Black bear kills chickens in San Luis Obispo

A 500-pound black bear broke into a chicken coop at the 1800 block of San Luis Drive in San Luis Obispo early Wednesday morning and began killing chickens. Police fired pepper balls at the bear in order to drive it... (Continue reading)

Parkinson pledges to reopen Smart investigation

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson renewed his pledge Tuesday night to reopen the investigation into missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. [KSBY] Parkinson made the comments at a public forum in Cambria, one in a series of recent... (Continue reading)

Suspect wanted in San Luis Obispo stabbing

UPDATE: Following up on a tip, San Luis Obispo police arrested suspect Jesus Gitierrez at Laguna Lake on Tuesday afternoon. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on an assault with a deadly weapon charge with a parole... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man stabs ex-girlfriend

A San Luis Obispo resident stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times in an alleged attempt to kill her on Tuesday at about 3:25 a.m., police said. At 3:10 a.m., several family members and friends of John Charles Ramos, 21, called police... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police officer hits pedestrian

An Arroyo Grande police officer hit a pedestrian on Wesley Street in the Village shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday. The unnamed officer was making a left turn in his police car from West Branch Street to Wesley Street when... (Continue reading)

SLO County plans to cut health clinic funding

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed at a meeting on Monday to cut $800,000 from Community Health Centers of the Central Coast. Plans to reduce the CHC’s budgets from $3 million to $2.2 million could result in... (Continue reading)

Facebook fatigue?

New figures released Monday report that Facebook, the popular social networking site, lost members in both the U.S. and Canada last month. [AFP] Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo firefighter allegedly a wedding basher

A San Luis Obispo firefighter who put one man in the hospital during a wedding after-party earlier this month, allegedly bashed another man over the head with a full bottle of champagne during a 1997 wedding in Los Osos. CalCoastNews has... (Continue reading)

California city managers paid more than Brown

Katie Lichtig gets $308,408 in total compensation as the manager of San Luis Obispo, a city with about 700 employees and 41,000 residents. That’s almost twice the salary of the governor, responsible for 44,000 employees and 37 million people. [Bloomberg]... (Continue reading)

Concert review: Peter Gabriel at the SB Bowl

BY DAVID CONGALTON The facts of Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl are easy enough to report. Rock artist, and that really is the operative word for the British musician, Peter Gabriel performed with the New Blood Orchestra. It... (Continue reading)