Pony gets spooked, injures woman at Templeton 4th of July Parade

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pony got spooked and stormed into the crowd at the Templeton 4th of July Parade Tuesday morning, resulting in a woman being hospitalized. The pony was pulling a cart with two people inside as part of... (Continue reading)

California allocates over $20 million for Central Coast projects

By KAREN VELIE Millions of dollars have been approved for disaster recovery efforts, services for underserved populations and more on the Central Coast, California Sen. John Laird announced June 30. Both houses of the Legislature have approved the budget which... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria issues nine $1,000 fireworks citations ahead of July 4th

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Maria Police Department has issued at least nine $1,000 citations for illegal fireworks use in the lead up to the Fourth of July. [KSBY] Beginning in late June, every evening, the police department has... (Continue reading)

Juvenile in critical condition after Santa Maria crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers are investigating a crash that left a juvenile in critical condition in Santa Maria on July 4.  Shortly before 5:30 a.m., a car crashed at the intersection of Donovan Road and Pepperwood Place. Officers arrived at... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach accused of attempting to swindle developer

By KAREN VELIE Pismo Beach officials are accused of attempting to swindle a developer by overcharging for fees on one property, and then running off a buyer of another parcel the city wants to buy from the same developer at... (Continue reading)

Sinkhole leads to extended Highway 1 closure in Monterey County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An existing Highway 1 closure near Big Sur caused by storm damage has moved farther south because of a sinkhole that appeared in the roadway in southern Monterey County.  The sinkhole appeared along the center line of... (Continue reading)

Fourth of July parades, concerts, fireworks and more across SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast residents and visitors can choose between numerous locations and events across San Luis Obispo County to celebrate the Fourth of July on Tuesday.  Events include parades, a “doggie” parade, a sand castle contest, concerts, a... (Continue reading)

On the train in Trump country

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist dies in Paso Robles crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A motorcyclist died after colliding with a minivan in Paso Robles on Saturday.  The motorcyclist, who was riding a black bike, collided with a white minivan at about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 46 and... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies searching for wallet thieves

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying several suspects who allegedly stole unsuspecting females’ wallets while they were shopping at Albertsons in Goleta. Officials are also warning the public to be... (Continue reading)