SLO police cite 15 people during bicycle and pedestrian safety operation

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department issued 15 citations to drivers for a variety of violations during a bicycle and pedestrian safety operation on June 8. These violations include: Stop sign violation, failing to take the bike... (Continue reading)

Sperm whale pod spotted off California coast

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A boating crew spotted a rarely-seen pod of sperm whales off the coast of Southern California earlier this month. [CBS News] Crew members with Newport Coastal Adventure first reported seeing the whales on June 4 in an... (Continue reading)

Man commandeers Amtrak train in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A man commandeered an Amtrak train in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday morning causing a several hour delay for passengers on the Pacific Surfliner Train. Shortly after 5 a.m., the man climbed aboard the train, entered the... (Continue reading)

Local radio show focuses on public policy and the law

OPINION by STEW JENKINS In March 2023, the K-NEWS FM 98.5 asked me to start broadcasting a local radio talk show focused on law and public policy – a local show called SLO County Public Policy & The Law. It... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man threatened Planned Parenthood, pleads guilty

By KAREN VELIE A Central Coast man pleaded guilty on Monday to federal criminal charges of making threatening telephone calls last year, including to a Planned Parenthood office on the day the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade,... (Continue reading)

San Simeon official agrees to pay civil penalties, leave job

By KAREN VELIE A San Simeon official settled a lawsuit with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office on Monday for illegal business practices and false advertising. Prosecutors filed a civil suit in 2021 against a company paid to... (Continue reading)

Man arrested in Southern California for Santa Maria shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers in a border city in Southern California located and arrested a man who investigators say carried out a shooting in Santa Maria earlier this year. On the morning of April 17, a caller reported a... (Continue reading)

Central Coast residents raise funds for Kyle Doan search effort

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Five months after floodwaters swept away 5-year-old Kyle Doan of San Miguel, community members participated in a fundraiser for the missing child’s family, which continues to mount search efforts. [KSBY] The fundraiser dubbed 805 Loves Kyle Doan... (Continue reading)

Visit with a shoeshine caddie in San Luis Obispo

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

All that’s green isn’t gold

OPINION by GEORGE HANSEN Everybody is talking about renewable energy these days, but so often, the subject is conflated with issues of social justice. Renewable energy might be better accepted if proponents concentrated on energy by itself. Better still, they... (Continue reading)