SLO County prosecutors reach settlement with pesticide company

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, along with 16 other California DA’s offices, have reached a $575,000 settlement with a pesticide company over repeated regulatory violations and unfair business practices. Pestmaster Services LP, formerly known... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande back in regional recycled water project

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 14 to rejoin Pismo Beach and Grover Beach in Central Coast Blue, a regional recycled water project set to bring a reliable water source to the Five Cities... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay City Council’s behind closed door decisions

Writer’s Note: This is part four of a story, told in installments, about the corruption involved in Morro Bay’s water reclamation facility. Part one is about Morro Bay City Council’s bait-and-switch. OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY From the start and every... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom defeats recall in landslide election

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office after defeating the state’s recall initiative by a 64 percent to 36 percent vote on Tuesday. A majority vote was needed in order to recall Newsom. Proponents of the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man robbed at gunpoint while walking his dog

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Police are looking for two men who robbed a man at gunpoint on Alder Street near Sunset Drive on Monday morning. Shortly before 6 a.m., the victim was walking his dog when a silver sedan... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s COVID-19 cases down, 7 new deaths

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported seven new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and a decline in new cases from a daily average of 116 to 96. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range in age from their... (Continue reading)

Correctional officer allegedly assaulted banker in Grover Beach

BY KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police today arrested a correctional officer at California Men’s Colony who is accused of making a racial slur against a manager at the Grover Beach Wells Fargo branch, and then attacking the bank employee as... (Continue reading)

Fire destroyed building at Camp San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A fire destroyed a building at Camp San Luis Obispo Monday night, located near the intersection of O’Connor Way and Sutter Avenue. Firefighters arrived at the camp to find the 40 foot by 40 foot building engulfed... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for Templeton fire training ground vandals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities are searching for suspects involved in repeated vandalism of the Templeton fire department’s training grounds. Over the past month, fire crews have discovered large amounts of graffiti and broken tools at the training grounds located at... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies San Luis Obispo teen killed in crash

By JOSH FRIEDNAN The California Highway Patrol has identified the 17-year-old San Luis Obispo boy killed in a three-car crash near Cal Poly on Saturday as Finnegan Lee Hartford Osbaldeston. Shortly before 7 a.m., Osbaldeston was driving a white Volvo... (Continue reading)