Surfer hits his head, dies in Pismo Beach

A male surfer died Friday morning after suffering an apparent head injury in Pismo Beach. [KSBY] At about 10 a.m., an unconscious surfer was reportedly pulled out of the water slightly north of the Pismo Beach Pier. Four state parks... (Continue reading)

SLO County restricts hotel occupancy, campground availability

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein and Administrator Wade Horton passed an executive order on Friday limiting all hotels to 50 percent occupancy and county owned campgrounds to residents only in an attempt to reduced new coronavirus... (Continue reading)

Phony bomb threat suspect released from jail, on zero bail

The woman accused of calling in phony bomb threat to the San Luis Obispo courthouse on Wednesday has been released from jail on a no bail release. At about 11 a.m., Carrie Maggard, 40, of Los Osos made a 911... (Continue reading)

FBI agents interviewing San Luis Obispo County officials

By KAREN VELIE FBI agents have interviewed four San Luis Obispo County supervisors in their homes in the last five days, county officials say. The interviews lasted as little as 30 minutes and as long as three hours. Agents asked... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly administration accused of misspending student fees

A state audit found Cal Poly has the highest student fees in the California State University system and the San Luis Obispo campus’s student fees have increased by 72 percent over the past eight academic years. The audit likewise found... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for couple who snatched Templeton woman’s checks

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a pair of alleged thieves who are suspected of breaking into a Templeton home, stealing a purse and then using a woman’s checks in five different counties. On Feb. 18, a... (Continue reading)

SLO investigators arrest phony bomb threat suspect

A Los Osos woman suspected of calling in a phony bomb threat on the day her boyfriend was required to turn himself in at the courthouse, was arrested on Thursday. At about 11 a.m. on May 13, a female caller... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles no-bid garbage contract seeks big hike

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN This coming Tuesday, Paso Robles City Council members will vote on a proposal to raise rates for waste disposal, and there is every indication the 30-plus percent increase will be authorized. Ratepayers have been asked to... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo developers accused of swindling investors

By KAREN VELIE A former investor and partner of San Luis Obispo based developers John Belsher and Ryan Wright recently filed a lawsuit against the pair accusing them of swindling him out of $700,000 through a double escrow scheme. The... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver crashes through hotel into coffee shop in SLO

An allegedly drunk driver drove his pickup truck through a hotel room and into a coffee shop on Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m., the truck crashed through a room at the Los... (Continue reading)