Australian stomach virus outbreak in San Luis Obispo County

A new strain of a stomach virus has caused at least three outbreaks in San Luis Obispo County within the past month, according to local health officials. All three outbreaks, two of which occurred in restaurants and one in a... (Continue reading)

One dead, three injured in Paso Robles crash

One person was killed and three people were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash at Highway 46 East and Golden Hill Road in Paso Robles Wednesday morning. Police said three vehicles were involved in the accident that occurred at about 9... (Continue reading)

CHP chief was making nearly $500,000 before retiring

California Highway Patrol division chief Jeff Talbott retired last year making $483,581 in salary and benefits. [Bloomberg] Talbott, 53, retired as the highest paid officer in the 12 most-populous U.S. states, according to a Bloomberg investigation. Upon retirement, he began... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of threatening state

EDITORS NOTE: See Adam Hill’s email calling a state parks official contemptuous, misleading and dishonest at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s “scathing emails” have now caught the attention of California... (Continue reading)

State can’t escape “No Child…” law

California’s resistance to provisions of 2004’s No Child Left Behind school proficiency act has led to denial of waivers officials have been seeking from the federal government. (San Jose Mercury News) This state wanted to join 33 others and the... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man imprisoned for mortgage fraud

A Santa Margarita man and two Santa Maria men who participated in a complex mortgage fraud scheme were sentenced last week to federal prison terms and ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution to various lenders that suffered losses as... (Continue reading)

Frosty the hitman

This inflatable Christmas decoration stands guard over a home in the 1900 block of Vine Street in Paso Robles, serving to remind all that these holidays are viewed in many different ways by many different people. Without further comment, CalCoastNews... (Continue reading)

Environmental hazards of pot farms

Marijuana growers  are siphoning water, spraying pesticides, chopping down trees and leaving California’s wilderness areas strew with litter, scientist said. [LATimes] State scientists recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, the spawning grounds for endangered... (Continue reading)

SLO County high schools planning new leagues

Principals at high schools in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties will vote on proposed changes to athletic leagues in March which are slated to change the face of high school sports. [KSBY] One of the proposals, for... (Continue reading)

Movie review: The Hobbit

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Nine years after the theatrical release of the final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson brings us back to the Shire, back to Bilbo Baggins, and back 60 years to a more... (Continue reading)