Three people injured in felony DUI crash in rural Santa Margarita

By KAREN VELIE Three people were injured in a felony DUI crash on Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita on Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 8 a.m., 19-year-old Luis Montesinos of Santa Maria was headed... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff conducts aerial search for Kyle Doan

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an aerial search Friday in attempt to locate 5-year-old Kyle Doan, who has now been missing for more than a month after being swept away in storm waters.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles plans to double parking rates, eliminate free parking

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles wants to double its downtown parking rates to make up for money the city is losing on its parking program. In 2019, the city began charging $1 an hour for parking in the downtown area,... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores seeking new trial, judge to rule at sentencing hearing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paul Flores’s attorney will likely file a motion for a new trial in the Kristin Smart murder case prior to a hearing next month in which a judge could sentence Flores to life in prison. [Tribune] During... (Continue reading)

Yoga for knuckleheads in Morro Bay

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)

SLO developer sentenced to four years in prison

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge on Feb. 7 sentenced Jeremy  Pemberton to four years in state prison for multiple financial crimes. In December, a jury found the 38-year-old developer guilty of two counts of securities fraud,... (Continue reading)

Newsom gets in Twitter tussle with Arkansas governor, lawmaker

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom engaged in a Twitter spat this week with Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and a Democratic lawmaker came to the recently elected Republican governor’s defense.  Sanders, who served as press secretary for former... (Continue reading)

Find happy hour, dining and other SLO County specials

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Ancient Peaks Winery in Santa Margarita Purchase a main dish at the Ancient Peaks Tasting Room... (Continue reading)

State to layoff more than 300 California Men’s Colony staffers

By KAREN VELIE The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDRC) plans to layoff more than 300 San Luis Obispo County employees as it closes most of California Men’s Colony West Facility, according to an email from a union representative.... (Continue reading)

Thieves steal Social Security card, license plate in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a man and woman from Santa Maria Tuesday morning who allegedly stole a Social Security card, license plate and catalytic converter from a single neighborhood in San Luis Obispo. Shortly before 5 a.m., a... (Continue reading)