Did Grover Beach unlawfully reject recall petitions?

By KAREN VELIE A citizens group in Grover Beach filed a lawsuit Friday accusing the city clerk of unlawfully rejecting their legally-compliant recall petitions for Mayor Karen Bright and councilmen Daniel Rushing and Zach Zimmerman. “In a blatant violation of... (Continue reading)

Police searching for five suspects who carjacked person in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police are searching for five suspects who allegedly carjacked a person at gunpoint and knifepoint Saturday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., five Hispanic males wearing face masks reportedly exited a red sedan in the 3400... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man killed in single-car crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 52-year-old Arroyo Grande man was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday morning in the South County city.  Shortly after 5 a.m., the man crashed while driving on the 1400 block of E. Grand Avenue, according... (Continue reading)

Federal prosecutor attends SLO County developers’ fraud trial

By KAREN VELIE During the last day of a civil trial in which two San Luis Obispo County developers are fighting allegations of fraud, a federal prosecutor observed the hearing. Both defendants in the case, John Belsher and Ryan Wright,... (Continue reading)

Find happy hours and specials on dining and more in SLO County

Find great local sales and deals on dining, lodging, golf, happy hours and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Rock and Roll Diner in Oceano and Pismo Beach Brighten up your day with a... (Continue reading)

Sick pelicans reported along California’s Central Coast

By KAREN VELIE Wildlife organizations report a large increase in the number of sick and dying brown pelicans along California’s Central Coast during the past five days. Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network rescued 22 emaciated, weak and disoriented pelicans. Of... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced to 24 years to life for fatal DUI crash

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge on Thursday sentenced a Nipomo man to 24 years to life in prison for driving under the influence of drugs and killing a 72-year-old Atascadero man. [Tribune] On Aug. 6, 2021, Patrick W. McDuffee... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach clerk approves initiative to repeal water rate increase

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach City Clerk Wendi Sims on Thursday certified a petition to repeal the city’s 112% water and sewer rate increase. The Measure was submitted by GroverH2O, a grassroots group of Grover Beach citizens who seek to... (Continue reading)

Judge denies injunction, SLO County closing homeless parking site

Homeless parking site

By KAREN VELIE A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request to block the closure of a safe parking site off Highway 1 near the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office for an additional six months. The site is slated... (Continue reading)

Suspects arrested for attacking man, woman inside Lompoc home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With help from CHP officers, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and woman who forced their way into a Lompoc area home on Tuesday, violently attacked a man and woman inside and pistol-whipped the male... (Continue reading)