California serial killer suspected of killing cellmate

By KAREN VELIE A California serial killer is suspected of killing his new cellmate, a child molester, on Friday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Last year, Ramon Escobar, 51, pled guilty to killing five men and... (Continue reading)

SLO County dining, legal, landscaping specials and deals

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Shin’s Sushi restaurant in San Luis Obispo Shin’s offers discounts on select rolls Sunday through Thursday.... (Continue reading)

Photos show northern SLO County blanketed in snow

By KAREN VELIE Snow turned San Luis Obispo County into a winter wonderland to the delight of many residents on Friday evening. Rudnick Cattle Ranch in Creston, photo by Toni Avina   Northern SLO County, photo by Greg Grewal  ... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach roof partially collapses, displacing residents

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Part of the roof of a Grover Beach home collapsed Friday evening, displacing residents.  At 5:22 p.m., a 911 caller reported an emergency at a home in the 100 block of Janet Place. Firefighter arrived to find... (Continue reading)

Storm sweeps SLO County bringing snow, road closures, power outages

By KAREN VELIE Snow, heavy rainfall and gusty winds swept through San Luis Obispo County on on Friday evening leading to road closures, flooding and power outages. SLO County is under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. Saturday, according... (Continue reading)

Deputies nab two people with drugs and firearms in Nipomo

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people they found with a large amount of drugs and firearms during a traffic stop in Nipomo on Tuesday. On Feb. 21, a deputy pulled over a vehicle for... (Continue reading)

California’s growing challenge of dog overpopulation

OPINION by DAVE CONGALTON It’s tough to be a dog in California right now, especially if you’re unwanted, stashed away in a crowded cage with other unwanted dogs, hoping against hope to be adopted. Sadly, the odds are not in... (Continue reading)

Oceano residents near the levee issued an evacuation warning

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services issued an evacuation warning to Oceano residents south of the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee on Friday. Shortly after 4 p.m., the county warned that possible flooding from the... (Continue reading)

State employee accuses SLO County air district of quid pro quo threat

By KAREN VELIE The message from the SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) was clear, testified an environmental scientist with State Parks. If Friends of Oceano Dunes wins its lawsuit and the APCD is forced to return money to... (Continue reading)

Missing Arroyo Grande mother and son located

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has located a 3-year-old boy whom his mother took without the permission of San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services (CWS).  Investigators had been searching for both Arroyo Grande woman Iryie Rea, 20,... (Continue reading)