Blakeslee bill would ban gifts

A local lawmaker’s bill to prohibit lobbyists and the firms that hire them from gifting elected state officials has made it to the floor of the California Senate. Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) coaxed his S.B 1426 out of... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado’s mounting tax troubles

Central Coast  Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado and his family business are embroiled in a legal battle with the IRS over more than $4 million in taxes the IRS says they owe partially because of allegedly claiming personal purchases as... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon under fire for lack of current risk assessment

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila beach  hasn’t done a comprehensive risk assessment of their plants’ vulnerabilities to earthquakes for nearly two decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. [CaliforniaWatch] The GAO said PG&E hasn’t updated its... (Continue reading)

Onetime Paso Robles cop sues, cites former chief as sexual groper

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Bringing new meaning to the phrase “cop a feel,” a former Paso Robles police officer filed a lawsuit against the city Tuesday, alleging former Police Chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty made repeated sexual advances toward him,... (Continue reading)

Homeless reject SLO parking plan

Throughout the city of San Luis Obispo hundreds of homeless sleep in their vehicles risking the threat of raids by local police, heavy fines, jail time for unpaid tickets, and ultimately the loss of their only shelter. Even so, those in... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly top spender in presidential home renovations

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has spent more money on presidential residence renovations than any other California State University campus in the past decade. Since 2004, Cal Poly has doled out $831,000 remodeling its top residence, and 99 percent of... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival, event photos

Arroyo Grande is home to one of California’s largest festivals. This family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, strawberry treats... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man stabs elderly man

An Arroyo Grande man is in jail after smoking an unknown substance, becoming delusional, and stabbing an elderly man several times Monday morning. Emergency personnel transported both Thomas Sandercock Jr., 35, and the elderly victim to a local hospital. The... (Continue reading)

Balloon Fest 2012, event photos

Wondering what schools are doing today to prepare students to be competitive in the new global economy? On Saturday, June 5, 2012 the Endeavour Institute hosted an exciting STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) oriented Balloon Fest at Tobin... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita property owners vote down water reliability tax

Santa Margarita property owners voted overwhelmingly against a San Luis Obispo County drought reliability plan that would have required the creation of an assessment district, according to San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Julie Rodewald. The plan, spearheaded by SLO County... (Continue reading)