SLO police searching for fishing reel thieves, video

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers are searching for a pair of thieves who allegedly stole more than $1,400 worth of fishing reels from Dick’s Sporting Goods last month.  On April 25, the men first cased the Dick’s... (Continue reading)

Protect accountability, keep the Board of Equalization

Opinion by Tom Bordonaro, San Luis Obispo County Assessor Accountability is an ideal that is severely missing in our country today. People need to be accountable for their actions especially when it’s about the responsibility of government to serve the... (Continue reading)

Central Coast YouTuber pleads guilty to crashing plane for views

By KAREN VELIE A Central Coast YouTuber pled guilty to obstructing a federal investigation after he deliberately crashed an airplane in Santa Barbara County and then destroyed the evidence to gain online views, the Justice Department announced today. YouTuber Trevor... (Continue reading)

U.S. Supreme Court upholds California pig law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld California’s Proposition 12, a law that requires each pig to have 24 square feet of space, ruling that the measure does not violate the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution.  Prop.... (Continue reading)

SLO awards $150,000 to nonprofits to fight homelessness

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo recently awarded $150,000 to 19 nonprofits including programs that focus on homelessness and transitional housing. The city provides financial support through grants to non-profit organizations in San Luis Obispo and in neighboring communities. The... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police determine active shooter call a hoax

By KAREN VELIE A caller reported an active shooter at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles on Wednesday afternoon, a claim officers later determined was a hoax. Shortly before 3 p.m., the caller reported an active shooter event, but... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police search for hit-and-run driver

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police have identified the driver of a pick-up truck who allegedly rear-ended a car on Wednesday and then fled the scene. It is unclear, though, if officers have located and arrested the suspect. At about... (Continue reading)

Feds indict Central Coast men for selling fentanyl that caused jailhouse death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Federal officials on Tuesday announced the indictments of two inmates at the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail for allegedly causing the death of one inmate and serious injury to another through fentanyl. In the span of... (Continue reading)

San Luis or Long Beach port as support for offshore windmills?

By KAREN VELIE While some local and state agencies are in favor of transforming Port San Luis in rural Avila Beach into an industrial port to support offshore wind energy farms, the federal government and the Port of Long Beach... (Continue reading)

No criminal charges for Arroyo Grande teacher

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office is not filing criminal charges against an Arroyo Grande middle school teacher who was accused of assaulting a 13-year-old student last month. Sarah Watts, a 42-year-old teacher at Mesa... (Continue reading)