August, 2019

San Luis Obispo water company sells to Nestle

A water company headquartered for decades in San Luis Obispo has sold to the world’s largest food and drink business, Nestle. [Cal Coast Times] This month, Nestle took over ownership of Crystal Springs Water Co. from the Mulay family. The... (Continue reading)

Fact check: No meth found in home during search for chief’s gun

Clarification: SLO Police officers found a pipe at Cheyne Orndoff and Vanessa Bedroni’s home they listed as a meth pipe in their report. However, the pipe, which is sold for cannabis use, was not procured as evidence. By KAREN VELIE... (Continue reading)

CHP officers chase suspect through Los Padres forest, video

The California Highway Patrol has released aerial footage of last week’s chase from Pismo Beach to the Los Padres National Forest that shows the suspect driving off-road, dodging spike strips and running away from authorities. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday... (Continue reading)

South SLO County Sanitation district labor agreement in trouble

A controversial project labor agreement for the construction of a redundancy project at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District appears to be dead in the water after union representatives stopped responding to district staff. A disagreement that might... (Continue reading)

California commission to meet in SLO over planned PG&E rate hike

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a pair of meetings in San Luis Obispo this week to gather input from local residents and ratepayers on PG&E’s plan to raise rates to offset the rising cost of decommissioning the... (Continue reading)

Trump sues California over tax return law

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party filed lawsuits on Tuesday against the state of California for enacting a law that requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in California. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Apartment fire in SLO started by plastic food containers left on stove

Tupperware left on a stove sparked an apartment fire in San Luis Obispo Monday evening, according to the city’s fire department. [KSBY] At about 8:00 p.m., a fire broke out inside an apartment in the 800 block of Boysen Avenue.... (Continue reading)

Mitzi to the rescue at Happy Jacks Saloon in Morro Bay

Editor’s Note: The following series of tales from behind the bar, “Happy Jacks Saloon: The Last Morro Bay Fisherman’s Dive,” to be posted bi-weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin. By DELL... (Continue reading)

Two people injured in DUI crash in SLO

A man allegedly driving under the influence Saturday night veered into oncoming traffic on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo, colliding with one vehicle and crashing head-on into an SUV, the driver of which was ejected and suffered... (Continue reading)

The SLO police chief, her lost gun, and a conflux of failures

By KAREN VELIE For more than a year, Cheyne Orndoff has asked the county to correct an error that lists him as a convicted man on probation in a law enforcement database, when he was actually the victim of the... (Continue reading)