Tornadoes hit cities in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two tornadoes hit California this week, one in Santa Barbara County.  On Tuesday evening, a tornado tore through Carpinteria. The following day, a tornado hit Montebello, a city located east of Los Angeles. The tornadoes each injured... (Continue reading)

Heres how much rain fell on SLO County during latest atmospheric river

By KAREN VELIE Heavy rains and winds pummeled San Luis Obispo County during the latest atmospheric river with one area of the county recording more than 5 inches. Here is a look at how much rain fell in your area.... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake overflows for first time in 25 years

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Lopez Lake reached 100% capacity Thursday morning, and water began flowing down the lake’s spillway for the first time in 25 years, according to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services. Earlier this week, officials... (Continue reading)

Man who allegedly struck and killed SLO couple pleads not guilty

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The man who allegedly struck and killed a San Luis Obispo couple, as well as their dog, while speeding on Sacramento Drive last fall pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges on Wednesday. [Tribune]  On the evening... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles candidates split on social justice, discipline

By KAREN VELIE The two candidates for a seat on the Paso Robles school board discussed social justice, safety, discipline and student proficiency in math and English during a candidate forum on Wednesday. Kenny Enney is a retired Marine Corp... (Continue reading)

SLO County sees uptick in unemployment

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County saw an uptick in unemployment in January even though the number of people on unemployment and in the workforce shrunk by 300 during the past month, the state Employment Development Department reported Wednesday.... (Continue reading)

What is San Luis Obispo doing to its streets?

T. Keith Gurnee

Opinion by T. Keith Gurnee In recent years, the City of San Luis Obispo has spent millions of dollars reconfiguring many of its streets to accommodate protected bike lanes. In the process, the city is essentially “tagging” its streets with... (Continue reading)

Suspects follow victim into Lompoc home, rob him

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Lompoc police officers arrested three men Wednesday morning who allegedly followed a person into his home and robbed him at knifepoint. At about 6 a.m., a 911 caller reported three men followed him into his unsecured home... (Continue reading)

County approves 97% increase in Los Osos garbage rates

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve a 97.61% increase in garbage rates in Los Osos, a community that has seen hikes in water, sewer, gas and electric bills. Los... (Continue reading)

Oceano man accused of having sex with a child

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a 69-year-old Oceano man on Tuesday for alleged lewd acts with a child under 14 and for sexual penetration with a child under 10. Late last month, detectives received a... (Continue reading)