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One of San Luis Obispo County's oldest watering holes is back in business. Sweet Springs Saloon in Los Osos re-opened its doors March 13 after an extensive remodel that included new bathrooms, new wood flooring, exposed ceiling beams and a more open-feeling bar area. Starting Friday, the bar is ...

The Holland Family Alliance committee has become the largest economic influence in the current San Luis Obispo County election in the three months since it was formed. It has more money in the bank than any single candidate committee and has contributed more money to the election than any other ...
During a progress hearing Thursday for five San Luis Obispo County Jail inmates who were ordered months ago to be treated at a state hospital before their criminal cases can proceed, Judge Ginger Garrett scheduled a hearing May 10 for the Department of State Hospitals to show cause why it shouldn't ...
Bill Monning and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham that would give San Luis Obispo County the full $85 million settlement for economic mitigation initially proposed by PG&E in its plans to shutter Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025. Newsom, the former San Francisco mayor, has 21 percent ...
In November of 2016, Monterey County voters passed Measure Z. That's a citizen's initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing and limit new oil drilling within the county's borders. Seven other California counties have similar bans. Now residents in San Luis Obispo County are hoping to qualify their own ...

"People suffering from mental illness that come in on criminal charges and get them into treatment right away and without the facility and without the room and space dedicated to that, it makes it very difficult," said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson. "They're sitting in a jail environment without ...
Last year, 1,249 people in the county were diagnosed with the disease that spreads through bodily fluids. That's up from the 778 number of people diagnosed with chlamydia six years earlier. "The numbers just keep going up," said Ann McDowell, an epidemiologist with the San Luis Obispo County Public ...
In the 1960s as the lake filled, the siren call of recreation drew thousands to the new lake, but there were few facilities. The scene was chaotic. A crisis was at hand by March 3, 1966, when the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission revoked temporary campsite permits. The Telegram-Tribune wrote ...
The initiative is sponsored by the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County, a group of local volunteers working to protect local water, air and soil from pollution while encouraging a shift toward renewable energy, as called for in the county's General Plan. “Today marks another important step forward ...
The storms brought enough water to downgrade a portion of San Luis Obispo County from severe drought status to moderate drought status, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor map released on Thursday. A small section in the northwest corner of the region is not experiencing drought conditions and is ...
Mountain lion sightings (or suspected sightings) in SLO County are more common than many people may know. More than 100 were reported to local law enforcement agencies in the last few years, though many are unconfirmed. Hikers see them on Bishop Peak, students report sightings near Cal Poly, ...
A new $1.2 million facility three years in the making is set to open Sunday to serve people before their mental health crisis reaches the level of an emergency. The facility comes on line as San Luis Obispo County continues to expand its behavioral health services. County Health officials expect the new ...
Large donations to the campaign to re-elect Sheriff Ian Parkinson quadrupled following the release of video showing the restraint and death of inmate Andrew Holland at the County Jail, public records show. Parkinson is seeking a third term as sheriff and is being challenged by Greg Clayton, a former San ...
The Tribune and many citizens have questioned my actions and statements regarding Andrew Holland's tragic death. I have sincerely attempted to address the issues fully and factually. My department is also cooperating fully with the FBI's investigation, which I formally requested. But I realize my efforts ...
Often, they prey on deer in the large open spaces of the county, including on the 900-acre Pismo Preserve owned by The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. Trail cameras there and on the privately owned Santa Margarita Ranch have picked up dozens of photos of the wild cats. “They can be ...
San Luis Obispo County's public works department is looking at changing the boundary of the Los Osos Valley Groundwater Basin, considered by the state to be in critical overdraft. That means the state's recent groundwater management law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), ...

