Sewage spill closes Avila Beach

Port San Luis and Avila Beach were closed Friday after 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the ocean because of a  leaking pressure main under a roadway near Avila Beach Drive at Ana Bay Road. The sewage leaked into... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County foreclosures on the rise

While the country continues to see improving foreclosure rates, the number of home foreclosures is still climbing in San Luis Obispo County, according to a report from Realty-Trac. [KCOY] In San Luis Obispo County almost 1,300 homes are in foreclosure... (Continue reading)

SUV crashes into San Luis Obispo apartment

A San Luis Obispo man lost control of his black Ford Explorer and crashed it into an apartment building on Foothill Boulevard off Crandall Way near Cal Poly at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters extracted Michael Riefler, 20, from the... (Continue reading)

Californians support raising taxes on the rich

Fear of teacher layoffs and other cuts to public schools is leading a majority of Californians to support some combination of spending cuts and taxes in order to close the state’s $26 billion budget gap, according to a Public Policy... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County fails air pollution test

San Luis Obispo County has some of the most polluted air in the country along with high incidents of breathing problems, according to the American Lung Association’s annual report. The association slapped San Luis Obispo County with an F for... (Continue reading)

Marijuana doctor named in wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of a Cal Poly student who died after he was hit by a truck while walking on U.S. Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo filed a wrongful death lawsuit against three government agencies and a local doctor. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Atascadero settlements costing taxpayers

An impending $1.9 million budget shortfall has several former Atascadero officials questioning the city’s alleged mismanagement of its police department which has resulted in more than a half million dollars in controversial personnel settlements. "Its clear that the city manager, the... (Continue reading)

Students arrested for Arroyo Grande hate crime

Deputies arrested three teens on Monday night for the hate crime and vandalism that occurred at Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande on April 1. The teens broke into their former school and wrote anti-black and Jewish graffiti on the... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: I Am

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN From the mastermind behind such comedies as Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty comes the documentary film I Am, which directs each of us to do our part at not making the future a detestable wreck... (Continue reading)

Californians back public-employee pension reform

A majority of California voters support capping pensions and a later retirement age for current and future public employees to balance the state’s budget, according to a poll by the University of Southern California. [LATimes] Seventy percent of respondents supported... (Continue reading)