San Luis Obispo’s grossly unfair water rates

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Grossly unfair is a good description of San Luis Obispo’s water rates, which charge those practicing water conservation nearly twice the rate of water wasters. On June 6, the city council plans to raise water rates,... (Continue reading)

Man killed in crash on Highway 46 at Cholame ‘Y’

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Northern California man was killed in a crash at the Cholame “Y” in northeastern San Luis Obispo County Tuesday evening.  Shortly after 7 p.m., Kayleigh Pearson, 37, of Hanford was driving a 2021 Ford Explorer eastbound... (Continue reading)

U.S. Census reveals largest racial groups in each Central Coast County

By KAREN VELIE The Central Coast of California has an almost even number of Hispanic people and white people, according to data the U.S. Census Bureau released last week. The data also includes information on income, housing and nation of... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles High School student threatens to shoot up school

By KAREN VELIE Officers arrested a Paso Robles High School student on Tuesday who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school in a message written in a school bathroom. During a routine bathroom check, a school staffer discovered a message... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man busted with nearly 2 pounds of fentany

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Grover Beach man they caught with a large amount of drugs including nearly two pounds of fentanyl on May 25. After observing a vehicle weaving across lanes and driving... (Continue reading)

Guilty plea reveals details of Atascadero teen’s death

By KAREN VELIE A Paso Robles man pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday morning to selling the fentanyl that caused the death of an Atascadero teen. In a plea agreement reached May 24, Timothy Clark Wolfe,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay proposed initiative seeks to block industrialization

By KAREN VELIE Morro Bay residents are moving forward with a plan to stop the industrialization of their waterfront, while several local and state officials are also focusing on the proposed transformation of Port San Luis in rural Avila Beach.... (Continue reading)

Reconstruction of bridge north of Morro Bay nears completion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Drivers on Highway 1 are now traversing a new Toro Creek Bridge north of Morro Bay. On Tuesday morning, Caltrans announced the demolishing and replacing of the Toro Creek Bridge is nearing completion. The rebuild of the... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies in cell at Santa Barbara County jail, second in five days

By KAREN VELIE An inmate died in a cell at a Santa Barbara County jail on Monday afternoon, the second inmate who has died in the past five days. Shortly after 2 p.m., a custody deputy and a WellPath medical... (Continue reading)

Driver knocks down light pole in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver crashed into a light pole, knocking it down, on Sunday afternoon in San Luis Obispo. It is suspected the driver swerved to avoid another car that unexpectedly entered the person’s lane, police said. The driver... (Continue reading)