Cayucos man accused of holding a woman hostage, abuse

By KAREN VELIE A 52-year-old Cayucos man is facing charges of domestic violence and false imprisonment after he allegedly held a woman hostage and repeatedly beat her, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors seeking more than 20% pay increase

BY KAREN VELIE Less than a year after refusing to give union represented staffers raises of more than 3% a year, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is set to raise their own salaries by 20.8% on Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Gas prices creeping up, find the lowest prices in SLO County

By KAREN VELIE Increase gas demand nationally has led to rising costs. The average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased two cents during the past week to $4.84, according to figures from AAA. “Despite... (Continue reading)

Nearly 300 people searching near San Miguel for missing boy, photos

By KAREN VELIE A massive search is underway today near San Miguel for missing 5-year-old Kyle Doan, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday. Nearly 300 people from 10 counties in California are involved in the search, along... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police nab alleged car theives

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police arrested two people they caught driving a stolen car through the south county city on Friday evening, police said. Shortly before 8 p.m., a patrol officers spotted a stolen vehicle traveling through the city.... (Continue reading)

Police identify woman killed by train in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police identified the woman killed in a collision with an passenger train last month as 54-year-old Karen Ayn Anderson. On the afternoon of Dec. 27, Anderson was walking on the tracks near the Monarch Butterfly... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle house fire in Atascadero

By KAREN VELIE Firefighters battled a fire at a home in Atascadero on Friday morning, according to the Atascadero Fire Department. Shortly before 10 a.m., a caller reported a fire at a home at 7570 Balboa Road. The single occupant... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police capture alleged car burglar

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande police arrested a 28-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing multiple vehicles in the area from Dec. 2 through Jan. 18. On the morning of Jan. 18, officers served an arrest and search warrant at... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County sees significant improvement in drought

By KAREN VELIE For more than 20 days, a series of storms unleashed torrential rains on San Luis Obispo County. These storms significantly improved SLO County’s drought status. Before the series of 12 storms, SLO County was in moderate to... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman confronts burglar in her home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a man on Thursday who allegedly attempted to burglarize multiple homes in a Paso Robles neighborhood. Shortly after 11 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man broke into her home near Apion Court through... (Continue reading)