grand opening is...

SLO Regional scouting: Cory Hahn comes to town

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The most acclaimed player at the first NCAA regional hosted by Cal Poly will not take the field this weekend in San...

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Eye on the Coast

Cal Poly green knockout, event photos

Cal Poly students attempted to break the official world record for the largest knockout basketball game Thursday night. Participants showed their team spirit by wearing...

The walking dead, event photos

The Walking Dead? More like the running dead. Saturday morning Cal Poly students dressed up in their goriest zombie costumes to run a 5K on...

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Uncovered SLO

SLO County policy changes under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County planners are attempting to strengthen a highly contested section of the county general plan that allows officials to...

County pension liability tops $346 million

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County employees’ pension plan has a $346 million unfunded liability, a matter of concern to the Grand Jury because...

Wallace’s continuing costs to South County residents

By KAREN VELIE Even though John Wallace is no longer the administrator of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, district ratepayers continue to...

Arroyo Grande commissioner accused of conflict of interest

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The lead architect of a proposed housing development in Arroyo Grande is a member of the city’s planning commission, a scenario, critics...

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Opinion

Here’s a vote for public comment

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a general rule, there’s nothing in New Times’ Shredder column that’s worth reading, much less commenting on. Also, as a...

Open letter to San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Bruce Gibson

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Dear Supervisor Gibson, Today, during my three minute public comment (for Items not on the agenda) and before you rudely interrupted...

Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are...

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Literary Corner

Season of the Beast, chapter 4

(Editors note: Season of the Beast is chilling tale of a gripping evil that blossoms in an unfortunate autumn for the residents of a small...

Season of the Beast, chapter 3

(Editors note: Season of the Beast is chilling tale of a gripping evil that blossoms in an unfortunate autumn for the residents of a small...

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