Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’

SLO County proposes $494.8 million budget

San Luis Obispo County administrators proposed a $494.8 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The proposed 2013-2014 budget represents a $3.9 million increase from the 2012-2013 budget and currently contains a $2.2 million... (Continue reading)

SLO County considering consolidating financial offices

Members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors are slated to vote on Tuesday whether or not to consolidate the offices of Treasurer-Tax Collector and Auditor-Controller. Frank Freitas, the county’s former treasurer-tax collector, retired last year. If the... (Continue reading)

USDA declares SLO County agriculture disaster area

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared San Luis Obispo County an agricultural disaster area due to a recent drought. On April 10, the USDA designated San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties as primary natural disaster areas because of... (Continue reading)

SLO County firefighters battled three small fires

Firefighters in San Luis Obispo County were busy Sunday battling several small fires. [KSBY] In the 3900 block of Upper Lopez Canyon Drive in Arroyo Grande, a fire slowly burned three acres before firefighter were able to contain the blaze.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero grad’s parents awarded $7.7 million

A San Luis Obispo County jury awarded the parents of an Atascadero grad who died in 2010 during a struggle with her caregivers $7.7 million. [Tribune] The jury’s award is $2.2 million more than the $5 million the plaintiffs, Kathleen... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment falls to 7 percent

With 7 percent unemployment, San Luis Obispo County is now ranked fourth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is... (Continue reading)

Radio station drops Spanish programming

King City’s KC102 radio station has scrubbed its nighttime Spanish-language programs after two decades, and station officials plan to extend news coverage into north San Luis Obispo County. The station’s signal reaches south to the Cuesta Grade, north to Salinas,... (Continue reading)

Bill Benica signs off from KYNS

San Luis Obispo County veteran radio broadcaster Bill Benica said goodbye to his listeners last Friday before leaving his keys at the front desk. Benica, who has been on the San Luis Obispo airwaves for more than 35 years, said... (Continue reading)

Homeless man hassled by CAPSLO, Family Ties

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program. See Social Security’s letter stopping Cliff Anderson’s... (Continue reading)

Valley Fever cases drop in SLO County

Cases of Valley Fever in San Luis Obispo County have dropped from 225 cases in 2011 to 163 cases in 2012. For the past few years, cases of the disease have been on the increase with 87 reported in 2009... (Continue reading)