Two SLO County residents under 50 die with coronavirus

One person under the age of 50 and another under the age of 40 died this week of the coronavirus, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced Wednesday. The deaths mark the first two SLO County residents under... (Continue reading)

California halts unemployment claims amid fraud

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid allegations of widespread fraud in the state’s unemployment system and a spike in fraudulent claims during the coronavirus pandemic, California has temporarily stopped accepting applications for new payments. On Sunday, the California Employment Development Department (EDD)... (Continue reading)

Murdered person’s dismembered body found in Nipomo

The dismembered remains of a person who was reported missing in Dec. 2018 were found Monday at the Blacklake Golf Resort in Nipomo. As part of a missing person investigation, a Santa Barbara County sheriff’s dive team searched a lake... (Continue reading)

SLO County new coronavirus rules, schools could open in 2 weeks

San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday moved from the most-restrictive purple tier into the moderately-restrictive red tier in the state’s coronavirus monitoring system, a move that will allow schools to reopen K-12 schools. Regulations relaxed under the red tier: •... (Continue reading)

Five injured in crash near Los Alamos

Five people suffered injuries, with one being airlifted to the hospital, following a collision on Highway 101 near Los Alamos Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after noon, two cars collided close to Cat Canyon Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire... (Continue reading)

UCSB police chief accused of sexual battery

The UC Santa Barbara chief of police grabbed the buttocks of a 19-year-old college student, slid his hand up her back and whispered in her ear, according to a lawsuit filed this summer in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. [News... (Continue reading)

It is time to end lock-step politics in San Simeon

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The San Simeon Community Services District won’t have to hold an election for the second time in row because so few residents are interested, or are unaware of the process to run for office. The tiny... (Continue reading)

Spring at the Oceano Dunes lasts 6 months, according to the APCD

By KAREN VELIE To support their determination that vehicles on the Oceano Dunes are polluting the air on the Nipomo Mesa, scientists affiliated with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) are now claiming spring lasts from... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases soar at Cal Poly, will it delay reopening?

BY CCN STAFF Ninety students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have tested positive for the coronavirus since mid-July, ripples of which could impact the entire county. Of those who have tested positive, six live on campus and 84 reside... (Continue reading)

New employer concerned about SLO police chief’s past

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Outgoing San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell has not yet begun her job as the top cop of Fairfield, and city council members are already calling into question her record, specifically voicing concerns over the chief’s... (Continue reading)