True Story: How the Tribune almost went to Paso

By DAVID CONGALTON The Tribune, I guess what would be formally called the San Luis Obispo County Tribune, used to be the Telegram-Tribune, and the newspaper offices used to be in a funky old building on Johnson Avenue, where Scolari’s... (Continue reading)

CHP officer killed in Paso Robles

A California Highway Patrol officer was struck by a motorist at Spanish Camp and River Roads in Paso Robles around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. According to the CHP, a woman driving a Toyota Corolla turned a corner at high speed... (Continue reading)

San Francisco requires posting of cell phone emission levels

San Francisco once again serves as the trend setter by becoming the first U.S. city to require retailers to post notices detailing the amount of radiation emitted by the cell phones they sell. [San Francisco Chronicle] The Board of Supervisors... (Continue reading)

Who will be the new county sheriff?

An impressive primary performance by Ian Parkinson underscores the challenge facing runner-up Joe Cortez as the two face off in the general election to decide who will be the next San Luis Obispo County Sheriff. [Tribune] Parkinson, a San Luis... (Continue reading)

Chambers annual mixer and tradeshow, event photos

The Arroyo Grande Chamber’s annual tradeshow featured more than 50 booths from area businesses. Attendees at the South County Regional Business Center enjoyed giveaways, samples, prices and refreshments on June 24. Find local events as well as movie show times... (Continue reading)

Nitrate contamination widespread on Central Coast farms

Thousands of farm owners up and down the Central Coast have wells that have been affected by nitrates due to heavy fertilizer use. [Mercury News] Scientists believe that fertilizers are the leading cause of nitrate pollution in California groundwater. The... (Continue reading)

Couple detained over questions about kidnapping and prostitution

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating allegations of kidnapping and prostitution involving a teenage girl from Santa Barbara. Deputies pulled over a white Cadillac on Highway 1 in Morro Bay Friday afternoon and questioned two women and one... (Continue reading)

Ten initiatives makes the November ballot

Ten statewide measures have officially qualified for California’s November election. [Capitol Weekly] The deadline was Thursday and more than half of the ballot measures, requiring sufficient signatures from voters, qualified at the last minute. Get ready to rumble, experts warn.... (Continue reading)

Kathy Smith attempts return to San Luis city council

A former San Luis Obispo city councilwoman who resigned from office in 1998 to move out of state, has decided to seek her old spot in November. Kathy Springer Smith filed a Candidate Intention Statement with city officials this week.... (Continue reading)

Downtown Brew clears rumors of closure

For 16 years, notable performers have made music and revelry at San Luis Obispo’s Downtown Brew, but a few days ago, rumors started circulating that the popular night spot had closed its doors. And while the club is in the... (Continue reading)