Parasite killing California sea otters, could pose threat to humans

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A rare strain of a parasite has killed four sea otters in California, and researchers warn it could pose a threat to humans, too. [New York Post] Scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote for new redistricting map

By KAREN VELIE After garnering a majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, the board voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit filed by supporters of two supervisors. The county board agreed to toss the existing map, consider... (Continue reading)

Encampment fire burns trees near Cal Poly in SLO

By KAREN VELIE Tall flames shot into the air on Saturday night after a fire at a homeless encampment near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo spread to multiple eucalyptus trees. Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller reported the fire... (Continue reading)

Person shot, killed in officer involved shooting in Orcutt

By KAREN VELIE One man was shot and killed outside the Melody Mini Market in Orcutt Saturday night, in a shooting involving an off-duty Santa Maria police officer. Shortly after 8 p.m., a caller reported a shooting outside the small... (Continue reading)

Closure of Highway 41 in Atascadero extended

By KAREN VELIE Caltrans extended the reopening of Highway 41 from San Gabriel Road to Los Altos Road in Atascadero for another week following the latest deluge. Travelers can take Highway 46 or Highway 1 as alternate routes. The highway... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion in SLO captured, relocated

By KAREN VELIE A mountain lion suspected of killing several dogs and cats in San Luis Obispo was recently captured and relocated. [KSBY] For months, residents reported sighting two mountain lions roaming through the Perfumo Creek area of SLO. It... (Continue reading)

Find specials and deals in SLO County on food, music, 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. Ancient Peaks Winery in Santa Margarita Purchase a main dish at the Ancient Peaks Tasting Room... (Continue reading)

Mother and children rescued after vehicle swept into river in San Miguel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Civilians and a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy helped rescue a woman and her three children who became stuck in the Estrella River in San Miguel Thursday evening after the mother attempted to drive through a... (Continue reading)

Crews find body of missing Santa Maria man

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers on Thursday found the deceased body of a man who went missing after possibly entering a water catchment basin last week. At about 11:30 a.m., investigators found the body of 32-year-old David Navarro... (Continue reading)

How did San Simeon run out of water during a rain storm?

By KAREN VELIE Amid pounding rains, San Simeon Community Services District staff asked residents to curtail their water usage because of a water “quantity” issue. By quantity, district officials were referring to a lack of clean water. Working to have... (Continue reading)