March, 2020

Coronavirus versus the Goddess of Justice

OPINION by STEW JENKINS How is the battle between the coronavirus and California’s courts going? So far, the virus is winning; but there is hope for a counterattack by the Goddess of Justice in June or July. If we are... (Continue reading)

Are the numbers of new SLO County coronavirus cases leveling?

San Luis Obispo County’s attempts to control the spread of the coronavirus appear to be working, with the virus continuing a slow uptick in newly infected individuals. With the three additional cases reported today, 80 residents have tested positive since... (Continue reading)

Cayucos pier and parking lots close, we need our beaches

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 original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN They’ve attempted to close our beach.... (Continue reading)

Two more Santa Barbara County deputies contract coronavirus

Shortly after two Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies tested positive for the coronavirus, another two deputies did as well, including one who works in the county jail. A relative of one of the infected deputies has also tested positive for... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach teen batters Vons security guard

A 16-year-old thief used a bottle of alcohol to assault a Vons market security guard in Grover Beach Monday afternoon, according to the city’s police department. The juvenile robber managed to get away after the assault but was caught later... (Continue reading)

Central Coast doctors offer advice and seek help on COVID-19

Opinion by Nels Gerhardt M.D. and Brett Wilson II M.D. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also your neighbors, friends, and the local doctors who... (Continue reading)

SLO County coronavirus cases increase to 77, many recovered

More than two weeks after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in San Luis Obispo County, 77 residents have tested positive. Of those, 35 percent have recovered. Contractors have started work on a “step down site” at Cal Poly, for... (Continue reading)

Oceano fire tax headed for a recount

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office will conduct a recount of ballots  cast for and against the Oceano fire tax initiative, which narrowly failed to pass. Measure A-20 was supported by 66.12 percent of voters, while 33.88 percent voted against... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill confirms suicide attempt

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill confirmed he attempted suicide earlier this month, in a statement released today. Hill attributes his attempt on his life to the stresses of running for office. After inching in front of his political... (Continue reading)

Two Santa Barbara County deputies test positive for coronavirus

Two Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Both deputies are recovering at home. The first deputy who tested positive, last patrolled the Santa Maria area on March 21. The next day, he fell ill, experiencing... (Continue reading)