County waives $20,000 in fees to allow DeVaul to build at Sunny Acres

In the the latest chapter of the Sunny Acres controversy, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed to waive more than $20,000 in fees to allow Dan De Vaul to build a new residence on his Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion sighted in Pismo Beach

The Pismo Beach Police department has confirmed a recent mountain lion sighting near Chumash Park. Police are warning the public to exercise caution in the park and surrounding areas. The following are guidelines regarding encounters with mountain lions: • Do... (Continue reading)

Man accused of Arroyo Grande home invasion

A Santa Maria man is accused of forcing himself into a rural Arroyo Grande home in mid-August and tying up two brothers before robbing them and pistol whipping one of the victims. Santa Maria police officers arrested Silas Nathaniel Kanady,... (Continue reading)

How the West Was Fun, event photos section two

Yea ha! The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum drew more than 200 cowboys, saloon girls and cattle rustlers to the Avila Beach Resort for bull riding and line dancing on Oct. 14.  Richard Gearhart won the bull riding contest putting... (Continue reading)

SLO Council votes to increase trash rates

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted to raise the rates for trash collection at Tuesday’s meeting. [KCOY] As of Nov. 1, customers can expect to see an across the board increase of 4.6 percent. For example, a homeowner who... (Continue reading)

Maldonado inflates campaign war chest

Abel Maldonado, seeking to challenge Lois Capps in the 2012 congressional election, is being accused of shifting around campaign funds in order to inflate reported figures. [SacBee] The former California lieutenant governor, originally from Santa Maria, has dropped big money into... (Continue reading)

OccupyCalPoly moves on SLO county courthouse

Members of a local spinoff of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest movement plan to set up camp indefinitely outside the San Luis Obispo County courthouse starting Wednesday. The announcement was posted on the Facebook page for “OccupyCalPoly.” “We will be... (Continue reading)

How the West Was Fun, event photos section one

Yea ha! The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum drew more than 200 cowboys, saloon girls and cattle rustlers to their annual party of the year on October 14 at the Avila Beach Resort.  They again exceeded their fund raising goals... (Continue reading)

Idea pushed to tax California millionaires

Plans for a California attempt to tax millionaires have gotten a boost from the Occupy Wall Street movement. [MercuryNews] The California Federation of Teachers and a coalition of allies want to place a measure on the November 2012 ballot to... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield puts Harry Belafonte to sleep

OK, time to let the jokes about Bakersfield fly. People apparently fall asleep just at the mention of the place. That’s what happened Friday on the morning show at KBAK-KBFX when legendary calypso singer Harry Belfonte in New York dozed... (Continue reading)