June, 2020

SLO County votes for minor reductions in public safety funding

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to cut funding for public safety departments by 1 percent and all other departments by 4 percent to make up for budget shortfall because of the coronavirus. During the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police order shelter in place, active shooter

Paso Robles police asked residents to shelter in place Wednesday morning while they look for an active shooter near the city park. Shortly after 3 a.m., multiple gun shots were fired near the Paso Robles Police Department. One officer is... (Continue reading)

McClatchy cuts costs, Tribune abandons new office

A little more than a year after moving into a downsized office, the San Luis Obispo Tribune is now giving up its new smaller headquarters, as The McClatchy Company has decided to make seven of its newsrooms operate remotely for... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria attempted murder suspects arrested for failed kidnapping attempt

Two Santa Maria men suspected of an attempted murder in the Northern Santa Barbara County city allegedly tried to kidnap a truck driver at knifepoint in Kern County. On Sunday, two Hispanic males attempted to kidnap a female truck driver... (Continue reading)

Missing Santa Barbara nurse captured on surveillance video in Ventura

Santa Barbara police are still searching for a Cottage Hospital nurse who went missing late last month month, though investigators say they have determined she was in the city of Ventura last week. Ashley Lynn Zachman, 36, was last seen... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow bars to begin reopening on Friday

The state of California will allow bars to reopen on Friday in counties that meet the criteria to enter phase 3 of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. Also on Friday, the state will permit the reopening of other types of... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases surge in California, steady uptick in SLO County

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in California, with newly confirmed cases spiking on Friday at 3,600. More than 70 percent of coronavirus cases in the state are located in a handful of Southern California counties. On the other side... (Continue reading)

Unbearable boredom in Cayucos during the coronavirus

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 Who at this point wants to... (Continue reading)

The lack of transparency of our state and San Luis Obispo governments

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Former mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff to president Obama, Rahm Emanuel once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” By exploiting the chaos presented by the coronavirus crisis, our state... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police searching for missing nurse

The Santa Barbara Police Department is searching for a Cottage Hospital nurse who went missing on May 29. Ashley Lynn Zachman, 36, was last seen leaving work at 5 p.m. She did not show up for her next shift at... (Continue reading)