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Multiple entities vaccinating residents of SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department, local hospitals and several pharmacies have administered thousands of vaccines to local residents. The four San Luis Obispo County hospitals have provided employees a first vaccination and some employees both doses. The hospitals... (Continue reading)

Unemployment in SLO County soars during lockdown

BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate climbed in December as the region lost approximately 800 jobs amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Layoffs prompted by California’s shelter at home order... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD manager’s PPP payout raises questions

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District Manager Charles Grace took two payments totaling more than $200,000 in the first round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) money. But the workers he claimed in one program application were contractors and... (Continue reading)

Shooting leads deputies on high-speed chase from Oceano to Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after reports of a shooting Thursday morning, an allegedly intoxicated Grover Beach man led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Oceano to Santa Maria, which ended in a car crash. At... (Continue reading)

Man accused of raping woman in assisted living facility in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A worker at several assisted living homes in Santa Barbara County allegedly engaged in sex acts with three elderly patients, raping at least one of them. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives, along with Santa Barbara police officers,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County judge halts more cases against BLM protesters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Tuesday halted the criminal case against five Black Lives Matter protesters who are being prosecuted for actions at a demonstration separate than the one that led to charges against activist... (Continue reading)

One man murdered, 12-year-old shot in Lompoc

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pair of shootings in Lompoc on Wednesday left a man dead and a 12-year-old boy wounded by an apparent stray bullet. First, at about 11:35 a.m., a 911 caller reported a shooting in an encampment located... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases continue to drop in SLO County, vaccine slots opening

The average weekly number of new coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo fell by 36.4% in the past seven days, as the county continues to vaccinate seniors 75 and above, according to the California Department of Public Health. Residents over... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County seeking community discounts for their employees

By KAREN VELIE After asking business owners to offer discounts to Santa Barbara County’s 4,600 employees, county staffers apologized for their “ill-conceived, ill-judged and poorly timed” request. In early January, Elizabeth Muro, the county’s health wellness partner, sent out a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police release images of Golden 1 Credit Union robber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police have released surveillance images of the man who robbed a Golden 1 Credit Union on Tuesday. At about 3 p.m., a man donning a hat, dark colored face mask and a tan colored jacket... (Continue reading)