admin

Heavy Rainfall Across the Central Coast

Heavy-Rain-downpour

Sunday’s rainfall surpassed an inch in many areas of the Central Coast.  San Luis Obispo received 1.23 inches.  Paso Robles 1.1 inches. Eight tenths of an inch in Morro Bay. Did you see rainwater running off your roof and down your street? San Luis Obispo County supervisor Frank Mecham installed rain barrels a couple years ago to capture the rain …

Read More »

Contaminated Groundwater Near SLO Airport

Water-Pipe-canal

Contaminated groundwater near the San Luis Obispo Airport has inspired an informational meeting Thursday. The regional water quality control board is leading the investigation. The meeting to be held at its office on Aerovista at 5:30 Thursday afternoon. TCE turned up in at least 11 wells in the area around Buckley Road. A private law firm conducted its own investigation …

Read More »

SLO County Supervisors to Consider Legislation For 2016

County-of-San-Luis-Obispo-seal

Tuesday, San Luis Obsipo County Superivsors will consider the county’s legislation platform for 2016. They’ll also get an update on the women’s jail expansion project. That meeting gets underway at nine tomorrow morning at the county government center. On Thursday, the county planning commission will open a two-day hearing to consider a request from Phillips 66 to modify a rail …

Read More »

New Candidate Enters the Race for Congress

Matt-Kokkonen

Later today, Matt Kokonnen will officially announce his candidacy for congress in our own 24th Congressional District. The conservative from San Luis joins nine others in the race. The front runner is Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.  Katcho is the only candidate to serve as an elected official above the county level.   Katcho served as San Luis Obispo county supervisor before  being …

Read More »

Prank Phone Call Leads to Smashed Windows

phone

Saturday night, employees of the Burger King in Morro Bay smashed windows after receiving a prank call from someone who claimed to be from the fire department.  The prankster told employees to smash the windows for ventilation because of an alleged gas leak.  A Morro Bay public safety team responded and found no gas leak, but they found extensive damage …

Read More »

Amgen Tour of California Returning to Central Coast

Amgen-tour-of-california-bike

The Tour of California bicycle race is returning to the Central Coast.  Stage three ends on Gibraltar Road between Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.  On Wednesday, May 18th, stage four begins at the rock in Morro Bay.  Dave Schultz owns the bike shop in Morro Bay.  He says he’s thrilled to have the race run directly in front of his …

Read More »

One Empty Chair At Last Night’s Debate

slocountyseal

Last night, one chair stood empty at a candidate’s debate in Avila Beach. Supervisor Adam Hill elected not to take part in the debate, but San Luis Obispo City Council Dan Carpenter and former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson discussed issues facing San Luis Obispo County. Organizer Kevin Rice says the supervisor’s absence did not detract from the event. 100 …

Read More »

Last Day of Sun Before Another Storm

rain-kids

Another sunny day today, and then the biggest storm of the season arrives tomorrow on the Central Coast. John Lindsay is meteorolgist with PG&E.  He says  the storm is expected to bring rain Saturday night and Sunday to the Central Coast.  Rainfall will vary between one half inch to more than a full inch of rain.  Greater rain fall expected …

Read More »

Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge to be Closed for Repairs

under_construction

The Arroyo Grande swinging bridge will be closed for several weeks while city crews replace a handful of bolts. Public works director Geoff English says city staff discovered some bolts missing because of “rambunctious bridge users.” Some people love to shake the bridge by jumping up and down on it.  No word how long it will take to repair the …

Read More »

Morro Bay and Atascadero Ban Commercial Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

Marijuana-buds

Morro Bay City Council adopts an ordinance banning the commercial cultivation of medical marijuana.  Only card carrying patients and licensed caregiver can grow pot in the city of Morro Bay. Atascadero City Council approves a similar ordinance restricting cultivation and deliveries to those who are licensed as patients or caregivers.

Read More »