Parents accuse SLO High officials of enabling sexual misconduct, video

By KAREN VELIE The mother and the sister of an underage student at the center of a San Luis Obispo High School sexual misconduct investigation accused school officials of protecting the alleged perpetrator during a district board meeting on Tuesday.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin’s final farewell, wrote before his death

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles City Council opened Tuesday night with the reading of a letter Mayor Steve Martin penned before his death. His close friend Tom O’Malley read the final farewell. Members of the council and the public... (Continue reading)

Carrizo Plain fire burns 225 acres

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned about 225 acres on the Carrizo Plain in eastern San Luis Obispo County Tuesday evening. Firefighters have achieved 30% containment. Initially, a pair of fires broke out at about 5:35 p.m. near the 9700... (Continue reading)

SLO police warning residents about trailhead smash-and-grabs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a couple recent smash-and-grabs, the San Luis Obispo Police Department is warning hikers against leaving valuables in their car when parking at local trailheads.  Over the last week, thieves smashed two vehicle windows at the Highland... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit threatens San Luis Obispo over diluting Latino voters

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo may have to change the way its residents elect City Council members. The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project is threatening to sue the city if it doesn’t voluntarily change to a district-based election system,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin dead at 71

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin, best known for his two decades of public service, has died. He was 71 years old. Martin passed away on Monday following a hard-fought illness. A life-long resident of the North County,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police ask residents to toss inflammatory fliers

By KAREN VELIE In response to finding fliers promoting the European race at homes in Grover Beach on Sunday morning, the police department is encouraging residents to throw the fliers away. The fliers provide a link to a website perceived... (Continue reading)

New teen center opening at Centennial Park in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE The new teen center at Centennial Park in Paso Robles will be open for local youth to congregate on Aug. 21. Located between the Lewis Middle School and Paso Robles High School campuses at 600 Nickerson Drive,... (Continue reading)

Two victims stabbed in Isla Vista, suspects get away

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a pair of suspects who managed to evade capture after a stabbing in Isla Vista over the weekend that left two victims in the hospital.  Shortly after midnight, a... (Continue reading)

SLO High School students need to come first

OPINION by LISA WASHMUTH Open letter to San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board: With the recent enlightenment about the San Luis Obispo High School’s athletic director’s behavior, came information about the former principal and the superintendent being more concerned... (Continue reading)