Daily Briefs

Oceano Dunes reopen despite lawsuit filed by environmental group

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity sued California State Parks, seeking to stop Friday’s reopening of the Oceano Dunes to vehicle traffic...

Protesters marched through SLO, seeking revolution

By RICHARD BASTIAN Approximately 100 protesters marched through San Luis Obispo on Thursday evening to promote their demands which include dropping charges for protesters, abolishing...

Arroyo Grande home destroyed by fire

A fire destroyed a large house in rural Arroyo Grande Thursday, displacing seven residents. [KSBY] Shortly after 4 p.m., a caller reported a fire at...

Man accused of trying to lure children with tobacco for sex

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old Solvang man last week for allegedly using flavored tobacco products to lure a 12-year-old...

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Discovered

Tourists overrun Cayucos during the off-season

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...

The Sea Shanty suffers the wrath of SLO County

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...

Makeshift dining in Cayucos during the coronavirus

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

Felons, investigations and residency issues mar SLO County politics

By KAREN VELIE With many divided along political lines, felons, people charged with misdemeanors, others under investigation for corruption and a mayor who has not...

Couple caught in SLO chief’s lost gun fiasco headed to trial

By KAREN VELIE District Court Judge Tim Covello has ruled that a video recording made during a warrantless search of a San Luis Obispo County...

SLO County’s coastline rising, while Santa Barbara County sinks

By CCN STAFF Rising sea levels do not impact all communities along the coastline of California equally, as some communities are rising while other areas...

San Luis Obispo County officials spar over campaign limits

By KAREN VELIE In a 3-1 vote that led to name calling and accusations of criminal acts, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors...

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Opinion

Will SLO successfully deceive voters that taxes are an investment?

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Question: What kind of city asks its voters to approve tripling its sales tax without mentioning the words “tax” or “sales...

Don’t fall for the hype – Prop 15 hurts businesses, farms, ranches

OPINION by BRENT BURCHETT You guys really seem to hate your farmers and ranchers here. Coming to California from Kentucky a year and a half...

T. Keith Gurnee
It’s time to defund the SLO Chamber of Commerce

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Thanks to Jeff Buckingham’s recent opinion piece in CCN calling for approval of Measure G-20 to increase our sales taxes,...

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