Articles Tagged With ‘Tourism’




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SLO continues to ignore architectural guidelines

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OPINION by ALLAN COPPER On Jan. 3, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 to deny an appeal of a four-story motel project proposed to be located at 1042 Olive Street. This project is an architectural misfit in height,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach may help developer fund hotel project

Matthew Bronson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As a reward for potentially generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city, Grover Beach may financially assist a developer that plans to build a hotel on a site with no water and sewer connections.... (Continue reading)

Elderly man drowns in Avila Beach hotel pool

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An 88-year-old man was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon shortly after he was found at the bottom of a hotel pool in Avila Beach. [KSBY] At 1:22 p.m., Cal Fire responded a call about a possible drowning at the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Man robs Pismo Beach hotel and gets away

Photo of robber at Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach

A man wearing a white surgical mask and a black or dark-colored hoodie robbed the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach Thursday night. Officers responded to the scene and searched for the robber but did not find the suspect. [KSBY] Around... (Continue reading)

German and Australian tourists collide on Highway 1

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Two white Jeep SUVs — one carrying four German tourists and one carrying an Australian couple — collided on Highway 1 at the south end of San Simeon Wednesday afternoon. All four Germans went to the hospital on what was... (Continue reading)

SLO County renews lodging tax

SLO County Tourism Business Improvement District

A 2 percent tax on hotel stays along much of San Luis Obispo County’s coastline will remain in place for at least one more year and likely much longer. The tax is also collected at motels, vacation rentals and bed-and-breakfasts.... (Continue reading)

Record breaking year in tourism dollars

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San Luis Obispo County brought in $1.58 billion in tourism dollars in 2015, a record breaking year with a 4 percent increase in tourism dollars over 2014. [KSBY] Tourism officials are already planning ways to make next years numbers even... (Continue reading)

Makeshift motorhome sparks eight fires in Cayucos

A 1954 Greyhound bus that was converted into a motorhome sparked eight fires along Highway 1 in Cayucos Sunday afternoon. The fires burned about 1.1 acres. [KSBY] Shortly before 3 p.m., a person was driving the motorhome on Highway 1... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande commission critical of Tompkins’ hotel plan

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City planning commissioners are requesting that developer Nick Tompkins redesign a hotel he is planning to build in the Village of Arroyo Grande. The proposed architecture does not fit the character of the Village, according to the planning commission majority.... (Continue reading)

Does California have a hotel bubble?

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Hotel buyers are spending in record fashion in California this year. [OC Register] Buyers spent $4.4 billion on 174 California hotels in the first half of 2015, according to Atlas Hospitality Group of Irvine. That surpassed the annual total spent... (Continue reading)



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