Honor Laura Mordaunt, a San Luis Obispo County giant

OPINION by RANDALL JORDON I wanted to write a note inviting folks to “Celebration of Life” for Laura Mordaunt. What Laura Mordaunt meant to SLO County On May 30, 2024 a true patriot superstar left this earth to join her... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle blaze at apartment in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE Firefighters battled a blaze at the Madonna Road Apartments in San Luis Obispo on Friday night. Shortly after 9 p.m., a caller reported a fire at an upstairs unit at the apartment complex. Firefighters saved two cats.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police searching for men involved in fight

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police are asking for the public’s help identifying a group of men involved in a fight in a parking lot near Jacks Bar and Grill on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., a caller reported... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man crashes into trash truck, arrested for drugs

By KAREN VELIE A 34-year-old man crashed into a trash truck on Farroll Avenue in Arroyo Grande on Wednesday. He was subsequently arrested for drugs. Shortly after 9 a.m., a caller reported a reckless driver in the area of Farroll... (Continue reading)

Summer at the last outpost in Cayucos

By DELL FRANKLIN Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “The ballplayer’s Son” is... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court strikes down citizen’s ballot initiative

Opinion by California Senate Republicans Today, the California Supreme Court struck down a ballot initiative that would limit the government’s ability to raise taxes without public approval. In a nearly unprecedented move, California’s highest court – stacked with Democrat-appointed justices... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver slams into San Luis Obispo police vehicle on DUI patrol

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An alleged drunk driver slammed into a San Luis Obispo police vehicle that was out on DUI patrol Wednesday night. Two officers who were on DUI saturation patrol stopped a vehicle by the intersection of Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Hundred gallons of sewage spill in Pismo Beach

By KAREN VELIE An overflow of approximately 100 gallons of raw sewage flowing into the ocean near Pismo Beach resulting in a warning to avoid contact with ocean water, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department. At... (Continue reading)

Teen boy struck and killed by train in Montecito

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A train struck and killed a teenage boy in Montecito on Wednesday.  Shortly before 2 p.m., Santa Barbara resident Ryan Bradley Chapman, 15, was walking on the railroad tracks near the 1700 block of Fernald Point Lane.... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle blaze at hotel in Pismo beach, everyone evacuated

By KAREN VELIE A fire at a hotel in Pismo Beach damaged 15 rooms early Wednesday morning. Shortly before 4 a.m., a caller reported a fire burning at the Grove at Pismo Beach. Firefighters evacuated guests and extinguished the blaze.... (Continue reading)