Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’




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SLO County prepares for the Super Bowl

San Luis Obispo County is getting ready for the Super Bowl, and CalCoastNews plans to bring you the highlights of local celebrations. CalCoastNews reporters will traverse the county covering Super Bowl Sunday action. On the docket is an expected appearance... (Continue reading)

Unemployment down in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County is ranked fifth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released last week by the California Employment Development Department. The SLO County unemployment rate fell from 6 percent... (Continue reading)

Agricultural visionary Ernie Righetti dead at 97

Ernie Righetti, the man who introduced avocados to the area, died Sunday night. He was 97. [Tribune] Righetti had been under hospice care. He died at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Righetti lived in the house... (Continue reading)

Is water banking in SLO County’s future?

Eyes on your water: First in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Little San Luis Obispo County is poised to become a major player in the West’s high-stakes water future, even while... (Continue reading)

Forbes Magazine notes SLO County as government run amok

In a Forbes Magazine article about relentless government bureaucracy, San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution District salaries and Supervisor Adam Hill are used as examples. “Today, local governments in the U.S. are just as careerist, self-seeking, and mindlessly bureaucratic as... (Continue reading)

What do council members make in SLO County?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Some part-time city council members and mayors in San Luis Obispo County earn high compensation rates for the hours they work. The top earners among council members in the county received approximately $27,000 to $30,000 in total... (Continue reading)

Report shows homeless languishing in San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County is ranked third in the nation for the highest percent of homeless who sleep unsheltered and is bucking the national trend of reducing homelessness, according to a 2013 U.S. Department of Housing and... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo celebrates restaurant month

Dozens of San Luis Obispo County restaurants are participating in the seventh annual Restaurant Month promotion running January 1 through January 31st. Participating restaurants will offer a variety of special menu selections with many featuring a three-course prix fixe meal... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s new whistleblower hotline

San Luis Obispo County has implemented a whistleblower hotline for employees and the public to report financial waste fraud and abuse. [Tribune] Jim Erb, the county auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, said the new program will be used as a tool... (Continue reading)

Common sense, our elected officials and you

OPINION By LAURA MORDAUNT Our elected officials are usually ordinary people who decided to care about our county and its residents…blah, blah, blah. I think that is the way it use to be with some exceptions. Today what I see... (Continue reading)



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