The long road back will clearly affect SLO City budgets

By Stephen Barasch and Leslie Halls According to the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, Jerome H. Powell, the domestic labor markets and the overall national economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic will be an expensive, long, and slow... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus outbreak at SLO assisted living facility

San Luis Obispo County health officials announced Tuesday information about a coronavirus outbreak at Vista Rosa Assisted Living in the city of SLO, where a total of seven individuals have contracted the virus. On Monday, the assisted living facility located... (Continue reading)

Deputies asking for video surveillance taken during Paso Robles manhunt

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in collecting video footage from homes and businesses in Paso Robles taken during the two day active shooter event. SLO County Sheriff’s detectives are leading the investigation... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita fire reportedly at 10 percent containment

A fire on the Riata Ranch in Santa Margarita has burned about 25 acres. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, a 911 caller reported the fire burning off Pozo Road near Las Pilitas Road. The fire, which was fueled by strong... (Continue reading)

Black organization accuses SLO mayor of cheap political tricks

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon has come under fire from the California Black Chamber of Commerce for attempting to link racism to global warming. Harmon, who has been a primary proponent of an ordinance supporting all... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 400 acres near Avila Beach

[UPDATE] #AvilaIC 25+ acres, evacuation advisory for Gragg Canyon Ranch area, HWY 101 N hard closure from Shell Beach Rd to Avila Beach Dr. Aircraft and #Firefighters are making good progress. pic.twitter.com/24mjEdPiyw — CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) June 15, 2020... (Continue reading)

California police unions advertise reform agenda

Three California police unions ran full-page advertisements on Sunday in major newspapers in the Golden State, as well as the Washington Post, calling for a nationwide set of policing reforms. Jointly, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, San Francisco Police... (Continue reading)

Stop the self-gratifying rhetoric, support Arroyo Grande police

OPINION by JIM HILL “Arroyo Grande looks at police practices after protests” –The Tribune, June 14. The Tribune article would be more accurately titled “Arroyo Grande City Council gave no thought to police practices until after protests.” Fortunately, their lack... (Continue reading)

Oceano official dubs flag supporting officers a sign of white supremacy

Clarification: Replogle used the wording quoted to her in the story. She said the flag hung on Linda Austin’s property was a sign of white supremacy, and not of racism. By KAREN VELIE Protests over the death of George Floyd... (Continue reading)

Imagine if you were black

OPINION by DELL FRANKLIN We, as white citizens of this country, owe it to ourselves to try as hard as we can to imagine what it is like being black in America, and, more urgent, what it’s like growing up... (Continue reading)