SLO parking rates double, procedures change

By KAREN VELIE Parking rates in downtown San Luis Obispo doubled effective today, while those parking in the structure at 842 Palm Street now need to pay up front for parking. Last June, the SLO City Council voted unanimously to... (Continue reading)

Find sales and specials 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. SeaVenture Restaurant in Pismo Beach Enjoy ocean front dining at the SeaVenture Restaurant in Pismo Beach... (Continue reading)

Was Kristin Smart’s body buried at Susan Flores’ Arroyo Grande home?

By KAREN VELIE Cutting-edge technology has led three experts in forensics to assert that at some point Kristin Smart’s body was buried in the backyard of Susan Flores’ home in Arroyo Grande. Paul Flores, Susan Flores’ son, murdered Smart during... (Continue reading)

Police identify SLO motorcyclist killed in crash

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing into an SUV on Broad Street on Monday afternoon as city resident Braxton Salcedo. Shortly before 4 p.m., the motorcyclist hit the passenger side of the... (Continue reading)

Man busted with loaded gun at Santa Barbara Airport

By KAREN VELIE Officers stopped a man from bringing a loaded firearm onto a plane at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport on Thursday, the third firearm found at the airport on a passenger this year. During screening of the passenger’s... (Continue reading)

Central Coast firms agree to $68 million Medi-Cal fraud settlement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A joint Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County health system, along with three Central Coast health care providers, have agreed to pay a combined total of $68 million to settle allegations that they broke federal... (Continue reading)

Four in 10 residents considering leaving California, poll finds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Four out of 10 Californians are considering moving out of the state, despite the majority of residents holding favorable views of life in California. [USA Today] A statewide poll covering key trends in public opinion found that,... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys home in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A fire destroyed a home in San Luis Obispo on Thursday morning, displacing one resident. At 3:39 a.m., a caller reported a house at 1134 Olive Street near Santa Rosa Street was on fire. The small home... (Continue reading)

Amtrak train headed to the Central Coast derails

By KAREN VELIE An Amtrak train with scheduled stops in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles crashed into a truck and partially derailed in Ventura County on Wednesday. Shortly after 11 a.m., the Amtrak Coastal Starlight hit a... (Continue reading)

Did Pismo Beach wait too long to close the slide?

By KAREN VELIE After more than 30 people suffered spinal, tailbone and other injuries, the City of Pismo Beach permanently closed the Pier Plaza slide last week. Built as part of an $8.8 million pier revitalization project, the city opened... (Continue reading)