Daily Briefs

Producer ordered to stand trial on sex charges in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Maria judge ruled a Hollywood producer accused of rapes in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles County must stand trial for...

Driver wanted for robbery at golf course in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police are looking for a man who stole gas from the city’s Laguna Lake Golf Course early Monday morning....

Lucia Mar agrees to pay $10 million to sexual molestation survivor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Lucia Mar Unified School District has agreed to pay a $10 million settlement to the special-needs girl whom a district bus...

SLO police searching for woman with stolen credit cards

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police are asking the public for help identifying a woman who is suspected of using stolen credit cards at...

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Discovered

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...

Slapping hats with Raider Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks

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...

Portrait of a Cayucos artist as a young man

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

Prosecutors recommend cannabis kingpin spend 27 months in prison

By KAREN VELIE Federal prosecutors laid out more details of San Luis Obispo County cannabis kingpin Helios Dayspring’s illegal activities as they recommended a 27-month...

State Commission points to fatal flaw in APCD Oceano Dunes dust science

By KAREN VELIE State commissioners accuse San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) staff of failing to follow the basic standard of practice...

SLO County Democratic candidates disguised as Republicans

By KAREN VELIE Deceptive slate mailers were recently sent to registered Republicans in three San Luis Obispo County districts, in what appears to be a...

Did Paso Robles vineyard owner make illegal campaign donations?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Swiss billionaire and owner of Halter Ranch Vineyard in rural Paso Robles, Hansjörg Wyss, is facing allegations he bankrolled Democratic causes with...

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Opinion

A vote for Lynn Compton, is a vote for our neighborhoods

OPINION by PAUL HERTEL Let me tell you why I’m endorsing Lynn Compton for San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisor. Lynn was the only...

Vote for anyone but Geoff Auslen, the owner of Glenn’s repair

OPINION by THOMAS DAWSON SLO County supervisor candidate Geoff Auslen has earned the dubious distinction of being one of the rudest business owners in Atascadero....

It’s time to support safe routes to schools in Oceano

OPINION by CHARLES VARNI If you live in the Fourth District, please call or email San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Compton with the message that...

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