Woman injured in hit and run

An unknown man fled the scene after crashing into a San Luis Obispo woman riding her bicycle at about 2 a.m. today. The man was traveling westbound on Buchon Street in a green Mazda Protégé when he struck the woman,... (Continue reading)

Kottonmouth Kings at Pozo Saloon, event photos

Celebrating 4/20 at Pozo Saloon this year included music from the Kottonmouth Kings, special guests Iration, E-40, Afroman, Public Defendaz and  DJ Donk . If you’ve never been to a concert at the Pozo Saloon, you’re immediately struck by how... (Continue reading)

TV executive pleads no contest to embezzlement

The former head of San Luis Obispo County Public Access television pleaded no contest on April 11 to charges he embezzled funds from the nonprofit. [NewTimes] Anthony Pope was arrested on April 6 for embezzling $2,525 from the station. In... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown calls for better deal for prison guards

California Gov. Jerry Brown negotiated a contract with the politically powerful prison guards’ union that lets guards bank an unlimited amount of vacation time they get paid for when they retire at a substantial cost to taxpayers, a legislative analyst... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande students receive death threats

At least six Arroyo Grande High School students recently received phone calls and messages with threats that they will be harmed or killed. Similar calls have been reported throughout the country during the past two weeks. Police say it appears... (Continue reading)

Taste of Pismo, event photos

If 90 percent of  living is just showing up, than the other 10 percent is showing up at the right time and place. For example, Saturday afternoon’s Taste of Pismo at Dinosaur Caves Park. The Central Coast’s premier wine and... (Continue reading)

Oceano facing insolvency

Oceano district leaders are grappling with possible solutions to ward off the looming threat of insolvency. Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) general manager, Raffaele Montemurro, says the solution to the district’s financial problems is a combination of selling water rights, procuring... (Continue reading)

In the vines

By JOHN SALISBURY Well, ol’ Jack Frost nicked us the second weekend of April in Avila Valley. It got down to 32.5 just long enough to nip some of our Pinot Grigio and the Pinot Naturale block. Usually, we would... (Continue reading)

Hiring freeze at Atascadero State Hospital lifted

In response to a dramatic increase in violence at California mental hospitals, Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said Friday that she is lifting the current hiring freeze. [LATimes] Her decision came a day after she visited Napa State... (Continue reading)

Armed robberies plague Paso Robles

Paso Robles Police are investigating a string of armed robberies of businesses on Spring Street. On Saturday night, two men demanded money from a clerk of JNJ Liquor Store at 3355 Spring St. Before fleeing the shop, one of the... (Continue reading)