Medi-Cal warns Central Coast residents they could lose coverage

By KAREN VELIE Thousands of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County residents could lose their Medi-Cal coverage this year because of a paperwork requirement. In 2020, because of COVID, the federal government enacted a policy that ensured people on... (Continue reading)

SLO High School officials buried sexual misconduct allegations for years

By KAREN VELIE A female San Luis Obispo High School trainer accused head basketball coach and history teacher Jeff Brandow of sexual misconduct nearly a decade ago, but officials squelched her complaint and the harassment allegedly continued. Despite the 2014... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest alleged repeat Lowe’s thief

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers last week arrested a man who allegedly stole items from the Paso Robles Lowe’s store twice in less than three weeks.  On June 30, Kody Lee Samuels 36, of Santa Maria allegedly stole a log... (Continue reading)

Victim stabbed in Grover Beach, suspect arrested

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person is in the hospital and another is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning in Grover Beach.  Shortly after 3 a.m., a 911 caller reported a stabbing in the 500 block of W. Grand... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police searching for missing man

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Grover Beach Police Department is asking the public for help locating a missing man. Police say Manuel Olivio was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Atlantic City Avenue. The police... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara News-Press shuts down following bankruptcy filing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Barbara News-Press, a newspaper that had been in circulation for more than 150 years, has shut down after its publisher filed for bankruptcy last week. [LA Times] Self-described as the oldest daily newspaper in Southern... (Continue reading)

Power outages impacting nearly 2,500 SLO County residents

By KAREN VELIE More than 2,400 PG&E customers lost power in northern San Luis Obispo County on Monday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m., 729 PG&E customers in the Lake Nacimiento area lost power. PG&E estimates the power will be restored... (Continue reading)

Find dining, gardening and other 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. Cafe Roma Restaurant in San Luis Obispo Happy hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with half... (Continue reading)

Offshore wind energy industry facing economic crisis

By KAREN VELIE Amid soaring costs, wind energy companies canceled two offshore projects in the United States and a third in Britain even as the demand for renewable energy soars. Iberdrola canceled a contract to sell power from a planned... (Continue reading)

Goodbye drought, California reservoirs bursting with water

By KAREN VELIE After months of pounding rains and a cooler than usual June, California reservoirs are bursting with water leaving only 6% of the state currently in drought. A year ago, more than 99% of California was in drought,... (Continue reading)