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Will Republicans lose state budget battle?

As the budget debate continues in Sacramento, some political analysts are continuing to question the current Republican strategy of blocking proposed tax hikes, while not offering fiscal solutions of their own. [LA Times] Recently, 30 of the 42 Republican state... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s deputies dump homeless man in Gorda?

Store clerks watched as San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies rolled into the remote Highway 1 community of Gorda, located on the southern border of Monterey County, to drop off a homeless man in front of the Gorda Store last... (Continue reading)

Homeless man stabbed in San Luis Obispo

A homeless man was stabbed multiple times in the torso on Sunday at about 4:19 p.m. at a San Luis Obispo homeless encampment. Police and paramedics responding to an emergency call at the camp located in the area of Tank... (Continue reading)

Celebration of the Arts at the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, event photos

Whether it was an actor from an upcoming production of Willy Wonka singing a solo or a group of youths dancing across the floor, the students of the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy entertained the attendees of the first annual Celebration... (Continue reading)

Blaze destroys Arroyo Grande mobile home

Two people are homeless after a fire roared through their mobile home early Sunday morning. The mobile home, located at 3711 Alisos Road in a rural area of Arroyo Grande, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters from Cal Fire,... (Continue reading)

CMC inmate suing prison over grooming policy

A Sikh inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo is suing the Department of Corrections for punishing him for refusing to trim his beard in adherence to his religion. [SacramentoBee] Sukhjinder Basra claims that guards punished him... (Continue reading)

Homeless man drowns in Paso Robles

A homeless man drowned Friday night after he fell asleep under a bridge and was swept away by the rain-swollen Salinas River in Paso Robles. [SanJoseMercuryNews] Three homeless men were sleeping under the Niblick Road Bridge on an elevated sandbar... (Continue reading)

Mind your own business

This is the first in series of articles about minding your business, whether your business is providing goods or services to others or even if your business is simply making sure that you and your family are keeping your head... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado to run for Congress in 2012

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado said he plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Lois Capps in 2012. [FresnoBee] “Washington needs people who are independent and bipartisan and who are fiscally responsible, and I think... (Continue reading)

Here comes the sun

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Thursday to approve the proposed 250-megawatt SunPower solar power plant on the Carrizo Plain. A fifth commissioner, Dan O’Grady, whose district includes the Carrizo Plain, was too ill to attend... (Continue reading)