California panel calls for billions in reparations for black residents

By KAREN VELIE A California panel on Saturday approved recommendations for reparations to black residents for decades of discrimination and repression. The nine-member committee will provide their proposed recommendations to the state legislature for review. Proposed reparations could run up... (Continue reading)

SLO to start construction on new parking structure

By KAREN VELIE The City of San Luis Obispo plans to break ground this month on a new 163,000-square-foot parking structure at the corner of Palm, Nipomo and Monterey streets. An existing parking lot has been closed for demolition and... (Continue reading)

Alleged drunk driver flees after hitting fire hydrant in SLO, video

By KAREN VELIE An alleged drunk driver crashed into a fire hydrant in San Luis Obispo early Saturday morning before fleeing the scene. The vehicle was later found, along with a group of men who had been drinking downtown, though... (Continue reading)

Great deals on dining and more in SLO County

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Marisol at the Cliffs in Pismo Beach Admire ocean views while you enjoy a three course... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teen brandishes a weapon, lands in jail

By KAREN VELIE Officers arrested a Paso Robles teen on Thursday after he posted a photo of himself brandishing what appeared to be a handgun on Instagram. Working together, officers with the Paso Robles Police Department and the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to eight years for TV Hill arson in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced an alleged serial arsonist to eight years in prison for starting a hillside fire in Santa Barbara in 2021 that damaged two homes, threatened the KEYT newsroom and led to hundreds of residents evacuating.... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest Santa Maria man for selling heroin in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Santa Maria man for allegedly selling heroin in SLO County and for possessing a pair of guns, one of which was reported stolen out of Nipomo. At about 7:15... (Continue reading)

Stop the San Luis Obispo bike lane insanity

T. Keith Gurnee

By T. KEITH GURNEE After approving the Anholm Greenway with its “protected” bike lanes at a staggering cost of $6.3 million—nearly six times the original estimate—one would think the city might pause to reflect on how much money it’s been... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors seeking a 26% raise in pay

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to bring back a discussion about raising their own salaries by 26%, with supervisors Debbie Arnold and John Peschong dissenting. Supervisors Arnold and Peschong had... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria SWAT team arrests alleged gang member for selling guns

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers early Thursday morning arrested an alleged gang member out on parole for selling firearms. At about 3 a.m., detectives, along with the Santa Maria Police Department SWAT Team, served search warrants at homes... (Continue reading)