Daily Briefs

Teen shot and killed in Santa Maria

By KAREN VELIE A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Santa Maria early Sunday morning. Shortly after midnight, a caller reported hearing shots fired...

Crash on Highway 101 in SLO leaves on person with major injuries

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person suffered major injuries in a crash on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo early Saturday morning. Shortly after 3 a.m.,...

Three people injured, dog killed in RV fire in Atascadero

By KAREN VELIE Three people were injured and a dog was killed in a fire in a recreational vehicle in Atascadero on Saturday. Shortly before...

Injured hunter rescued after plunging off Santa Barbara County cliff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A deer hunter crashed an ATV and plunged 80 to 100 feet off a cliff in Santa Barbara County, resulting in a...

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Discovered

A pox on pickleball in SLO County II

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...

Unbearable Cayucos school board boredom

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...

Fourth of July parades and festivities in Atascadero and Templeton, photos

By CCN STAFF In a blast from a different era, locals greeted friends and neighbors at Templeton’s Fourth of July Parade. The parade included musicians,...

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Uncovered SLO

4 candidates vying for Pismo Beach Council, Councilwoman Blake out

By KAREN VELIE A city councilwoman, a real estate broker, a retired border patrol agent and an attorney are each vying for one of two...

Police admit error, dismiss citation against SLO County Observer

By KAREN VELIE Following allegations of retaliation, the San Luis Obispo Police Department dropped a traffic citation given to a man who had previously video...

SLO County upstarts grab a slice of cannabis kingpin’s empire

By KAREN VELIE When San Luis Obispo picked the people who would operate three marijuana retail shops in the city, they selected Helios Dayspring and...

Unsealed documents reveal discrepancies in Paul Flores’ story

By KAREN VELIE Unsealed court documents in the Kristin Smart murder case, including a 1996 interview with Flores, reveal the suspect’s repeated attempts to deceive...

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Opinion

Making progress on lowering costs and making communities safer

Opinion by Congressman Salud Carbajal A lot has happened in Washington these past few weeks, so I wanted to take a moment to share a...

SLO County’s clerk-recorder counts on herself

OPINION by CYNTHIA MUIR It’s amazing that San Luis Obispo County’s appointed clerk recorder Elaina Cano, relatively unknown, who barely campaigned if at all, would...

Support vehicles on the Oceano Dunes, win a trailer

OPINION by JIM SUTY The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area has been under constant threat of closure which forced a grassroots organization, Friends of...

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