Santa Maria man accused of threatening to shoot people

  By KAREN VELIE Police arrested a Santa Maria man on Saturday who allegedly threatened to shoot two people on Friday afternoon. Shortly after noon, a caller reported a man with a firearm in the 700 block of E. Meehan... (Continue reading)

Specials on mulch for your garden, dining, legal and more

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. North County Recycling landscape products Receive a $25 discount on the delivery of landscape materials including... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles public safety personnel rescued ducklings from a storm drain this week after a walk with their mother took a turn for the worse. A little duckling fell through the grate of a storm drain, the... (Continue reading)

Four takeaways from the Paso Robles school board race

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County political watchers have been fixated for the past three months on the Paso Robles school board special election to fill the seat of an ousted board member. With the election on Tuesday, more... (Continue reading)

Police swarm SLO street, find BB gun after false shooting report

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Numerous police officers converged on a San Luis Obispo neighborhood Thursday afternoon over a reported firearm that turned out to be a BB gun. Shortly before 3 p.m., a 911 caller reported a person inside a home... (Continue reading)

California Capitol briefly evacuated over threat amid manhunt for gunman

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers arrested a man who allegedly fired shots at a hospital Wednesday evening and may have made a threat that resulted in the evacuation of the state Capitol building in Sacramento Thursday morning. Jackson Pinney, 30,... (Continue reading)

SLO police seeking help identifying suspect in three-car crash

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating the vehicle and identifying the driver who caused a three-car crash on Wednesday morning. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the driver of a 2013 light... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor, League of Cities ask California for $3 billion for homeless services

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo Mayor Erica Stewart joined the League of California Cities in Sacramento on Wednesday in calling for the state to spend $3 billion on combating homelessness. Hundreds of city officials gathered outside the state Capitol... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly ROTC chair accused of filming teen denied military diversion

By KAREN VELIE A Cal Poly ROTC chair is facing a maximum sentence of more than three years in prison after a judge denied his request for military diversion and ordered him to face four charges related to secretly filming... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors to discuss hiring a new administrator

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting next week to discuss the appointment of a new county administrator, according to an agenda posted Wednesday. Last month, SLO County Administrative... (Continue reading)