Grover Beach police searching for suspects who used stolen credit

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Grover Beach Police Department is asking the public for help identifying two suspects who allegedly used a stolen credit card last week.  Police suspect the two individuals used a stolen credit card in Grover Beach at... (Continue reading)

Traffic controls, road closure in South County for Highway 1 resurfacing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Caltrans will impose traffic control measures on a stretch of Highway 1 in South County between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning as part of a larger project that will resurface the highway from Pismo Beach to Oceano. ... (Continue reading)

Atascadero water company seeking 25% rate increase

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to deal with rising costs and the need for capital improvements, the Atascadero Mutual Water Company is proposing a 25% increase in water rates for 2024 and then 4% each year after that. At... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit seeks to shutdown Diablo Canyon power plant

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to stop PG&E from continuing to operate Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach past 2025. In 2016, Friends of the Earth and PG&E agreed in a contract that Diablo Canyon would... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Jimmy Paulding explores dumping Oceano

By KAREN VELIE After years of strife between community leaders in Oceano, freshman Supervisor Jimmy Paulding is considering dumping Oceano after just three months on the job. Paulding’s latest plan is to shutter the Oceano Community Services District and make... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian hit and killed by train in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian in Paso Robles near the 2800 block of Riverside Avenue on Tuesday, according to police. Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported a southbound Amtrak train had hit a... (Continue reading)

Truck crashes into bridge at Cal Poly

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A semi-truck crashed into the 12 and a half foot-high railroad bridge on Highland Drive on the Cal Polly campus Tuesday morning.  The crash resulted in the truck becoming wedged underneath the bridge. Damage occurred to both... (Continue reading)

Arrests and citations rise at Deltopia in Isla Vista

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities made 23 arrests and issued 151 citations at the unsanctioned annual Deltopia party over the weekend, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.   Deltopia lasted Friday through Sunday, taking place along Del Playa Drive... (Continue reading)

California to keep paying Walgreens, despite Newsom’s threat

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California will continue paying money, likely billions of dollars, to the pharmacy chain Walgreens, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing in a tweet last month that the state would no longer do business with the company. [Market Watch]... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices rising, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Gas prices in San Luis Obispo County and the rest of the country increased during the past week after OPEC announced plans to cut production next month, according to AAA. The average price for a gallon of... (Continue reading)