April, 2020

Woman killed in crash on Highway 46 near Paso Robles

A 25-year-old woman from Tulare died Saturday evening after driving off Highway 46 north of Paso Robles. Shortly after 6 p.m., Brittany Muldrow was driving a black Volvo westbound on Highway 46 near Gruenhagen Flats Road at a high-rate of... (Continue reading)

Comparing coronavirus cases in Central Coast counties

Following a three day surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County, during the past two days there have been only three new cases of the virus. County officials are planning a phased reopening of the economy based... (Continue reading)

Fair Political Practices Commission counsels Supervisor Bruce Gibson

After a lengthy investigation into an allegation San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson violated conflict of interest laws, the Fair Political Practices Commission sent a letter advising Gibson he needs to update his understanding of the rules, and announcing... (Continue reading)

Let’s reopen San Luis Obispo County

OPINION by LINDA BECKER San Luis Obispo County data indicates we are ready for a phased in reopening. As a retired nurse, who specialized in infection prevention and control for more than three decades, I support our County Board of... (Continue reading)

Former San Luis Obispo resident accuses Biden of sexual assault

Former San Luis Obispo resident Tara Reade accused Joe Biden in March of sexual misconduct, a claim that she now describes as sexual assault, according to the Intercept. Adding support to Reade’s allegation is a recently discovered recording of Reade’s... (Continue reading)

Officers searching for hit-and-run driver in Los Osos

California Highway Patrol officers are searching for the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that crashed into a motorcyclist in Los Osos on Saturday afternoon and then drove away. Shortly before 5 p.m., the 57-year-old motorcyclist was headed eastbound on... (Continue reading)

Pandemic or not, spring has arrived in SLO County

PHOTOS by RICHARD BASTIAN Poppies bloom and horses prance through green meadows, oblivious to the current chaos. On a drive through San Luis Obispo County, photographer Richard Bastian snapped pictures that capture the beauty of our community in the spring.... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo County willing to kill us?

OPINION by JERRY BUNIN No matter how hard I try, I can’t stop being extremely angry that local government is trying to assign some economic value to my life. My life is priceless. So is yours. Government shouldn’t be willing... (Continue reading)

Three inmates and one staffer at California Men’s Colony infected with coronavirus

A third inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Medical personnel have tested 22 CMC inmates for the virus. Of... (Continue reading)

Employee at skilled nursing facility in Templeton contracts coronavirus

An employee at Vineyard Hill’s Health Center in Templeton tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, which has prompted testing of all staff and employees at the rehabilitation facility, according to San Luis Obipos County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein.... (Continue reading)