April, 2020

Get a handle on the virus before opening the county

OPINION by RICKI LANSING My elderly parents live in San Luis Obispo County where they are considering opening the county now. I have some concerns about SLO County reopening. I understand through the news media that SLO County is considering... (Continue reading)

Cop impersonator shoots at woman in Atascadero

An Atascadero man who had been pretending to be a law enforcement officer allegedly fired a shot into the vehicle of a woman attempting to get away from him, police said. On April 11, at 2:20 a.m., police responded to... (Continue reading)

SLO County hit with a surge in new coronavirus cases, 14 in one day

San Luis Obispo County saw its biggest jump on Friday of confirmed coronavirus cases, following an increase in testing from private labs. After averaging about two new cases a day, on Wednesday the county had eight confirmed cases, seven on... (Continue reading)

Oceano Community Services District reduces fiscal oversight

During a virtual meeting with low public attendance, on April 22 the Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors elected to reduce the number of people required to sign checks, from two to one: either the district’s general manager or... (Continue reading)

NBC reporter falsely claims SLO County restaurants reopening

A Today Show  reporter on Thursday incorrectly reported that San Luis Obispo County plans to end shelter at home rules for dine-in restaurants on May 1. In addition, the reporter said other types of businesses were also set to reopen... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony employee tests positive for coronavirus

A day after announcing the second coronavirus case among inmates at the California Men’s Colony, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced a staffer at the San Luis Obispo County prison had tested positive for the virus. The new... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Grover Beach home

A Grover Beach house burst into flames Thursday evening, sending a large plume of smoke into the air above the South County city. Callers reported the fire at approximately 6:25 p.m. at a home located at 250 Beckett Place, according... (Continue reading)

Driver extricated after crashing into Los Osos home

A female driver crashed into a house in Los Osos house Thursday morning, requiring firefighters to extricate the driver from the vehicle. At about 10:40 a.m., the woman crashed into a residence in the 1700 block of 5th Street, according... (Continue reading)

Congalton to revisit 2008 Kelly Gearhart interview

Kelly Gearhart lashed out against CalCoastNews reporters in 2008 on Dave Congalton’s KVEC radio talk show, saying reporters were wrong about the value of properties and legal requirements. During the same show, one of Gearhart’s bankers claimed that reporters had... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles garbage rate hike challenged

A Paso Robles man is questioning a proposed garbage rate hike and noting the city’s waste disposal contract has not been put out for competitive bid since at least 1993. “And that contract apparently has never been bid,” said Dan... (Continue reading)