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4 new COVID-19 deaths, SLO County cases continue to fall

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, and a decline in new cases from a daily average of 46 on Tuesday to 37 on Friday. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range... (Continue reading)

SLO County Clerk Recorder error leads to Tribune correction

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Tribune slammed SLO County Supervisor Lynn Compton this week in an article claiming she was illegally raising money for her campaign, before insinuating a speaker at one of her upcoming fundraising events is... (Continue reading)

Highway 101 reopens, Alisal Fire partly contained

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With containment of the Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County increasing, Highway 101 has reopened in both directions between Goleta and Highway 1. Additionally, the railway that runs parallel to Highway 101 in the area of the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teachers protest for higher pay

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite receiving pay of more than $70,000 a year on average, Paso Robles teachers say they are in dire need of a wage increase. [Tribune] More than 100 teachers, parents and community members demonstrated Tuesday evening outside... (Continue reading)

Vehicles strike two Santa Maria children on their way to school

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Drivers struck two school children in Santa Maria this week, seriously injuring at least one of the students. On Wednesday morning, a young girl was struck on her way to school near the intersection of Railroad Avenue... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande woman sentenced to 10 years for embezzlement

By KAREN VELIE A 56-year-old bookkeeper from Arroyo Grande was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to embezzlement. Ginger Lee Mankins allegedly stole more than $5 million from Rick Machado Livestock and B&D Farms. Initially... (Continue reading)

SLO County may allow landowners to rent out campsites

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County is considering changes to its camping ordinance that would allow property owners to rent out camping facilities on their land. [Tribune] Proposed changes to the county ordinance would allow for permanent or temporary... (Continue reading)

Alisal Fire burns nearly 15,000 acres, scorches landfill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Alisal Fire that is scorching Refugio Canyon and the Gaviota Coast more than doubled in size over the last 24 hours, and it burned part of a landfill, damaging equipment at the facility. Between Tuesday morning... (Continue reading)

New COVID-19 cases in SLO County continue to plummet

By KAREN VELIE The number of new COVID-19 cases plummeted from a daily average of 51 on Friday to 46 on Tuesday, with no new deaths. However, the number of SLO County residents in hospitals receiving treatment for the virus... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors select new county clerk recorder

By KAREN VELIE After learning one of the final three candidates had dropped out of the race for San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder, county supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to appoint Elaina Cano, ending a contentious battle. During her... (Continue reading)