Fire damages home, injures resident in Atascadero

A fire damaged a home on El Camino Real north of Del Rio Road in Atascadero on Wednesday afternoon. One person suffered minor injuries. The fire burned an acre and several fences, and then spread to the home. An Atascadero... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo shuts down parks to stop bullying and harassment

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A group of skateboarders allegedly engaged in a harassment campaign targeting members of a San Luis Obispo youth roller derby league that included throwing food; yelling obscenities, including racial slurs; offering drugs; and making threatening gestures with... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man allegedly bludgeoned, killed his father

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Prosecutors have charged a Santa Barbara man with murdering his 72-year-old father, as well as attempting to murder another man. Casey Tolivar, 29, allegedly used a 33-inch steel bar to bludgeon his father, Bradley Tolivar, to death... (Continue reading)

SLo County coronavirus cases are rising with increase in Delta variant

The number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County rose from 1.4 to 3.8 per 100,000 residents during the past four weeks, according to California Case statistics. State averages increased from 1.8 to 7.6 confirmed cases per 100,000... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande woman crashes her bicycle into a truck

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An Arroyo Grande woman in her early 70s ended up in the hospital after colliding with a box truck while riding a bicycle in Los Osos Tuesday morning. [KSBY] The woman was heading southbound in the bike... (Continue reading)

Homelessness in SLO County is our fault

By GORDON MULLIN “I got a right to be here” growled the homeless gentleman I was talking to just off the trail near our local sewage plant. I was riding my bike along the path and he hailed me down... (Continue reading)

Mid-State Fair cancels opening concert because of COVID-19 concerns

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Mid-State Fair has canceled Wednesday night’s opening concert after members of singer-songwriter Bret Michaels’ touring entourage possibly became exposed to COVID-19. Michaels was scheduled to perform on the fair’s main stage as the event kicks... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit accuses Atascadero officials of bias and retaliation

By KAREN VELIE A businessman filed suit against two Atascadero City Council Members and the city last month for alleged bias and unjust actions in violation of his constitutional rights. The plaintiff, Scott Newton, argues that three council members violated... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police nab alleged Giovanni’s tip jar thief

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A woman from Tulare County allegedly stole the tip jar from Giovanni’s Fish Market in Morro Bay on Thursday, leading to a trio of arrests on Saturday. Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, the woman exited a... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Jail inmate dies from suspected suicide

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County Jail inmate from Santa Maria died in a suspected suicide on Saturday. Guards at the Santa Barbara Main Jail were conducting routine security checks at about 2:20 p.m.  when they found Kean Ardie... (Continue reading)