Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’




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SLO County court commissioner dies

San Luis Obispo Superior County Court Commissioner Stephen Briggs Sefton died Saturday at the age of 67. The cause of Sefton’s death is unclear. [Tribune] Sefton served as a court commissioner since 2004. As a commissioner, he he presided over... (Continue reading)

SLO and Paso Robles lead in employee compensation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has a $239,000-a-year firefighter and a $215,000-a-year police officer. They are just two of the 32 SLO city employees who make more than the governor of California, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)

Storm brings crashes, outages and mudslide warnings

A storm that arrived in San Luis Obispo County this week has knocked out power, knocked over a tree and prompted warnings of mudslides. Several traffic accidents also occurred on Tuesday morning. [KSBY] PG&E has reported small power outages in... (Continue reading)

Top ten stories of 2015

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The year 2015 drew to a close with Atascadero’s former citizen of the year in federal prison and Arroyo Grande’s most recent citizen of the year in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. In a wild year... (Continue reading)

Yes, we are criminalizing homelessness

OPINION by TIM WAAG Where can the homeless go without getting ticketed? Cities are judged by how they treat the less fortunate. On that basis, the “happiest place on earth” is doing poorly. SLO County has about 150 shelter beds... (Continue reading)

Central Coast, cheapest homeowners insurance in California

The Central Coast has the cheapest homeowner insurance rates in California, according to a survey by a New York based consumer group. All five of the cities in California with the lowest insurance rates are in San luis Obispo and... (Continue reading)

SLO County to mandate mental health treatment

San Luis Obispo County is planning to adopt a state program that will allow judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment, not as punishment for a crime, but rather in response to the petition of local health officials. The... (Continue reading)

SLO County maintenance supervisor allegedly spied on workers

The maintenance supervisor and lead custodian for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education secretly recorded, spied on and repeatedly harassed employees, according to claims filed on Oct. 29 by Avila Beach-based attorneys with the Tardiff Law Offices In... (Continue reading)

SLO County may take over Cayucos Fire Department

The Cayucos fire commission is planning on dissolving the Cayucos Fire Department and turning over the agency’s responsibilities to San Luis Obispo County, according to the community’s firefighters union. Fire commissioners directed the chief of the fire department to turn... (Continue reading)

Rocktober comes to the Central Coast

By COLIN JONES After a busy summer of festivals and fair shows, live entertainment on the Central Coast keeps its mojo going with an fresh slate of fall concerts to keep local music lovers happy. Metal is making its mark... (Continue reading)



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