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Storm related power outages throughout SLO County

From Nipomo to Cambria, hundreds of San Luis Obispo County PG&E customers are in the dark Thursday evening because of storm related issues. Strong winds have downed trees and power lines. At 10:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported southward... (Continue reading)

County supervisors in line for holiday pay raise

One week after granting themselves $1,000 each from county coffers, San Luis Obispo County supervisors will consider approving a 5 percent boost to their own paychecks. At last week’s board of supervisors meeting, the board voted unanimously to award a... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s six-figure pension club

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The number of retired public employees in San Luis Obispo County who are receiving yearly pensions of more than $100,000 continues to grow along with the more $500 million in unfunded pension liability. The highest earning pensioner... (Continue reading)

Election day: the races to watch

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson are not on today’s ballot, but their leadership style could lead to a switch from a liberal board to a conservative one. Supervisors Gibson, Hill and Caren... (Continue reading)

Democratic party losing members in SLO County

The number of voters in San Luis Obispo County registered Democratic has fallen over the past six years while Republicans hold their own and Independents increase in numbers. [Tribune] Between 2008 and 2014, the number of Democrats in the county... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County hires new public works director

The County of San Luis Obispo announced Tuesday it has hired Wade Horton as its new public works director. Horton will be directly responsible for overseeing the operations of the public works department, which has approximately 190 full-time employees. Currently,... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield responds to attack by Caren Ray

A columnist from Bakersfield wrote an editorial Tuesday on the “slugfest” between San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor candidates Caren Ray and Lynn Compton and Ray’s negative comments about Bakersfield. At a recent debate and on the Dave Congalton... (Continue reading)

SLO County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus

For the first time in 2014, a horse in San Luis Obispo County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the county health department. This year, mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus at the highest... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County makes the top 5 student truancy list

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County made the top-five list of California counties with the highest student truancy rates, according to a report released Friday by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. San Luis Obispo County had the fifth... (Continue reading)

SLO economic agency does not support local business

OPINION BY JOHN EWAN Last fall, in three months’ time, the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo (EVC), raised over $100,000.00 in fees from SLO county residents installing photovoltaic systems. The EVC gave ¾ of this money, $78,000.00, to... (Continue reading)



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