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Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Pismo beach

By KAREN VELIE Two people landed in jail on Tuesday night after Pismo Beach police officers found them transporting mutiple illegal drugs packaged for sale. Late Tuesday night, officers pulled over a vehicle and discovered a large amount of marijuana,... (Continue reading)

Camarillo man targeted seniors, guilty of embezzlement

By KAREN VELIE A Camarillo man who targeted seniors he met at places of worship and through a legal aid hotline was found guilty last week of 29 counts of embezzlement, fraud, burglary, elder abuse, grand theft and money laundering,... (Continue reading)

Man shot, wounded at house party in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a man at a house party in Nipomo on Tuesday night. Deputies are searching for the shooter. Shortly after 9 p.m., mutiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the 300 block of... (Continue reading)

California approves $35 million for Highway 46 improvements

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Transportation Commission last month approved $35 million in construction funds for the first phase of a Highway 46 improvement project in northeastern San Luis Obispo County near the Kern County line.  Caltrans District 5... (Continue reading)

Signatures collected, Paso Robles paid parking referendum moves forward

By KAREN VELIE A citizens group on Tuesday turned in more than 2,400 signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot to repeal an ordinance permitting paid parking in downtown Paso Robles. The group needed to collect approximately 1,700... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo firefighters revive person injured in house fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A person stopped breathing amid a house fire in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, but firefighters performed CPR and managed to revive the victim. Shortly before 1 p.m., a caller reported a fire at a single-family home... (Continue reading)

Trapped motorists escorted out following Highway 1 collapse

By KAREN VELIE Convoys on Monday escorted people trapped after a landslide led to the closure of a 40-mile stretch of Highway 1 near Big Sur. On Saturday, approximately 1,600 tourist and workers were trapped after heavy rains led to... (Continue reading)

Is San Simeon’s end game a county service area?

OPINION by HENRY KRZCIUK The district board proposes dissolving San Simeon Community Services District and transferring services and governance to the San Luis Obispo county. If the dissolution is approved by LAFCO and the County Board of Supervisors, a county... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The Paso Robles City Council will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on April 2 in the council chambers. The Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 last month to raise their compensation by 10% and their travel... (Continue reading)

Driver suffers medical emergency, crashes into house in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver suffered a medical emergency and crashed into a house in San Luis Obispo on Monday morning. Shortly before noon, the driver of a gray sedan slammed into a house at the intersection of Broad and... (Continue reading)