Shining a brighter light on public officials

An Orange County lawmaker is pushing a plan to force greater financial accountability by public officials and certain high level government employees, but opposition from those affected is stiffening. Sen. Lou Correa, R-Orange County, ushered his bill, SB 46, through... (Continue reading)

New ebook serves as Talk Radio 101

Two San Luis Obispo radio talk show hosts have co-authored a new ebook about radio and what it takes to be an effective guest. Deborah Bayles and Dave Congalton, both of whom host shows locally for KVEC 920 AM, wrote... (Continue reading)

18 foot shark sighted in waters off Cambria

An approximately 18-foot shark sighted in the waters off Cambria prompted authorities to post warning signs along the beach. Cal Fire officials determined the report to be a credible sighting of a shark 50 yards off Leffingwell Landing. As a... (Continue reading)

What the community needs to know about homelessness

OPINION BY BECKY JORGESON I am organizing a protest rally for this Wednesday (September 7) at 8 a.m. on the steps of the county courthouse in downtown San Luis Obispo. Please come if you can. I am organizing the protest... (Continue reading)

Homeless protest planned for Wednesday

A local activist is organizing a protest Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, on behalf of homeless people in San Luis Obispo County. Becky Jorgeson of the recently-formed Homeless Project says the protest is planned for 8 a.m. on the steps of... (Continue reading)

Templeton woman buys back stolen jewelry

A Templeton woman was excited to learn that an Atascadero pawn shop had purchased her stolen jewelry. An emotion dampened when she learned she would have to pay the shop $2,100 before she could retrieve her items. [KSBY] Carol Morgan... (Continue reading)

Undocumented students to get public money

A controversial state measure to provide publicly-funded financial aid to undocumented immigrant college students has ignited a widespread political firefight, and Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he is likely to sign the bill into law. [Reuters] The Assembly passed AB... (Continue reading)

Manhunt for Cal State professor

A manhunt is underway for a Cal State San Bernardino professor suspected of heading a drug ring. Law enforcement officials warn that the professor  is considered armed and dangerous. [LATimes] Stephen J. Kinzey, a 43-year-old kinesiology professor, allegedly led a... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff deputies crack down on drugs

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies served search warrants on homes in Paso Robles and Oceano on Friday which resulted in eleven arrests for drug and alcohol related offenses. At 6 p.m., deputies served search warrants on two residences on... (Continue reading)

Drug concerns lead to temporary closure of Mission Plaza

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The City of San Luis Obispo placed a 24-hour ban on loitering in Mission Plaza from 4 p.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday in attempt to curb criminal activity. Also prohibiting loitering by “the globe” along the... (Continue reading)