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)

Carrizo Plain super bloom, photos

Following an incredible rainy season, the Carrizo Plain is covered in swaths of yellow, orange and purple from a super bloom of wildflowers. The heavy rainfall sprouted flower seeds, some which have laid dormant for several years, causing them to... (Continue reading)

SLO police catch Paso Robles man out on bail with loaded gun

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a Paso Robles man who was allegedly carrying a loaded firearm while out on bail early Sunday morning. At 12:30 a.m., officers stopped a car for driving without headlights. During the... (Continue reading)

San Simeon director resigns, blames whistleblowers

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services Director Gwen Kellas resigned last week amid multiple ongoing investigations into conflicts of interest, while blaming local whistleblowers for her mounting legal issues. Kellas resigned effective immediately on April 3 in a short... (Continue reading)

Gunmen shoot person inside Lompoc home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gunmen shot and wounded one person inside a Lompoc home early Saturday morning.  Shortly before 1 a.m., a caller reported a shooting at a home in the 500 block of South R Street. Officers arrived at the... (Continue reading)

Details, video of Orcutt officer involved fatal shooting

By KAREN VELIE Detectives released additional details and a video today of the fatal shooting involving an off-duty Santa Maria police officer outside the Melody Mini Market in Orcutt on March 25. Shortly before 8 p.m., two vehicles, each with... (Continue reading)

Find great deals on dining and more in SLO County

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Shin’s Sushi restaurant in San Luis Obispo Shin’s offers discounts on select rolls Sunday through Thursday.... (Continue reading)

Probation department deems Paul Flores medium risk for reoffending

Prior to Paul Flores’s sentencing last month for the 1996 murder of Kristin Smart, the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department deemed the convicted killer a medium risk for reoffending. [KSBY] The probation department prepared a pre-sentencing report that found,... (Continue reading)

Four people nabbed in drug bust at SLO hotel

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County sheriff detectives arrested four people caught with a large cache of drugs in a hotel room in SLO on Wednesday afternoon. While conducting a surveillance operation at the Budget Inn Motel, detectives watched... (Continue reading)

SLO County businessman on the run, hearing set for his friend

By KAREN VELIE Amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against two San Luis Obispo County businessmen, one of the men is suspected of fleeing the country while a preliminary hearing has been set for the second suspect. Last year, more... (Continue reading)