Articles Tagged With ‘Tourism’

SLO County employment spurred by tourism

The number of people employed in San Luis Obispo County has risen over the past year prompted heavily by the local tourism industry, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. County residents who make a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles locker room play? Or lock her away?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Was it just naughty fun? A little good-natured grope here and there? Or were crimes committed? Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon is being accused of sexual misconduct by a growing group of former and current Paso... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo motel tied to British murder case

A British tabloid is reporting that U.S. marshals are investigating a link between San Luis Obispo and a sensational murder trial in England. [Daily Mail] Vincent Tabak, a 33-year-old Dutch architectual engineer, is accused of strangling to death Joanna Yeates,... (Continue reading)

This Weekend: Clams, Beer, and Open Studios

“Clam to the Past” is the theme for this weekend’s 65th Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival being held on the pier and throughout the downtown. Scheduled highlights include the festival parade beginning Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by the world-famous... (Continue reading)

Man blamed for deadly crash identified

Officers arrested 55-year-old Jeffrey LaChance of Paso Robles for allegedly causing an accident that left one woman dead Monday afternoon. LaChance was driving northbound on Highway 1 south of Hearst Castle when he attempted to pass a tour bus. He... (Continue reading)

USA Today loves Paso Robles

Forget about gang problems and water issues—Paso Robles was back in the national spotlight over the weekend with glowing travel coverage from USA Today. Calling Paso Robles, “California’s fastest-growing, and to many, most surprising wine region,”  reporter Jayne Clark seemed... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue kayakers in Morro Bay Estuary

Cal Fire paramedics and firefighters made a heroic rescue Saturday evening after a father and daughter became stuck in the mud in the Morro Bay Estuary. Brian Kelly and his 8-year-old daughter Erin headed to Morro Bay earlier in the day... (Continue reading)

70 state parks get the ax

Seventy state parks across California including Morro Strand State Beach will be closed starting in September and completed in July 2012, State Parks’ officials announced on Friday. The governor’s mansion, Limekiln State Park in Big Sur Redwood forests and some... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s open house packs hotels

Cal Poly’s 18th annual open house kicks off tomorrow and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to San Luis Obispo and a welcome surge to the local economy over the weekend. Many Central Coast hotels including San Luis Obispo's Embassy... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo gets more “happy” press

San Luis Obispo gets another plug as the nation’s happiest city--this time from one of the country’s leading newspapers, USA Today. The Central Coast city was featured in the life and travel section of Friday’s USA Today newspaper and can also... (Continue reading)