August, 2020

Oceano man killed in fall from courthouse

A man who was fleeing police officers in downtown San Luis Obispo early Sunday morning died at the SLO County courthouse, possibly as a result of jumping off the roof of the building. Officials have identified the man who died... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases up last week in SLO County

San Luis Obispo County reported an average of 35 daily new cases of coronavirus last week, up from an average of 25 a day a week earlier. During the past three days, SLO County reported 99 new coronavirus cases. San... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases on the rise at Cal Poly

Days prior to the scheduled return of students to the Cal Poly campus, the number of university community members with coronavirus cases is on the rise. As of Monday, Cal Poly has a total of 58 cases among students, faculty... (Continue reading)

Is an arsonist starting fires at the Oceano Dunes?

For the fifth time this month, a fire burned brush at the Oceano Dunes, leading to speculation someone maybe starting the fires. At about 3 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters responded to the Oceano Dunes for a report of a fire... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor’s Zoom meeting goes boom-boom

By KAREN VELIE What happens when a naked man Zoom bombs a meeting held by San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson? The meeting ends early, women claim they were sexually assaulted, and pussy hats are ordered. During an Aug.... (Continue reading)

Parody: SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon and Quinn Brady talk strategy

Mysterious cartoonist SLO Shank’s latest video portrays San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon and her close friend, and sometimes campaign manager, Quinn Brady discussing campaign strategy.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly: What about our community?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The Tribune’s recent report about Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong’s reopening plans highlighted a letter written and signed by 426 faculty, student, and staff members registering concerns about those flawed plans and their potential to... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police nab parolee armed with a loaded gun

Paso Robles police officers arrested a parolee on Wednesday who was found to be driving with drugs and a loaded pistol. An officer stopped a vehicle being driven by parolee Daniel Higgins. During a search of the car, the officer... (Continue reading)

21 more Santa Barbara County Jail inmates with coronavirus

Twenty-one additional Santa Barbara County Jail inmates tested positive for coronavirus this week. After an inmate tested positive for the coronavirus on Aug. 24, health personnel tested 66 inmates at the county jail. Of those, 21 tested positive. Nineteen of... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new plan permits beauty shops to reopen

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a more gradual color coded reopening plan on Friday that allows beauty shops and barber shop to open indoors with modifications. The state assigns every county a color, based on its rate of new cases and... (Continue reading)