April, 2020

Oceano fire tax fails after recount

Oceano Community Services District’s attempt to implement a $180 annual flat-rate special fire tax to property owners through a recount of a vote that lost by a slim margin, has failed. The Oceano 911 Committee asked the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Will SLO County release 50 jail inmates under state order?

Despite opposition from both the San Luis Obispo County sheriff and district attorney, an estimated 50 inmates could be released from the county jail under a state of California judicial order that took effect on Monday. The California Judicial Council... (Continue reading)

Deputy arrested for falsifying evidence to convict an innocent person

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office charged a sheriff deputy on Friday with two felonies related to his arrest of a woman he wrongly believed to be under the influence of a controlled substance. On Nov. 12, Richard Barrios III,... (Continue reading)

SLO County planning phased end to shelter at home rules

San Luis Obispo County Administrator Wade Horton announced the county is considering a phased end to shelter at home rules during Monday’s press briefing. Before moving forward, the county wants to make sure the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues... (Continue reading)

Police cite seven men $1,000 each for group beer run

Santa Cruz police officers cited seven men Friday night with $1,000 tickets for violating California’s shelter-in-place order by hanging out outside a 7-Eleven. The men had driven from the Bay Area city of Fremont to buy beer in Santa Cruz.... (Continue reading)

Playing the pandemic blues

OPINION by JOHN SUMMER As someone who has spent a great deal of time in the world of journalism, I thought I’d offer my perspective on how the national media shapes what we are perceiving with this pandemic and how... (Continue reading)

Armed man robs Paso Robles yogurt shop

Paso Robles police are searching for a man who robbed the frozen yogurt shop Yogurt Creations at gunpoint Sunday night. At about 8:15 p.m., a man entered Yogurt Creations with his face covered in a black mask. He approached the... (Continue reading)

Goleta man arrested after vicious dog attack

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Goleta man after two of his dog’s attacked and seriously injured a person. At about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, the dog’s broke through a fence and attacked a victim on San Milano Drive.... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony inmate infected with coronavirus

A California Men’s Colony inmate who recently fell ill is the first to test positive for the coronavirus at the prison located in San Luis Obispo County, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Five inmates were tested... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill resigns as board chair

By KAREN VELIE Bowing to community pressure, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill announced on Saturday afternoon he would be relinquishing his role as chairman, while remaining on the board of supervisors. In a letter emailed to the county,... (Continue reading)