April, 2020

Have coronavirus cases peaked in San Luis Obispo County?

It has been five weeks since San Luis Obispo County had its first confirmed coronavirus case, and it appears new infection rates peaked weeks ago. While the county noted a surge in new cases during the last week in March,... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly holds virtual tomato plant sale

Cal Poly’s annual Tomato Spectacular plant sale will go on — with plants available for purchase online and scheduled pick-up times on campus. More than 70 different types of tomato plants will be available at the annual sale, with online... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest suspect in Los Osos stabbing

San Luis Obispo County deputies arrested a 28-year-old Los Osos man who is suspected of repeatedly stabbing a man on Thursday morning. At about 2:30 a.m., Matthew Robert Hathaway went to the victim’s home on the 1900 block of 10th... (Continue reading)

California to provide coronavirus relief funds to illegal immigrants

The state of California will distribute payments to illegal immigrants from a new $125 million coronavirus disaster relief fund, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday. [CNN] In attempt to make up for their exclusion from the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman details her coronavirus experience

OPINION by HEATHER MIKELONIS On March 7, my husband Kevin and I were exposed to the coronavirus from a couple we spent some time with, one of whom had a scratchy throat and the other had chills and fatigue the... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus springs Kelly Gearhart from federal prison

By KAREN VELIE Former San Luis Obispo County developer Kelly Gearhart is scheduled for an April 29 transfer from federal prison into confinement at his Wadsworth, Ohio home as part of a plan to limit the spread of the coronavirus... (Continue reading)

Deputies investigating reports of a stabbing in Los Osos

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating reports of a stabbing early Thursday morning in Los Osos. [KSBY] At about 2:30 a.m., a caller reported a stabbing in the 1900 block of 10th Street. It is unclear who was... (Continue reading)

Five youths arrested for attempted murder in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested five juveniles for allegedly carrying out gang-related assaults last month with weapons including bats and a machete. During the evening of March 6, a group of teens violently assaulted several other teens in... (Continue reading)

Sixteen inmates slated for release from SLO County Jail

Following two days of hearings in San Luis Obispo Superior Court, 16 inmates likely have been released or will be released from county jail as part of a state initiative to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in detention facilities. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

One dead, one injured after shooting at former judge’s Arroyo Grande home

By KAREN VELIE One man is hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds and the shooter is dead following a dispute at a former U.S. magistrate’s Arroyo Grande home on the 100 block of Pine Street. During an argument over “drug-related activity,”... (Continue reading)