Oceano man sentenced in tourist murder

The Oceano man who intentionally drove his car off Highway 101 in Pismo Beach killing two tourists has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Jerardo Iriarte, 19, was originally charged with two counts of murder for the... (Continue reading)

Wife of a SLOPD officer speaks out

Editor’s Note:  The following essay was written by the wife of a veteran San Luis Obispo police officer. She has asked to remain unnamed to protect her family from retribution. Now that the voters of San Luis Obispo have passed... (Continue reading)

Elderly woman killed in collision near Lake Nacimiento

UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol identified the woman killed in the Monday morning crash on Nacimiento Lake Drive as 63-year-old Cynthia Huntsberger of Paso Robles. Alicia Kropp, 40, also of Paso Robles, was not injured in the collision. An elderly... (Continue reading)

Brown kills Blakeslee parks bill

A proposal by Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) to allow cities or counties to operate state parks threatened with closure was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday. Brown then inked into law a Democratic plan allowing nonprofit organizations to... (Continue reading)

First Solar agrees to cease operations after 35 years

Under an agreement with a group of litigants battling against a Carrizo Plain proposed solar plant, Topaz Solar farm will close down after 35 years of operation, First Solar and two local activist groups announced. [Tribune] The 550-megawatt proposed First... (Continue reading)

Fight for Wrestling weigh-in at Mr. Rick’s, event photos

Fight for Wrestling, a professional mixed martial arts event to benefit Cal Poly wrestling, included an official weigh-in on Friday viewed by a packed house at Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach. Find local events at CalCoastNews’  Event Calendar. If you... (Continue reading)

“Occupy San Luis Obispo” planned for Wednesday

A national protest movement comes to San Luis Obispo Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine. Organizers are asking people to gather at 5 p.m. outside of the county courthouse on Monterey Street as part of “Occupy San Luis Obispo.” The planned... (Continue reading)

Trashing the Tribune

OPINION By KEVIN P. RICE San Luis Obispo’s trash container ordinance was recently converted to “trash ordnance” fired at the city council when the Tribune published large color photos of all five San Luis Obispo City Council members’ homes on... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man arrested for attempted murder

Morro Bay Police arrested a Santa Margarita man for allegedly holding his girlfriend hostage and assaulting her early Tuesday morning. Following an argument at a Morro Bay hotel on Atascadero Road, Romen Homero Deleon, 31, allegedly took his girlfriend’s cell... (Continue reading)

SLO County finds no conflict of interest with Ogren’s relationship

UPDATE: Find an audio of the altercation between Linde Owen and Adam Hill at the bottom of this article.  San Luis Obispo County’s top official said Tuesday his investigation showed Public Works Director Paavo Ogren having a dating relationship with... (Continue reading)