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Top San Luis Obispo County stories in 2022: power moves left and Diablo

By CalCoastNews staff To say 2022 was an eventful year in San Luis Obispo County would be an understatement. The top 10 stories of 2022 include the SLO County Board of Supervisors moving left, Diablo Canyon remaining open, and San... (Continue reading)

After a wet month, SLO County rainfall totals well above average

By KAREN VELIE Another atmospheric river is dumping rain on San Luis Obispo County, and pushing rainfall totals well above average after three years of drought. During the past 24 hours, the storm brought between .02 of an inch in... (Continue reading)

Central Coast Blue, a study in environmental justice

OPINION by JEFF EDWARDS The City of Pismo Beach is a regional hegemon, wealthy, well connected and used to getting its way. The city has been the lead on Central Coast Blue, a nearly $100 million proposal to treat its... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara bail bondsman charged with grand theft

By KAREN VELIE A former licensed bail bondsman and insurance agent was arraigned today in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on three felony counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing $25,000 from three of his clients. In response to several... (Continue reading)

FBI agents and Santa Maria police arrest man for soliciting minor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police detectives, along with FBI agents, arrested a Ventura County man Friday morning for allegedly seeking sex acts with a minor. Nelson H. Galvez, 34, drove from Ventura County to Santa Maria to meet a... (Continue reading)

Off-roaders restricted because of clams at the Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials have issued an advisory warning off-road vehicle drivers at the Oceano Dunes to beware of a rising clam population and to avoid the shellfish surfacing near the shoreline. [KSBY] In recent years, the Pismo Clam population... (Continue reading)

Dining specials and more in San Luis Obispo County

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Shin’s Sushi restaurant in San Luis Obispo Shin’s offers discounts on select rolls Sunday through Thursday. Sunday – Shrimp... (Continue reading)

SLO County District 2 supervisor race recount canceled

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles woman who requested a recount and inspection of ballots received in the District 2 San Luis Obispo County supervisorial race terminated the recount Thursday morning noting issues with transparency, according to Darcia Stebbens. Supervisor... (Continue reading)

Jones thanks supporters, plans to continue supporting good government

OPINION by BRUCE JONES, M.D. Earlier this month, Elaina Cano, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder, reported and certified that Bruce Gibson received thirteen votes more than I did in the District 2 Supervisor’s election. An examination of the election... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies from suspected overdose at Santa Barbara County jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Another inmate died from a suspected overdose shortly after being booked in Santa Barbara County’s Northern Branch Jail on Wednesday morning. A total of six inmates have overdosed since the jail opened in January. Shortly before 8... (Continue reading)