Daily Briefs

Vehicle sparked Camino Fire in rural Arroyo Grande

BY KAREN VELIE Cal Fire San Luis Obispo investigators determined a broken catalytic converter sparked the Camino Fire in the Huasna area of rural Arroyo...

San Luis Obispo apartment renters have little space, research finds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo fairs among the worst cities in the country in the amount of personal space renters have in apartments. [Tribune]...

New COVID cases in SLO County continue dropping, 2 new deaths

By KAREN VELIE The number of new COVID infections in San Luis Obispo County decreased 33% during the past week, according to the SLO County...

Firefighters battle house fire in Nipomo

By KAREN VELIE Firefighters battled a fire at a home in Nipomo on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after noon, a caller reported a home on fire...

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Discovered

A harrowing dog attack in Cayucos

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

Life outside of Cayucos

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

A practical voters guide for peace of mind

By STEW JENKINS As I walk door-to-door campaigning for San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder a lot of voters ask how their mail-in ballots work, or...

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Uncovered SLO

Who will control the SLO County Board of Supervisors?

By KAREN VELIE With most of the ballots counted, it appears San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson is headed to a runoff with Dr....

California Republicans introduce bill to save Diablo Canyon

By KAREN VELIE California Republicans introduced legislation last week that would keep Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County operating beyond its...

Abortion rights group vandalizes pregnancy support center in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Supporters of a pro-abortion group called Jane’s Revenge allegedly vandalized a pregnancy support center in Paso Robles on Saturday morning, apparently following...

SLO County delays vote on administrator raises

By KAREN VELIE Amid outrage from line-level employees, San Luis Obispo County Director of Human Resources Tami Douglas-Schatz removed staff’s request to approve raises of...

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Opinion

A perfect storm at Diablo Canyon in SLO County

OPINION by JOEY RICANO There has always been a myriad of threats to the precious coast of California. Sewage, over fishing, oil drilling and recently,...

Higher interest rates, inflation could lower home prices in SLO County

Opinion by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Finance Area While the Federal Reserve’s actions to increase interest rates have placed home ownership even further out...

When will high energy prices and inflation come down?

OPINION by LARRY BITTNER If you ask most politicians when gasoline prices and inflation will come down, do not expect a clear answer. I started...

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