SLO council approves large development on LOVR

The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday approved a planned senior living development along Los Osos Valley Road that would also include multifamily residential buildings and a hotel. John Madonna owns the 109.7-acre Froom Ranch property located off Los... (Continue reading)

SLO police seek to charge motorcyclist, cite BLM protesters

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo Police Department announced Monday it is recommending prosecutors charge motorcyclist David Medzyk with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving after he struck a BLM protester in a crosswalk. The city also cited two... (Continue reading)

Charges dropped against man accused of shooting 5 people at the Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced Wednesday he is dropping charges against an Oakland man accused of shooting into a crowd of people gathered at the Oceano Dunes in 2019, an incident that resulted... (Continue reading)

Former SLO councilman dies Jerry Reiss dies at 82

Former San Luis Obispo City Councilman Jerry Reiss, the man known for proposing SLO’s first-in-the-nation smoking ban, died Monday at the age of 82. Reiss introduced an ordinance in 1990 that banned smoking in indoor public areas, including bars and... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach plans to crack down on street vendors

The Pismo Beach City Council will consider an urgency ordinance Tuesday evening that would require street vendors to obtain permits and comply with a variety of regulations in order to keep operating in the South County city. Over the past... (Continue reading)

Anti-Trump protesters injured in Sacramento

By JOSH FRIEDMAN During a protest against President Donald Trump in Sacramento County on Tuesday, two activists left the demonstration in ambulances following separate incidents involving vehicles, one of which consisted of an activist falling off the top of a... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach pot shop owners’ bid to dismiss theft case fails

BY KAREN VELIE A pair of Grover Beach marijuana shop owners’ attempt to quash a lawsuit claiming the pair had defrauded a partner hit a significant judicial roadblock earlier this month. San Luis Obispo County Judge Ginger Garrett denied a... (Continue reading)

Three SLO County residents die from coronavirus over the weekend

Three San Luis Obispo County residents died from the coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the county virus death toll to 26. One of the people who died was in their 90s, and the other two were in their 80s. All... (Continue reading)

Alleged killer of Paso Robles woman can stand trial for murder

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled Friday enough evidence exists for a North County man to stand trial for the murder of a popular Paso Robles hairdresser. Nancy Woodrum, 62, who operated The Strand salon in downtown Paso Robles, went... (Continue reading)

A 67-year-old casualty of the gentrification of Cayucos

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. By DELL FRANKLIN If you live here, or have... (Continue reading)