Fire destroys barn in rural Templeton

By RICHARD BASTIAN A fire destroyed a large barn on Ragin Way in rural Templeton Sunday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., a caller reported a structure on fire at 1980 Ragin Way near Almond Drive, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters... (Continue reading)

Division, disenfranchisement, potential dissolution in San Simeon

OPINION by HANK KRZCIUK Last year, the San Simeon Community Services District, under strong recommendations of District Counsel Jeffery Minnery, who said, or implied, the district was under the imminent threat of litigation, was divided into five voting areas to... (Continue reading)

Find deals on dining and more in SLO County

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)

Moreno leads in race for SLO County supervisor campaign contributions

By KAREN VELIE With three San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor seats up for grabs, the four candidates running are raking in cash and fervently campaigning. Campaign finance reports for the first half of 2023 show Atascadero Mayor Heather... (Continue reading)

Court shoots down Monterey County’s oil drilling ban

By KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that counties cannot ban oil drilling because regulating oil production is the job of state regulators. In 2016, 56% of Monterey County voters supported an ordinance banning new oil drilling and... (Continue reading)

Shandon murder defendant could be incompetent to stand trial

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge ruled Thursday that the Shandon man who stabbed to death his stepmother and wounded his father may not be competent to stand trial. [Tribune] On the evening of July 17, 31-year-old Justin Buchanan allegedly stabbed... (Continue reading)

SUV slams into light pole in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver ran a red light and sideswiped a vehicle, which then slammed into a light pole at a San Luis Obispo gas station on Friday.  Shortly before 2 p.m., the driver of a sedan ran a... (Continue reading)

Mid-State Fair attendance and revenue up in 2023

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than 334,000 visitors attended the California Mid-State Fair this year, according to an estimated tally released by event organizers on Thursday.  The 2023 fair, which spanned July 19 through July 30, saw an estimated .5% increase... (Continue reading)

Erik Gorham drops out of SLO County District 5 supervisor race

By KAREN VELIE North County resident Erik Gorham dropped out of the San Luis Obispo County District 5 race on Thursday, he announced on the The Dave Congalton show on KVEC. Gorham’s exit leaves two District 5 candidates, Heather Moreno... (Continue reading)

Gas prices surge in SLO County, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE With the price for a barrel of oil nearing $80, the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased 11 cents during the past week to $5.31, according to figures from AAA.... (Continue reading)