Missing Atascadero man found dead at golf course

BY KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says remains found Aug. 10 at the Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero are those of missing 35-year-old Darren Kyle Santangelo. A family member last saw Santangelo on June 30,... (Continue reading)

Dead body found on Cal Poly campus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An individual or individuals found a dead body on the Cal Poly campus Sunday morning. [KSBY] Shortly after 9:20 a.m., a caller reported a body lying near Building 180 on the university campus. Cal Poly police officers... (Continue reading)

Oceano officials take issues of civility to the courtroom

By KAREN VELIE Disagreement between Oceano officials over policy and civility have advanced from the community to the courtroom with one district official seeking a restraining order against another district official. Oceano Community Services District has battled allegations of harassment,... (Continue reading)

Collapse of Goleta-based cannabis business shows need for reform

OPINION by HIRSH JAIN The recent collapse of HERBL is a warning signal to state policymakers about how urgently reform is needed to prevent a collapse in the California cannabis market. HERBL is a leading California cannabis distributor based in... (Continue reading)

Atascadero cleans up encampments, finds housing for two

By KAREN VELIE Multiple agencies have worked for several weeks to clean up and remove homeless encampments at the Highway 101 and Morro Road intersection area because of safety concerns, the city announced last week. Staff from Atascadero, Caltrans and... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles High School vandalism cost at $50,000, repairs underway

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles Unified School District is working to fix broken windows and clean up the campus after vandals damaged property across the high school last week. The district plans to have the campus in shape for the... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay facing garbage rate increase, city will profit

By KAREN VELIE The Morro Bay City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with a 20.20% to 38.58% increase in garbage rates. City residents have already seen hikes in water, sewer, gas and electric bills. Countywide, multiple garbage companies have... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices continue to rise, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Amid an increase in demand at the punps and rising crude oil prices, the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased sis cents during the past week to $5.37, according to... (Continue reading)

King Harris, in his own words

OPINION By DAVE CONGALTON Many of us first came across King Harris while he was the anchor and news director at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara. He became more of a local San Luis Obispo presence in 1998 after joining KVEC... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission appeals ruling over vehicles on Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday appealed a trial court ruling that the commission overstepped its authority when it voted to phase out off-road vehicle usage at the Oceano Dunes by 2025. The commission opposition to San... (Continue reading)