Two California cities among top three metros residents are leaving

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Francisco has the largest net outflow of residents among cities nationwide, while Los Angeles places third in the rankings of cities residents are leaving, according to a study of home buying trends.  Real estate brokerage Redfin... (Continue reading)

Assemblywoman Dawn Addis facing fine over prohibited donation

By KAREN VELIE California’s political watchdog is seeking a $2,500 fine from Assemblywoman Dawn Addis and a lobbyist for an off-shore wind energy company over a prohibited donation Addis solicited from Steve Black. While running for a seat in the... (Continue reading)

California firefighting helicopters collide, three people killed

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two firefighting helicopters collided in midair while battling a blaze in Riverside County on Sunday, killing a pair of longstanding firefighters and one pilot. Fire personnel were using the helicopters to battle the Broadway Fire that... (Continue reading)

DMV office in Paso Robles temporarily closing

By KAREN VELIE The DMV office in Paso Robles will temporarily close for renovations on Aug. 17, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Monday. Planned renovations include new flooring and paint. Generally, wait times at the North County DMV... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for woman reported missing from SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating a woman who has been missing for nearly a month. Wendelin “Wendy” Stauffer, 29, last made contact with her San Luis Obispo employer... (Continue reading)

Head-on collision snarls traffic on Los Osos Valley Road

By KAREN VELIE Multiple people suffered injuries in a head-on crash on Los Osos Valley Road west of San Luis Obispo on Monday morning that snarled traffic in both directions, according to the CHP. Shortly before 9 a.m., a white... (Continue reading)

SLO remains the Central Coast hot spot for hate crimes

By KAREN VELIE The City of San Luis Obispo continues to lead the Central Coast in incidents of hate crimes, according to the 2022 Hate Crime in California Report released in June. Despite comprising 2% of the total population of... (Continue reading)

Officers investigate robber, workers following 7-Eleven beatdown

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers are investigating both an alleged robber and a pair of store employees who beat up the thief. The suspect is accused of attempting to rob a Stockton 7-Eleven two nights in a row. Shocking video... (Continue reading)

Bad vibrations in Morro Bay

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

More than 1,500 customers lose power in Arroyo Grande, fire reported

By KAREN VELIE More than 1,500 PG&E customers lost power in Arroyo Grande and the Hausna area on Sunday morning. At 10:40 a.m., 1,502 PG&E customers on the east side of Arroyo Grande through the Hausna area lost power. PG&E... (Continue reading)