Should SLO County leadership cut ties to corruption?

OPINION by STEW JENKINS An open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors: Just days ago the governor signed 10 sweeping bills amending the conduct of  elections. Changes now must be lawfully harmonized with local preferences. In... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly police investigating alleged on-campus rape

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Cal Poly police are searching for a man who allegedly raped a victim in the Poly Canyon area of the university campus Monday night. After the alleged sexual assault at the Poly Canyon Architecture Structures Area, university... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors won’t correct staff error over appointment

By KAREN VELIE After a heated debate and a few tears, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 not to correct staff’s misdirection that led to an advisory committee selecting only three candidates who had worked in... (Continue reading)

Erica Stewart appointed mayor, Michelle Shoresman to the SLO Council

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council appointed Vice Mayor Erica Stewart on Tuesday to replace Heidi Harmon as SLO’s mayor. Following the mayoral appointment, the council selected Michelle Shoresman to fill the seat vacated by Stewart. Shoresman... (Continue reading)

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, cases continue to fall

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported seven new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and a decline in new cases from a daily average of 63 on Friday to 60 on Tuesday. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range... (Continue reading)

Winning $685 million lottery ticket sold at Morro Bay Albertsons

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A lucky person who purchased a lottery ticket at Albertsons in Morro Bay won a $685 million jackpot in Monday’s Powerball drawing. The jackpot winner purchased the ticket at the Albertsons located at 730 Quintana Road, according... (Continue reading)

Mannequin hanging on Santa Barbara County cliff leads to cliff rescue

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency responders headed to a beach between Santa Barbara and Goleta on Monday in attempt to rescue a person hanging from a cliff, only to discover it was actually a mannequin. At 3:49 p.m., a passerby called... (Continue reading)

Vehicle fire ignites vegetation on the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A car fire spread into vegetation on the Cuesta Grade Sunday evening and burned a total of 10 acres of grass and brush. The fire is 60 percent contained, as of Monday morning. Full containment is expected... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested following shooting, standoff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot a person during a dispute in Santa Maria Saturday night, then fled and initiated an hours-long standoff with police before his arrest. Prior to the shooting, at about 11 p.m., a 911 caller reported... (Continue reading)

Battle over SLO County’s clerk recorder appointment

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss whether to require seven candidates for the interim county clerk recorder position as voted by the board, or chose from three people selected by a... (Continue reading)