Daily Briefs

Fraudsters rip off California’s disability insurance system

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After acknowledging mass unemployment fraud amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of California is now faced with tens or hundreds of thousands...

Judge sentences Atascadero man to 28 years to life for sodomizing boy

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced an Atascadero man on Tuesday to 28 years to life in state prison for sodomizing a 6-year-old boy. Fred...

SLO County’s COVID-19 surge continues, hospitals overwhelmed

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County health officials reported a record high daily number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with a 14 day average...

San Luis Obispo City Council green lights large mixed-use development

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to give the green light to a proposed mixed-use project near the...

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Discovered

The young wives of Cayucos rule

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...

Happy holidays and seasonal happenings 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...

A Cayucos Christmas at Schooner’s Wharf

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...

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Uncovered SLO

Who are the players in the redistricting lawsuit against SLO County?

By KAREN VELIE SLO County Citizens for Good Government and three SLO County residents, registered Democrats, are challenging the county’s supervisor redistricting, saying that it...

Naked, fat man zoom bombs Templeton advisory meeting

By KAREN VELIE A fat, naked man describing sexual acts and cursing, Zoom bombed a Templeton Area Advisory Group meeting Tuesday evening as members critically...

SLO business owner wins fraud lawsuit against Yelp

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo businessman has won a case against Yelp, the crowd-sourced site offering reviews of businesses, over charges on his...

Cal Poly COVID-positive students decry deplorable conditions

By BEN DIGUGLIELMO With COVID-19 surging through the campus community, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo administrators have packed groups of eight infected students in small...

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Opinion

San Luis Obispo’s streets and walkways are becoming more hazardous

Opinion by KEN HERRMANN Simple and safe? Not in San Luis Obispo. Have you noticed changes as you move around in SLO lately? There are...

SLO County food bank employee critiques agency, gets fired

OPINION by KODY CAVA The open letter that got me fired, and why “anti-hunger” organizations have become part of the problem. The following is an...

Cal Poly’s booster mandate goes too far

OPINION by BEN DI GUGLIELMO In another step signaling the university’s commitment to endless COVID-19 mandates, California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo has officially required...

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