California Valley brush fire burns 450 acres

The Lake Fire has burned 450 acres in the California Valley and is 68 percent contained on Sunday morning. On the evening of July 4, a caller reported the fire burning off Soda Lake Road north of Highway 58. A... (Continue reading)

Two residents at SLO senior living facility infected with coronavirus

By CCN STAFFERS Two residents at a memory care center in San Luis Obispo tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week. On Sunday, an asymptomatic resident at the Village at Sydney Creek tested positive for the coronavirus. The infected... (Continue reading)

Fire in California Valley burns 100 acres

For the third time in less than a month, a wildfire broke out in the California Valley on Friday. At about 12:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported the fire burning northwest of Soda Lake near Culver City Road. As of... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria thieves steal safe, go shopping in LA

A man and woman, both 21-year-old Santa Maria residents, received two-year state prison sentences this week for stealing an elderly person’s safe and then using the cash inside it to go shopping for luxury items in the Los Angeles area.... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders bars to close for July 4 weekend

Faced with a spike in coronavirus cases and the possibility of out-of-area tourists pouring into San Luis Obispo County, officials have ordered the closure of bars countywide for the July 4 weekend. In similar fashion to the city of San... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Hill fails to attend most meetings

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has repeatedly failed to show up to work, attend meetings, or respond to the media. Since March 1, Hill has failed to participate in 26 of the 33 board and... (Continue reading)

More Santa Barbara County sheriff’s staff infected with coronavirus

Four additional Santa Barbara County Sheriff Office employees tested positive for coronavirus this week, three of whom worked at the jail and one patrol deputy. Last week, nine jail employees tested positive for coronavirus, spurring the testing of all inmates... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo executive order closes bars for July 4 weekend

The city of San Luis Obispo issued an emergency order closing bars and other alcohol-serving establishments for the July 4 weekend in attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In response to a recent sharp increase in coronavirus cases,... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach cliff death deemed likely a suicide

A person who died after falling off a cliff by a Pismo Beach hotel appears to have committed suicide, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department. The person fell from the cliff Monday morning or afternoon near the Shore Cliff... (Continue reading)

Second coronavirus death confirmed in San Luis Obispo County

A second San Luis Obispo County resident has died from the coronavirus, as the number of new infections rise following a lowering of restrictions and multiple large protests. Two people have died from the coronavirus in SLO County, including a... (Continue reading)