Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo’




SLO to hold special election as city battles to keep inspecting rentals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Rather than adopting a non-discrimination in housing ordinance and staving off a special election, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send the ongoing dispute over a rental inspection program to the voters. The... (Continue reading)

Check fraud suspects caught in SLO with meth and toddler

Three Fresno residents are accused of using fraudulent checks in San Luis Obispo County that have resulted in local businesses suffering $160,000 in losses, with another $150,000 in losses expected, according to SLOPD. Officers located the suspects in San Luis... (Continue reading)

Lichtig, Olson fined over ‘sexist’ firefighters video

San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig and Fire Chief Garret Olson have both received fines for their participation in a video that allegedly sexually objectified firefighters. Lichtig received a $2,659 fine and Olson was fined $5,442. Lichtig’s fine is... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves $2,000 bonuses for management employees

The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to hand one-time payments of $2,000 to 93-management level employees, including City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick. City human resources staff proposed the one-time payments... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves sanctuary city-style resolution

Led by Mayor Heidi Harmon, the city of San Luis Obispo has responded to a purported crackdown on illegal immigration by the Trump Administration with a resolution declaring all people, irrespective of immigration status, welcome in SLO and instructing city... (Continue reading)

SLO to spend $20,000 more on probing ‘sexist’ video

The San Luis Obispo City Council will consider allocating on Tuesday an additional $20,000 to wrap up an investigation into personnel complaints against City Manager Katie Lichtig and Fire Chief Garret Olson, which were prompted by a video that allegedly... (Continue reading)

SLO may give $2,000 bonuses to 93 high-ranking employees

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Update: The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to hand one-time payments of $2,000 to 93-management level employees, including City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick. Original: Although the city... (Continue reading)

Palm Theatre to screen 1984 as part of international Trump protest

The Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo will screen the film version of George Orwell’s 1984 on Tuesday as part of an international protest against President Donald Trump. More than 190 art house theaters in 44 states, including about 28... (Continue reading)

Thief snatches video games from Cheap Thrills in SLO

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man who allegedly stole video games from record store Cheap Thrills in downtown SLO. Around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, the suspect entered Cheap Thrills at 563 Higuera Street and stole several video games,... (Continue reading)

Video shows thief snatching phone from SLO pizzeria

A San Luis Obispo pizzeria is requesting help from the public in locating a man who allegedly stole a cell phone from behind the counter Wednesday night. Gino’s Pizza, which is located at 1761 Monterey Street, is circulating surveillance footage... (Continue reading)