Daily Briefs

Cal Poly staffer in critical condition after intoxicated driver hit her

The woman who was knocked unconscious on a San Luis Obispo street by an alleged DUI driver on Friday is a Cal Poly staff member....

Truck catches fire on Highway 166, blaze spreads into brush

A commercial vehicle caught on fire Monday morning on Highway 166, which then sparked a brush fire east of Santa Maria, according to Cal Fire....

SLO County vote count continues as election officials come under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County election officials finished last week with still more than 34,000 ballots to be counted, as well as with...

Motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously injured in Nipomo crash

For the fourth time in a span of 36 days, a motorcyclist died in a South County crash. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7:30 p.m....

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Discovered

Central Coast winemakers create Firestone Walker’s anniversary ale

A late grape harvest in the Paso Robles wine country this year paved the way for a boisterous group of winemakers to help blend “XXII”—Firestone...

SLO woman celebrates 100th birthday

Surrounded by her family and friends, Dolores Thomas celebrated her 100 birthday at Las Brisas Retirement Community on Saturday. The San Luis Obispo centenarian commemorated...

Can local dogs break a Guinness World Record?

Members of he San Luis Obispo County Golden Retrievers will attempt to break the ‘largest dog photo shoot’ following their annual Goldens in the Park...

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Eye on the Coast

Holiday Fire in Goleta, video and photo gallery

A wildfire burning in the foothills above Goleta has consumed 50 to 80 acres and destroyed 20 structures.Santa Barbara County Fire produced the following videos...

Templeton High School seniors graduate, photos

Photos by Richard Bastian On Thursday evening, 188 Templeton High School graduating seniors received diplomas at the Eagles Stadium in the small community of Templeton....

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Uncovered SLO

Northern California fire becomes deadliest in state history

As fires ravage Northern and Southern California, an unusually high death toll is mounting, and one of the blazes has become the deadliest in state...

San Luis Obispo County public defenders sued for malpractice

By KAREN VELIE The family of a mentally ill man who died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail is suing two San Luis Obispo...

Inmate abuse allegations continue to dog SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE More than a year after the FBI mounted a criminal investigation into alleged civil rights abuses of inmates at the San Luis...

Dark fundraisers, marijuana and local city elections

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of pay-to-play in the lucrative cannabis industry, marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring and his marijuana brand Natural Healing Center hosted a...

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Opinion

Let’s stop wasting our votes

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT My votes for San Luis Obispo City Council just got wasted again. Just like in 2016. Just like before that. Election...

T. Keith Gurnee
Reflecting on the SLO mayor’s race

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE When I announced my candidacy for mayor of San Luis Obispo on May 13, I thought I had a chance....

Who’s paying for all those Arroyo Grande mailers anyway?

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill By now we’re getting used to the false statements and spin from Arroyo Grande mayor candidate Caren Ray-...

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