Where is my SLO County midwife?

OPINION By JOANNE TARKINGTON National Midwifery Week is celebrated during the month of October locally, nationally and globally. While the rest of the country is commemorating the exemplary services of midwives, San Luis Obispo County supported health clinics will no... (Continue reading)

Mission Community Bancorp and Santa Lucia Bank merger finalized

Mission Community Bancorp and Santa Lucia Bank completed a previously announced merger on Oct. 21 saving the troubled Atascadero based Santa Lucia Bank from further regulatory actions, according to the Bancorp. In May, the California Department of Financial Institutions gave Santa... (Continue reading)

Body found in San Luis Obispo

A body was found Sunday on the top of Cerro San Luis Mountain, also known as Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo. Officers with the San Luis Police Department found the body at about 5 p.m. Police have not yet... (Continue reading)

Bullet train threatens Central Valley

The planners behind the controversial California bullet train seem to be complicating matters with their new route—right through historic Bakersfield High School, where rail opponent Cong. Kevin McCarthy just happens to have two children enrolled. [LATimes] The train’s proposed routes... (Continue reading)

North County man arrested after armed standoff

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who fired a rifle at deputies before barricading himself in a garage in rural Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m., deputies responded to calls that Aaron Macay... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district found to have improved financial controls

The County auditor-controller said that the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has implemented changes and now has sufficient controls in place to avoid a conflict of interest, according to an Oct. 21 report by Gere Sibbach, auditor-controller. In... (Continue reading)

Dream Act opponents readying battle

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on the California Dream Act barely had time to dry before opponents of the new law started gathering voter’s autographs to overturn it. Earlier this month Brown inked a long-embattled law allowing illegal immigrants to get... (Continue reading)

CMC begins issuing layoff notices

State officials sent 117 employees of the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County layoff notices on Friday as part of a plan to reduce prison overcrowding by transferring inmates to county jails. As part of the plan, 26,000... (Continue reading)

Consider municipal banks

OPINION By RICHARD SALZMAN Ten days into the Occupy Wall Street protests, I wrote letters to the editor of several papers complaining about the lack of mainstream media coverage. By the time that letter was printed, they finally got to... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed to stop SLO County redistricting plan

The new redistricting lines for San Luis Obispo County were one day away from going into effect when a lawsuit was filed challenging the proposed boundaries. William Pelfrey, a resident of Templeton, said he filed the suit because he believes the... (Continue reading)