Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’

Most of SLO County is no longer in drought

By KAREN VELIE The extreme weather that pounded San Luis Obispo County brought some good news, the bulk of the county is no longer considered in drought, according to a map published on Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Before... (Continue reading)

SLO County man convicted of raping a child under 10

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo jury convicted a 57-year-old man on Thursday of raping a child under 10 years of age and sexually abusing two other children in North County. From Aug. 2018 through Aug. 2021, Craig Anthony... (Continue reading)

SLO County award $33 million contract for probation department construction

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to spend more than $33 million on the construction of a new probation department building. The board approved the construction of an approximately 30,000 square... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s new board majority launch their agenda

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors liberal majority launched their agenda on Tuesday. Their priorities include a new redistricting map, water banking, reversing a planting ordinance, joining new agencies and changing spending priorities. In closed... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s elephant seals thriving despite storms, photos

By KAREN VELIE Following a series of storms that pounded San Luis Obispo County and wrecked havoc on the coastline, the elephant seal population in the north county is thriving. Even though multiple pups were washed out to sea, it... (Continue reading)

SLO County estimates storm damage at more than $100 million

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County officials estimate repairs totaling more than $100 million are needed following the recent storms. Currently, officials estimate the countywide cost of repairs at $106 million, of which $41 million is related to residential... (Continue reading)

SLO County sees unemployment rate drop

By KAREN VELIE Unemployment tumbled in San Luis Obispo County in December even though the region lost about 200 new jobs during the past month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. A 700 person reduction in the workforce drove... (Continue reading)

Plans to evacuate residents trapped between Highway 1 landslides

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Caltrans will lead convoys of vehicles this week evacuating residents trapped in areas impacted by landslides that closed a stretch of Highway 1 from Big Sur in Monterey County to northern San Luis Obispo County. Authorities closed... (Continue reading)

Gas prices creeping up, find the lowest prices in SLO County

By KAREN VELIE Increase gas demand nationally has led to rising costs. The average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased two cents during the past week to $4.84, according to figures from AAA. “Despite... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County sees significant improvement in drought

By KAREN VELIE For more than 20 days, a series of storms unleashed torrential rains on San Luis Obispo County. These storms significantly improved SLO County’s drought status. Before the series of 12 storms, SLO County was in moderate to... (Continue reading)