Pond Fire burns 400 acres in rural Santa Margarita

A fast moving fire burning off Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita has grown to more than 400 acres. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Pond Fire was spotted burning near the 3400 block of Kattacreek Road. Cal Fire... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission loses legal battle to Friends of Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE A multiyear contentious legal battle ended Friday with a judge ordering the California Coastal Commission to pay Friends of the Oceano Dunes $252,726 for attorney’s fees and costs. In late 2017, the commission approved a large expansion... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s Dan Dow responds to questions about prosecuting worshipers

In response to questions from Tribune reporter Matt Fountain about why San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said he would not prosecute people for singing in houses of worship, Dow provided his answers to CalCoastNews for the community... (Continue reading)

Cornavirus death toll in San Luis Obispo County reaches 15

A 100-year-old resident of a nursing home is the 15 San Luis Obispo County resident to lose their life to the coronavirus, while California surpasses 500,000 confirmed cases of virus. During the past two days, there were 73 newly confirmed... (Continue reading)

Retired Santa Barbara County officer accused of embezzlement

Retired Santa Barbara County Deputy Probation Officer Manuel Edward Torres, 63, was arrested in Santa Maria on Wednesday for  allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from the probation officers union he led for 20 years. In 2019, the Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Tilting at windmills and Paso Robles garbage rates

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Earlier this year, my local waste collection company let it be known that it wanted to raise its monthly service rates. This isn’t uncommon; it’s a request that comes along every so often and I gave... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo CHP searching for alleged violent protester

The CHP is asking the public to help them identify a protester who smashed a car window onto a 4-year-old boy during a protest in San Luis Obispo on July 21. Shortly after 5 p.m., approximately 300 protesters marched onto... (Continue reading)

Judge sentences Morro Bay man to 6 years in prison for manslaughter

A judge sentenced a Morro Bay man to six years in prison on Thursday for a manslaughter conviction stemming from a fight earlier this year in which he stabbed and killed a former friend. On Jan. 25, Sean Christopher Maneely,... (Continue reading)

Majority of Cal Poly fall sports suspended because of the coronavirus

The majority of Cal Poly’s fall sports competition will not take place because of coronavirus concerns, following a decision Wednesday by the Big West Conference Board of Directors to postpone the upcoming season of athletic events for the remainder of... (Continue reading)

20 Santa Barbara County deputies, 3 inmate’s false positive coronavirus tests

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has determined that three inmates and 20 deputies who previously tested positive for the coronavirus, did not have the virus. As part of widespread testing of inmates and deputies during the past two weeks,... (Continue reading)