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Opinion by Stew Jenkins and Allen Settle Tuesday is the last day to vote yes on San Luis Obispo City Measure B-17 so that you never again fear opening your door to find a city officer telling you, “I’m here to inspect your house; and if you don’t let me in you will be prosecuted.” […] [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
A 31-year-old Arroyo Grande man filed papers last week announcing his intention to challenge San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton for the District 4 seat on the board of supervisors. [Cal Coast Times] Jimmy Paulding, a recent law school graduate, plans to formally announce his candidacy on Sept. 4 during the County Democratic Party […] [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Summer courses foster the next generation of environmental filmmakers. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Following the recent retirement of its top cop, the city of Arroyo Grande is planning on appointing its highest ranking law enforcement officer as the next police chief. Former Arroyo Grande police chief Steve Annibali formally retired on Aug. 8, and for the last eight months, Commander Beau Pryor has served as acting chief. City […] [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
How Secretary Zinke & Co. are subverting a century of conservation policy from the inside. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Over 1,000 sky-gazers crowded the Museum of Natural History. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Miki Garcia has announced her resignation effective November 1, 2017. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
San Luis Obispo County’s embattled medical examiner has again come under scrutiny for a questionable cause of death ruling, this time pertaining to a young woman he says died of an LSD overdose. Over the last couple years, CalCoastNews reported Dr. Gary Alan Walter, SLO County’s contract medical examiner, drove under the influence and crashed […] [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Witnesses spotted two men tagging the cars of a train that was stopped in San Luis Obispo on Sunday. Shortly after 1 p.m., the San Luis Obispo Police Department sent officers to the area of the railroad tracks near Industrial Way. Officers arrived to find two male suspects spray painting the cars of a train […] [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Talking nurture, education, and mission with Laguna Blanca English teacher Ashley Tidey [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
OPINION by MIKE BROWN It’s one thing for weak public officials hiding behind their ostensible support for the First Amendment to rail about extremist hate groups, but it’s another thing for them to have the courage to stand up to armed fascists of any stripe and shut them down before they ravage a downtown, beat […] [...]
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Based on some research I did recently, it would appear that the City of San Luis Obispo has the highest number of city employees per capita among five comparably sized California cities — Azusa, Covina, Dublin and Ceres. SLO also pays its city manager more than is paid the city managers […] [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
For multiple years, San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig has had a succession plan of turning over the reigns to Derek Johnson, who is currently SLO’s assistant city manager, Lichtig told the Tribune. In 2015, Johnson swapped places with Michael Codron, with Johnson taking over as assistant city manager and Codron shifting to the […] [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
A 19-year-old Cambria man died Friday following a surfing accident at Moonstone Beach. Shortly before 5 p.m., Liam Taylor attempted to catch a large wave that ended up closing out. Witnesses said the wave drug Taylor into the sand. Several friends paddled over to Taylor and started performing CPR. Taylor never regained consciousness. It is […] [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Will not reopen until September 30, the end of nesting season. [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Caltrans attacks water seepage problem with geo-thermal membrane and drains this time. [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Last Saturday morning, after having a new vehicle for less than three weeks, it was gone. [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Separate spray paint in same area has "local Hispanic gang connotation," authorities say. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
A meeting has been set for Monday at Carp City Hall, 5:30 p.m. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says the Bakersfield couple that was caught transporting a dead body inside their SUV may have had plans to bury the deceased man in the Big Sur area. On Tuesday, deputies found the body of an 83-year-old man, now identified as Donald Eugene Cunningham, from the Bakersfield area, […] [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Roger reports a case of domestic violence over child custody on the 5100 block of Hollister. The fire department and medics are now responding. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
A homicide suspect is arrested in Santa Maria following the death of 28 year old Elyse Marie Erwin [mug] [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Edhat readers share [pics] of "hummingbird moths" and black skimmer sea birds. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider held a press conference on Monday, joining mayors across the nation, in support of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Does anyone know what happened near Dos Pueblos High School? [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Roger reports a bicyclist is injured in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Milpas. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Roger has the scanner reports. Ducks in the center divider looking to cross Highway 101 at State Street. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
An edhat subscriber shares that poems from Santa Barbara elementary students are on exhibit at Chaucer's Bookstore as well as in the lobby of the downtown library, and shares a poem in honor of National Poetry Month. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
State Route 246 passing lanes project will resume near Lompoc after its winter suspension. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Until April 24th, major repairs will be made to failed asphalt on Shoreline Drive, between Loma Alta and La Marina. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017