SLO County District Attorney rejects Tianna Arata petitions

Supporters of protest leader Tianna Arata attempted to deliver boxes of petitions to San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow on Tuesday, but the DA’s office rejected them. Arata supporters arrived outside the Palm Street entrance to the San... (Continue reading)

California extends eviction moratorium until 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Monday an extension of the state’s eviction moratorium, which will allow many renters to not pay rent and still stay in their homes until early 2021. Under AB 3088, no tenant can... (Continue reading)

Bank drains funds from thousands of SLO County teacher’s accounts

In what appears to be a technical error, after direct depositing paychecks in the accounts of almost 4,000 educators in San Luis Obispo County, the bank reversed the deposits over the weekend leaving teachers wondering were their money had gone.... (Continue reading)

Cambria man pleads guilty to sex offense, secures release

A Cambria man, who previously had a lengthy prison sentence for child molestation tossed because of prosecutorial misconduct, is slated to get out of jail as part of a plea agreement. In 2014, Ronald Cowan was convicted of sodomy, oral... (Continue reading)

Oceano man killed in fall from courthouse

A man who was fleeing police officers in downtown San Luis Obispo early Sunday morning died at the SLO County courthouse, possibly as a result of jumping off the roof of the building. Officials have identified the man who died... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases up last week in SLO County

San Luis Obispo County reported an average of 35 daily new cases of coronavirus last week, up from an average of 25 a day a week earlier. During the past three days, SLO County reported 99 new coronavirus cases. San... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases on the rise at Cal Poly

Days prior to the scheduled return of students to the Cal Poly campus, the number of university community members with coronavirus cases is on the rise. As of Monday, Cal Poly has a total of 58 cases among students, faculty... (Continue reading)

Is an arsonist starting fires at the Oceano Dunes?

For the fifth time this month, a fire burned brush at the Oceano Dunes, leading to speculation someone maybe starting the fires. At about 3 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters responded to the Oceano Dunes for a report of a fire... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor’s Zoom meeting goes boom-boom

By KAREN VELIE What happens when a naked man Zoom bombs a meeting held by San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson? The meeting ends early, women claim they were sexually assaulted, and pussy hats are ordered. During an Aug.... (Continue reading)

Parody: SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon and Quinn Brady talk strategy

Mysterious cartoonist SLO Shank’s latest video portrays San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon and her close friend, and sometimes campaign manager, Quinn Brady discussing campaign strategy.... (Continue reading)