The battle between green and fossil fuel energy

OPINION by LARRY BITNER To understand how politics drive decision-making rather than science and solid economic decisions pursued by business, we need to take a step backward to comprehend where ideas originate. Since the invention of the printing press more... (Continue reading)

The pirate, a Cayucos TV star

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by car in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver in a truck and a 20-year-old male bicyclist crashed in San Luis Obispo on Friday, leaving the man in  critical condition. Shortly before 4 p.m., caller reported the crash at the intersection of Grand Avenue... (Continue reading)

Cambria hires new general manager

By KAREN VELIE The Cambria Community Services District Board voted 4-1 on Thursday to appoint Matthew McElhenie as general manager, with Director Tom Gray dissenting. McElhenie replaces John Weigold who left in November for another position. District Engineer Ray Dienzo... (Continue reading)

Teen gunman critically wounded in Lompoc shooting

By KAREN VELIE A gunman shot and critically wounded a 15-year-old boy in Lompoc on Thursday evening. The victim was involved in a shooting when an associate accidentally shot him, according to police.. Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller reported... (Continue reading)

Save on estate plans, drinks, dining and more in SLO County

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Attorney Stew Jenkins in San Luis Obispo Receive $100 off the price of a new or... (Continue reading)

Will legislation squelch local input on industrializing Port San Luis?

By KAREN VELIE Plans to transform Port San Luis in rural Avila Beach into an industrial port to support the offshore wind industry could move forward without local review if a bill winding through the legislation is passed. In Dec.... (Continue reading)

Enney wins Paso Robles school board election

By KAREN VELIE Leading by more than 1,000 votes, Kenney Enney has won a seat on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board, according to election results released Friday afternoon. “I am looking forward to getting back on the... (Continue reading)

Train hits and kills pedestrian near Gaviota

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An Amtrak train struck and killed a man in the Gaviota area Friday morning. The train hit the man at approximately 11:12 a.m. beside Highway 101 about a mile southeast of Mariposa Reina. Emergency responders pronounced the... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council approves plan calling for 500 new downtown apartments

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an effort to boost the business climate in downtown SLO, the San Luis Obispo City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that calls for constructing 500 new apartment units in the downtown over the next five... (Continue reading)