Dead whale washes up on Pismo Beach amid offshore sonar use

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dead whale washed up on Pismo Beach Sunday morning amid a company’s use of sonar off the coast. The small whale carcass appeared on the shore near Tower 5 north of the Pismo Pier, attracting numerous... (Continue reading)

Alleged hit-and-run driver cooperating with Grover Beach police

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The alleged hit-and-run driver who is accused of seriously injuring a bicyclist late Saturday night has contacted the Grover Beach Police Department and is being cooperative, officials say. Shortly after 11 p.m., a car owned by William... (Continue reading)

Salmonella contamination prompts yogurt covered pretzels recall

By KAREN VELIE Yogurt covered pretzels samples from a California-based company have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella and a recall has been initiated, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Western Mixers Produce & Nuts of Ontario... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. on May 14 in the board chambers. PG&E is seeking a refund of $1,398,252 plus interest for its 2019-2020 property taxes, according to item... (Continue reading)

Suspects arrested for conspiring to smuggle drugs into Central Coast jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects on Tuesday for conspiring to smuggle drugs into one of the county’s jail facilities. Investigators from theTodd Road Jail Classification Unit and the Ventura County Fentanyl and Overdose Crimes Unit... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach wants help finding hit-and-run driver

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police officers are asking for the public’s help finding the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a bicyclist late Saturday night. Shortly after 11 p.m., a car owned by William Ryan Dacosse hit a 31-year-old bicyclist... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay’s Embarcadero is not suitable for a battery storage facility

OPINION by GAIL JOHNSON An open letter to my neighbors in Morro Bay: You have accused me of being a NIMBY, which I do not deny. However, many sound planning decisions started with people like me. I’ll start by telling... (Continue reading)

Here are San Luis Obispo County’s latest rain totals, reservoir levels

By KAREN VELIE Multiple storms have left San Luis Obispo County with some of the highest precipitation totals for this time of year in decades. In addition, back-to-back wet years have replenished local and state reservoirs. For example, Lopez Lake... (Continue reading)

SLO County fishing industry in peril, judge to consider injunction

By KAREN VELIE Fishermen from Morro Bay and Port San Luis are seeking a preliminary injunction to stop wind energy companies from surveying the ocean floor. Local fishermen report catch numbers are down 67% to 70% since one company recently... (Continue reading)

SLO County specials on happy hours, dining, lodging and more

Find great local sales and deals on dining, lodging, golf, happy hours and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Cafe Roma Restaurant in San Luis Obispo Happy hour special Happy hour on Mondays, Wednesdays... (Continue reading)