Scam leads Ravine Waterpark to stop selling tickets online

By KAREN VELIE The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles has stopped selling daily passes online because of an “exceptionally large amount of fraud.” Admission tickets are still available at the park. “Please be aware there is a scam going on... (Continue reading)

Partners accuse SLO developer of fraud, breach of contract

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series regarding allegations of fraud and breach of contract against high-profile developer Hamish Marshall. By KAREN VELIE In a pair of lawsuits filed earlier this year, partners of Hamish Marshall level... (Continue reading)

Fire near Creston has burned 100 acres, 60% contained

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The woodland fire that broke out Sunday along Highway 58 southeast of Creston has burned 100 acres and is 60% contained, as of Monday morning. Shortly before noon, a caller reported the blaze burning near the intersection... (Continue reading)

Fire near Creston burns 90 acres, 50% contained

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The woodland fire that broke out late Sunday morning along Highway 58 southeast of Creston has burned 90 acres. As of 7:30 p.m., the blaze is 50% contained, according to Cal Fire.  Shortly before noon, a caller... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 80 acres near Creston, spreading

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A woodland fire that broke out late Sunday morning is scorching an area along Highway 58 near Creston, northeast of Santa Margarita. Shortly before noon, a caller reported the fire burning near the intersection of Highway 58... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision on Highway 166

By KAREN VELIE A motorcyclist was killed in a fiery, head-on collision on Highway 166 near Chimineas Ranch Road on Saturday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., the motorcyclist crashed into a black Subaru Forester near the intersection of Chimineas Ranch... (Continue reading)

California having best fire season in 25 years

By KAREN VELIE The beginning of the 2023 fire season boasts the fewest acres burned in 25 years, according to an investigation by The Mercury News. While many feared that a wet winter would result in higher fuel loads and... (Continue reading)

Summer dining and drinking specials 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. SeaVenture Restaurant in Pismo Beach Enjoy ocean front dining at the SeaVenture Restaurant in Pismo Beach... (Continue reading)

PG&E conducting aerial patrols above San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce wildfire risk, PG&E announced plans to conduct aerial patrols next week over portions of San Luis Obispo County. As part of PG&E’s Vegetation Management Program, helicopter patrols will search... (Continue reading)

Newsom appoints Michael Kelley SLO County Superior Court judge

By KAREN VELIE Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday the appointment of Judge Michael Kelley to a judgeship in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. Kelley served as a judge at the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2018. He... (Continue reading)