Transient Allegedly Threatens SLO Officer With Knife


A local transient allegedly threatened San Luis Obispo police officers with a knife last night.  At around 8pm yesterday, officers responded to the 2700 block of McMillian on a report of a man violently causing damage to a brick planter box.  An eye witness helped Officers to determine the suspect to be Daniel Pettigrew, a known local transient.  Around 9pm, …

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Roberts Fire Caused By Mortar Round, Blaze Still Burning


Officials say The Roberts Fire that continues to burn in northern San Luis Obispo County was caused by a mortar illumination round, similar to a flare. Fire crews have working around the clock to fight the blaze that has now burned close to 3,800 acres. The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon about 10 miles northwest of Paso Robles on the …

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Man In Murder Plot Sentenced


A Los Osos man accused of a murder-for-hire plot was sentenced to prison on Thursday.  The San Luis Obispo Police Department learned that Anthony Stevens, owner of a Los Osos moving company, was looking to hire someone to have a former employee killed.  An undercover investigator was sent to pose as a hitman and make contact with Stevens.  After Stevens …

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Roberts Fire 70% Contained


Fire crews continue to fight a wildfire that has burned over 15 hundred acres up in northern San Luis Obispo county.  The fire broke out in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18th about 10 miles northwest of Paso Robles on the Camp Roberts Military Base .  Crews from Camp Roberts, Cal Fire, and San Miguel have all responded.  Air tankers …

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Power Outage And Small Fire Hit Atascadero


A small fire and a power outage occurred in Atascadero on Wednesday, May 18th  in the afternoon.  A blown transformer took out power for more than 5,000 PG&E customers and had also sparked a grass fire near Hidalgo Ave and Sycamore Rd.  The fire was quickly put out by the Atascadero Fire Dept.  PG&E had power fully restored later that …

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Hundreds In Morro Bay For Amgen Tour Stage


Hundreds of cyclists and enthusiasts were in Morro Bay Wednesday morning to kick off Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California.  140 cyclists were at the starting line at Morro Rock.  It was the first time Morro Bay was a hosting city on the Amgen Tour.  There are a total of 8 Stages on the Amgen tour – covering …

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Turf Stolen From School Campus


Over the weekend of May 14th and 15th, approximately 250 square feet of artificial grass was stolen from Jiménez Elementary School, in Santa Maria.  The cost to replace the grass is estimated to be around $10,000 to $15,000.  Because of the high cost, the Santa Maria-Bonita School District will not replace the turf – but they are considering installing security …

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Local Distillery Buys Fox Theatre


A local distillery has purchased the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Paso Robles.  Re:Find Distillery purchased the property for an undisclosed amount.  The new owners plan to restore the former theater and then move in their production and tasting rooms.  The building’s marquee will remain in place.  The Fox Theatre was built back in 1922.

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching


As the Presidential primary continues, voters are reminded that Monday, May 23rd is the last day to register to vote. Voter registrations must be postmarked or received in the County Clerk-Recorder’s office by May 23rd for voters to be eligible to vote on June 7th. SLO County Voters can also register online at

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New Zipline Opening At Margarita Adventures


Margarita Adventures will be opening a new tandem zipline this Friday.  The new zipline is called “The Double Barrel, a side-by-side adventure that soars 160 feet above some beautiful landscape.  Margarita Adventures’ tours now include a total of six ziplines spanning more than 7,500 combined feet.  On weekdays, the tour cost is now $109 for adults and $89 for minors …

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