August, 2020

SLO County coronavirus cases surpass 1,900

San Luis Obispo County reported 109 new coronavirus cases and one death during the past three days, according to the county health departments reports released on Monday. Of the 1,902 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 1,553 individuals have recovered,... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus crisis in Paso Robles, social distancing needed

Statement from Paso Robles City Manager Tom Frutchey We have entered a critical period for the pandemic in the City. Our zip code has had 133 new cases in just the last 10 days; that compares to only 313 new... (Continue reading)

Crash ignites fire at gourmet food shop in Cambria

A pickup truck crashed into both a Cambria gourmet food shop and a gas line Saturday afternoon, sparking a fire that possibly destroyed the building in which the business is located. The truck crashed into A Matter of Taste, a... (Continue reading)

Pond Fire reaches 2,005 acres, 60 percent containment

The Pond Fire, burning in rural Santa Margarita and Creston, has scorched 2,005 acres and is 60 percent contained, according to a Monday morning Cal Fire press release. The fire also destroyed two structures. In anticipation of elevated winds and... (Continue reading)

SLO protesters target Giuseppe’s restaurant over political donation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Black Lives Matter protesters gathered and chanted outside downtown San Luis Obispo restaurants where people were dining outdoors on Friday, specifically targeting Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant over its past support of Sheriff Ian Parkinson. “Hey hey, ho ho.... (Continue reading)

Evacuations ordered, Pond Fire burns1550 acres and two structures

The Pond Fire, located in rural Santa Margarita and Creston, has burned 1,550 acres and two structures, according to Cal Fire on Sunday morning. The fire is currently 10 percent contained. San Luis Obispo County has ordered people to evacuate... (Continue reading)

Pond Fire burns 400 acres in rural Santa Margarita

A fast moving fire burning off Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita has grown to more than 400 acres. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Pond Fire was spotted burning near the 3400 block of Kattacreek Road. Cal Fire... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission loses legal battle to Friends of Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE A multiyear contentious legal battle ended Friday with a judge ordering the California Coastal Commission to pay Friends of the Oceano Dunes $252,726 for attorney’s fees and costs. In late 2017, the commission approved a large expansion... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s Dan Dow responds to questions about prosecuting worshipers

In response to questions from Tribune reporter Matt Fountain about why San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said he would not prosecute people for singing in houses of worship, Dow provided his answers to CalCoastNews for the community... (Continue reading)