San Luis Obispo City Council suspends natural gas ban

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend its natural gas ban for new construction after three federal appellate court judges ruled an identical ban in Berkeley is not legal. After voting to... (Continue reading)

Crash causes truck to roll over in SLO intersection

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A truck and an SUV collided at a San Luis Obispo intersection on Thursday, causing the truck to roll over and the driver to get stuck inside the vehicle.  A caller reported the crash at the intersection... (Continue reading)

Person extricated after crash outside Motel 6 in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A crash outside of Motel 6 in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday totaled two cars and resulted in firefighters extricating one person from a vehicle. Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported a crash on Calle Joaquin... (Continue reading)

Copenhagen mayor asks Solvang to embrace LGBT community

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark penned a letter to the mayor of Solvang criticizing the Danish-styled Santa Barbara County city over its handling of LGBT issues and urging local officials to embrace the Santa Ynez Valley’s queer... (Continue reading)

Enney surges ahead in Paso Robles school board race

By KAREN VELIE With 9,931 votes counted, Kenney Enney is beating Angela Hollander by 412 votes for a seat on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board, according to unofficial election night results. Enney received 5,171 votes, or 52.08%,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police searching for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers are searching for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Monday evening and then fled the scene. At 8:30 p.m., a driver struck a male pedestrian near the intersection of Betteravia Road... (Continue reading)

Enney narrowly leading in Paso Robles school board race

By KAREN VELIE Kenney Enney has a narrow lead in the race for a seat on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board. Enney leads by six votes against his opponent Angela Hollander. The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County adopts redistricting Map A

By KAREN VELIE Split down party lines, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to adopt Map A, with supervisors Debbie Arnold and John Peschong dissenting. Map is almost identical to the map selected in... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police chase forgery suspect and armed accomplice

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A North County man allegedly attempted to pass a forged check at a bank in Atascadero on Monday, leading to a police chase that culminated with two arrests and a K-9 finding a handgun in a family’s... (Continue reading)

Judges rule cities cannot ban natural gas, this includes SLO

By KAREN VELIE A federal appeals court unanimously struck down Berkeley’s natural gas ban on Monday, an ordinance the San Luis Obispo City Council mimicked even though it was under a legal challenge. Instead of directly banning gas appliances, which... (Continue reading)