One of the hallmarks of the March For Our Lives movement is its leadership from students themselves, and San Luis Obispo County youths were no different. Jira, now a senior at Atascadero High School, was one of several students speaking at the rally preceding the march. He said he turned up Saturday ...
Average rainfall amounts at the Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Cal Poly — home of climatology for San Luis Obispo — and the Santa Maria Public Airport all dropped to approximately 27 percent of average at the end of February. The 2018 rainfall season was on track to be one of the driest on record, and ...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Authorities in San Luis Obispo County will be conducting a large-scale search operation for missing at-risk woman, Kristen Marti on Sunday, March 25, 2018. SLO police along with the SLO County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team will be searching the area of Prefumo Canyon ...
Primary elections are a bit like the NBA playoffs — they don't generate nearly as much buzz as the finals. But in San Luis Obispo County, it would be a huge mistake to underestimate the importance of the upcoming June 5 primary election. At least six county offices — including District 4 supervisor, sheriff ...
Authorities rescued 10 people from the Salinas River in Paso Robles on Thursday as heavy rainfall continued across San Luis Obispo County, causing more flooding, car crashes and rock slides on the North Coast. While the Central Coast experienced one of the highest 24-hour rainfall totals since ...
Rain pummeled San Luis Obispo County on Thursday, flooding roads and leading to car crashes. Here is a list of all reportedly flooded or closed roads and crashes, according to the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and San Luis Obispo County Public Works, and other government agencies across the ...
Crews have cleared the scene involving a single pickup truck at a crash that occurred overnight on Highway 41 at Los Altos. Later Wednesday, a woman was killed in a weather-related car crash on Highway 41 west of Atascadero, according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman — who investigators ...
Highway 1 at Ragged Point was closed Wednesday morning because of a rockslide, the California Highway Patrol reported. It is the second slide along San Luis Obispo County's North Coast caused by the storm that began Tuesday night. The Ragged Point closure was announced about 7:40 a.m., ...
A fix is on the way for the deadly Cholame "Y" intersection on Highway 46 thanks to $261 million in state transportation money that was approved Wednesday to repair roads and improve infrastructure in San Luis Obispo County. The California Transportation Commission approved the allocation — which ...
Correctional deputies at the San Luis Obispo County Jail have been receiving death threats since Friday's release of graphic video showing the death of inmate Andrew Holland, and Holland's family is calling for those threats to stop. The video sparked international outrage at the treatment of Holland, who ...
Friends of Oceano Dunes says the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is withholding critical information and misleading the state of California and the general public by hiding data and ignoring potential causes of dust impacting the Nipomo Mesa. In a March 14 letter to the APCD board, ...
A Los Osos woman is suing San Luis Obispo County in federal court after she was denied admission to its psychiatric facility despite being in the midst of a mental health crisis, and instead was left for five days at County Jail where she began hurting herself in an isolation cell. Coral Erin Martin, 20, says jail ...
The shocking video of Andrew Holland's final hours and death at San Luis Obispo County Jail has produced a politically polarized reaction from local officials, with those on the left expressing outrage and those on the right remaining largely silent. Holland, who was suffering from symptoms of ...
There wasn't an empty seat in the house as all three candidates for the District 2 seat on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors met and traded barbs at a packed candidate forum Friday evening at the Morro Bay Veterans Memorial Building. Though the office is officially non-partisan, challengers ...
Pirate's Cove is known for trash, late-night parties, public drunkenness, graffiti, and its disaster crash-course parking lot. Aside from all that, it's also beautifully undeveloped public land and a Native American sacred site. San Luis Obispo County officials say they want to find potential solutions to the ...
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office released a statement on its Facebook page Saturday afternoon regarding the in-custody death of Andrew Holland, saying the mental health system failed the former Atascadero resident. The 491-word statement, issued by Sheriff Ian Parkinson, states that Holland ...
Bad news, wildflower watchers: There probably isn't going to be a “superbloom” at the Carrizo Plain National Monument this year. The federal Bureau of Land Management's Central California District wrote that “there's been a hiccup” in this year's rainy season, and the paltry levels of precipitation have ...
A marijuana boom that landed in the dusty rural community of California Valley was supposedly halted by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors with new regulations that went into effect Jan. 31, 2017. But county employees recently discovered about 90 newly established grow sites in the valley ...
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - It almost seems like we haven't had much of a winter on the Central Coast this season but in a sign that winter is indeed present, San Luis Obispo County received snow flurries on Monday. PG&E spokesperson John Lindsey posted on Twitter that snow flurries were ...
South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District. Meets Wednesday. 805-489-6666. Templeton Community Services District Board. Meets Tuesday. 805-434-4900. Receive the annual fire report. Award a $5,194,849 contract for the East Side Force Main and Lift Stations project to Specialty Construction ...
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at 4:43 p.m. after receiving a report that someone was sitting inside a parked car with a rifle pointed out the window firing toward an open field, according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle was located in the Los Osos area, and ...
Even after they drop their children off at school, many parents worry about their safety — and news of another campus shooting only magnifies those concerns. In the wake of Wednesday's south Florida high school shooting that killed at least 17 students and faculty and injured 14, San Luis Obispo County ...
To combat California's ongoing teacher shortage — which has affected school districts throughout the state — San Luis Obispo County Schools Superintendent Jim Brescia has issued a report he hopes offers some solutions for attracting and retaining more people to the workforce. Brescia co-authored the ...
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department arrested three male armed robbery suspects in Paso Robles Friday night. According to the sheriff's office, the victim, a 17-year-old boy, had contacted the robbers regarding a drug transaction. He was then told to get into the vehicle where he was robbed at ...
San Luis Obispo broke a 32-year-old heat record Sunday, and Santa Maria tied its 1984 record. The high temperature at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport reached 87 degrees, breaking the old record of 82 degrees set in 1986, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. Santa Maria hit 82 ...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an at-risk woman who has been missing for over two weeks. Kristen Marti, 26, has been missing since January 9. Marti was last seen with an unknown man on the 1800 block of Perfumo Canyon ...
"The concept of a detox facility here in the county has been talked about for literally 20, 30 years plus, and there's always been some reason why it couldn't happen," added Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Deputy Director Grace McIntosh. The closest facility like this one currently is ...
Human trafficking has been identified as a priority for law enforcement officials in San Luis Obispo County for several years, spurred by recent incidents, and led to the formation of the county Human Trafficking Task Force. Those efforts have also led to a significant change in thinking by law enforcement, ...
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has agreed to back a 4 percent sales tax on gross receipts from marijuana businesses that will increase 2 percent every year to a maximum of 10 percent — a plan residents will vote on in June. How much cash that could generate for the county depends ...
Ten people have died of flu-related deaths in San Luis Obispo County since Dec. 10, according to Ann McDowell, an epidemiologist with the SLO County Public Health Department. On Monday, the department said that one person — a 56-year-old woman — had died of the flu in the county. The woman ...
“San Luis Obispo County agreed to house the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, which provides power to more than 3 million people and benefits Californians despite the negative repercussions,” Monning said. “The county and its residents deserve to be compensated for the impacts they will incur when ...
Arroyo Grande City Council. Meets Tuesday. 805-473-5400. Appoint council member and alternate to CAPSLO Board of Directors; consider providing direction to City Council's representative on the Five Cities Fire Authority Board of Directors regarding issues to additional staffing. Atascadero City Council.
I have seen cold fronts fall apart and seemingly vanish between Ragged Point and Point Sal. Or they can intensify and stall over a particular section of our coastal region, producing copious amounts of rain over one part while leaving other areas dry. It looks like Monday and Tuesday's cold front will create ...


 

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