April, 2020

District Attorney Dow objects to inmate release on zero bail

Opinion by SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow Although we face serious challenges not seen in more than one hundred years, we must earnestly reject the urge to surrender important rights under our Federal and State Constitutions. This Monday, our... (Continue reading)

Los Osos CSD seeking delay in sewer rate increase

The Los Osos Community Services District voted 4-1 on April 7 to ask the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to delay the sewer rate increase process because of the current shelter-at-home order. On March 4, the county sent... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County medical workers and deputies infected with coronavirus

The number of cornavirus cases in Santa Barbara County continues to rapidly increase propelled largely by cases in the North County where sheriff deputies, inmates and medical personnel have been especially hard hit. Of the 260 confirmed cases in Santa... (Continue reading)

Tribune is shameless Adam Hill cheerleader

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Reading the Tribune’s editorial today, my gag reflex kicked in at the very first paragraph. Let me say right off: That daily newspaper’s purposely and grievously negligent reporting on the latest, most serious, of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Man accused of stabbing a stranger outside SLO liquor store

An altercation between two homeless men outside a San Luis Obispo liquor store on Thursday turned into a stabbing, resulting in one man going to the hospital and the other to jail, according to police. At about 12:30 p.m., the... (Continue reading)

Drunk Arroyo Grande man responsible for his own death

An Arroyo Grande man who was killed after he walked in front of a car transporting four children, was highly intoxicated and responsible for his own death, Grover Beach police said. In the weeks following 33-year-old Justin Dean Truman Kissinger’s... (Continue reading)

One person killed, three injured in crash on Highway 154

A two vehicle collision near Santa Barbara on Thursday left one person dead and three others injured At about 6 p.m., a 911 caller reported the crash on Highway 154 near Painted Cave Road, according to the Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Has California stopped enforcing its plastic bag ban?

Despite there being bans throughout California on single-use plastic bags, local jurisdictions are now moving to prohibit customers from bringing reusable bags to grocery stores amid fears they could spread the coronavirus. [OC Register] Since the beginning of the outbreak,... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus paranoia syndrome hits Cayucos

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 It’s like waiting for the hammer... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach City Council supports proposed senior housing project

The Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to move forward with negotiations with the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) regarding a proposed affordable mixed-use senior housing project. The council’s vote directs City Manager Jim Lewis to... (Continue reading)