SLO County marijuana mogul accused of fraud, again

BY CCN STAFF Six months after FBI agents raided his home on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo, marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring is facing allegations of fraud and breach of contract from one of his partners. William Szymczak, 81, formed... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for dog nabbed at local store

A local shopper at the Smart & Final on Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo left the store on Friday night to find their car had been stolen with their dog inside. Officers found the vehicle in Marina on Saturday,... (Continue reading)

Research study undercuts APCD Oceano Dunes dust claims

By KAREN VELIE A preliminary report from the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography casts additional doubt about the need to reduce dust blowing from the Oceano Dunes onto the Nipomo Mesa. Analyses of airborne particulate samples show that blowing sand... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus hospitalizations down in SLO County

By CCN STAFF While the number of people hospitalized in San Luis Obispo County continues to decline, the average number of new cases has slightly increased after Cal Poly students returned to campus for the fall season. In mid-August, SLO... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man sentenced to 47 years in prison

A 59-year- old Atascadero man who drugged teenagers at his home before raping them, was sentenced Thursday to 47 years and four months in prison. In September, a jury found Jess Drue Brasuell III, 59, guilty of 20 felony counts... (Continue reading)

California considering reparations for slavery

The state of California will consider issuing reparations for slavery to black residents. Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a bill into law on Wednesday that will create a task force to study the matter. AB 312, authored by Assemblywoman Shirly Weber... (Continue reading)

Fire leads to evacuation of SLO apartment complex

A fire that started at a homeless camp led to the evacuation of a San Luis Obispo apartment complex early Friday morning. Shortly before 4:30 a.m., a tree caught on fire at a homeless encampment located near Highway 101 and... (Continue reading)

Police arrest 5 for drug and firearms arrests at hotel in SLO

San Luis Obispo police officers arrested five suspects on a variety on drug and firearms charges outside a hotel on Monterey Street on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, investigators received information that wanted suspect Joshua Finneran, 33, was staying at a... (Continue reading)

Sweeney leads high-dollar SLO fundraising race

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo business owner Cherisse Sweeney is outpacing incumbent Mayor Heidi Harmon, while small business consultant Abrianna Torres has a huge lead over other city council candidates in a high-dollar San Luis Obispo fundraising battle. As... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police return missing World War 2 letters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Atascadero police officers located letters written by a soldier during World War II lying among allegedly stolen property, then tracked down the children of the deceased veteran and returned to them the family heirlooms. In September, officers... (Continue reading)