Pismo Beach parking lot closes over eminent domain dispute

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid a dispute between Pismo Beach and a property owner over an eminent domain clause in a contract, a popular downtown lot has closed to the public, exacerbating the South County city’s parking problems. [KSBY] The 75-space... (Continue reading)

Central Coast cannabis business files countersuit against competitor

By KAREN VELIE Central Coast-based Glass House Brands and owners Kyle Kazan and Graham Farrar of Santa Barbara filed a defamation lawsuit last week against a competitor who sued Glass House for the alleged illegal trafficking of cannabis. Two weeks... (Continue reading)

Developer to break ground on long-planned Grover Beach hotel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Construction will soon begin on a hotel project in Grover Beach that has been in the works since 2007. [KCOY] The hotel will be a Springhill Suites by Marriott located at 950 El Camino Real. The site... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist suffers major injuries in San Luis Obispo crash

By KAREN VELIE A motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a crash with an SUV on Broad Street on Monday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., a motorcyclist collided with an SUV at the intersection of Broad and Caudill streets. The motorcyclist... (Continue reading)

SLO County Grand Jury reveals nonprofit’s failures

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury report calls out a local government agency and a nonprofit for failing to accomplish tasks they were paid to perform at the county’s safe parking site on Oklahoma Avenue and... (Continue reading)

Victim airlifted to hospital after shooting in Guadalupe

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A helicopter airlifted a person to a hospital who was wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting in Guadalupe on Saturday. [KSBY] Shortly before 11 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the 200 block of Pioneer Street.... (Continue reading)

Will Morro Bay wind farms be the demise of Port San Luis?

OPINION by ROBERT SIDENBERG I heard about the proposed Morro Bay Offshore Wind Farm awhile back but didn’t really think too much about it. It would supposedly be out of sight and didn’t seem to have any affect on my... (Continue reading)

Officers arrest suspected arsonist near Lompoc

By KAREN VELIE Lompoc police officers arrested a 31-year-old man who is suspected of starting a brush fire near Allan Hancock College on Sunday. Shortly before 11 a.m., several 911 callers reported a brush fire burning near the college. The... (Continue reading)

Court makes it easier to sue law enforcement in California

By KAREN VELIE For decades, a lower court precedent protected law enforcement in California from civil lawsuits based on misconduct committed during an investigation, but that has now changed. On Thursday, the California Supreme Court reiterated the lawsuit immunity limits... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo seeking advice on Emerson Park revitalization

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo is asking the public to weigh in on plans for the renovation of Emerson Park. The 3-acre park is located in the downtown area. California State Parks awarded the city $2.81 million in Proposition... (Continue reading)