Daily Briefs

SLO County unemployment rate drops to record low

Unemployment tumbled to an all time low in San Luis Obispo County in May as the region gained about 200 new jobs during the past...

Santa Barbara County deputies seize 20 tons of illegal cannabis

Law enforcement officers seized about 20 tons of illegal cannabis grown at a 60 acre cultivation site in Santa Barbara County during a four-day operation...

Five killed in shooting and trailer fire in Santa Maria

A gunman opened fire at a senior citizens mobile home park in Santa Maria on Friday, killing two elderly men, and authorities later found the...

Investigators find more human remains in Morro Bay

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies found additional human remains in Morro Bay on Friday while searching an area along side Highway 1. [Tribune] On...

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Discovered

The pirate, a Cayucos celebrity

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an...

A wasted, empty gym in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an...

Happily homeless in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an...

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Uncovered SLO

Templeton man agrees not to grow cannabis outdoors, plants 15 acres

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after negotiating an agreement not to grow cannabis outdoors for 20 years, the owners of an indoor marijuana grow in Templeton...

Kelly Gearhart’s sentence reduced five years

By KAREN VELIE Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart won a five-year sentence reduction on June 11. He is now scheduled for release on March...

SLO County promoting marijuana over hemp

By KAREN VELIE While growing and selling marijuana is legal in San Luis Obispo County, officials are planning to place a temporary moratorium on the...

Cal Poly awards Carson Starkey a degree posthumously

Cal Poly awarded a degree posthumously to Carson Starkey, the victim of a 2008 fraternity hazing incident, at the university’s graduation ceremony held over the...

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Opinion

San Francisco vape ban embraces harm over science

OPINION by YAËL OSSOWSKI In an attempt to curb youth vaping, the Board of Supervisors of the city of San Francisco voted yesterday to ban...

Proud to say I have committed to play baseball for my dad at Cal Poly

OPINION by BROOKS LEE Cal Poly is an amazing school with resources that apply to everyone who goes there. For me, the one resource I...

T. Keith Gurnee
Governor Newsom and the sanctuary state

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Gov. Gavin Newsom, having recently released his revised 2019-2020 California budget with its highly touted $21.5 billion surplus, is doubling-down...

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