San Simeon CSD caught encroaching on a neighbor, again

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District officials are in hot water again, this time for constructing a staircase and a viewing area on property they do not own. Decades ago, the San Simeon district built a staircase to... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man arrested for child molestation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police officers arrested a 42-year-old man on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a child on an ongoing basis over the last four years. Officers first learned of the molestation on Tuesday, police said. Police located Pablo... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man sentenced to 56 years to life for murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced a 40-year-old Grover Beach man on Tuesday to 56 years to life in prison for the 2018 murder of 26-year-old Kristen Marti. Wielding a knife, Robert Koehler slit Marti’s throat. The... (Continue reading)

Catherine Swysen appointed SLO County Superior Court judge

By KAREN VELIE Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the appointment of Catherine Swysen to a judgeship in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. Swysen, 61, of Santa Barbara County, has been managing partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle since... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police seek help identifying thieves

By KAREN VELIE The Grover Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying two men who attempted to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in the 1400 block of west Grand on Tuesday morning, police said.  A resident... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teacher accused of touching students, making threats

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero Middle School teacher is in jail for allegedly threatening and terrorizing others after he was accused of inappropriate contact with a student. Health and physical education teacher James Klink posted dozens of bizarre rants on... (Continue reading)

Nonprofit providing food, supplies to SLO County disaster victims

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The nonprofit Global Empowerment Mission will distribute boxes of food and supplies this week to San Luis Obispo County residents affected by the recent storms. Distributions will take place at the the Disaster Recovery Center located at... (Continue reading)

Gunman shoots man in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a man in Santa Barbara on Monday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the 1200 block of San Pascual Street. Responders arrived at the scene and found... (Continue reading)

We are the parents

OPINION by SARA SEMMES Even as a homeschooling mom in San Luis Obispo County, I still can’t help but feel compelled to stand up against what is going on in our public schools. It just plain feels wrong to the... (Continue reading)

Adopt a cockroach at the Charles Paddock Zoo

By KAREN VELIE Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero is offering a unique way to show your true affection, with adopt-a-cockroach. During the month of February, you can give that special someone in your... (Continue reading)