Thursday, May 26th, 2016


SLO Planning Commission Discusses Proposed Avila Ranch


Yesterday, San Luis Obipso planning commission discusses the proposed Avila Ranch. 720-homes are planned for the area around the airport despite opposition from the airport land-use commission and the lack of water in San Luis Obispo.  Yesterday, opponents also talked about traffic issues in the area if those homes were to be built. The commission continued its discussion.

Read More »

Smoking Bill to go to Jerry Brown After Senate Vote


State senators voted yesterday to raise the legal age Californians can buy cigarettes from 18-21. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown. No word if Governor Brown will sign it.

Read More »

Cuesta College Conducting Annual Nursing Education Fair


Today, Cuesta College is conducting its annual nursing education fair. It will be held from 11 until 1 on the San Luis Obispo campus in Building 2500. Its geared toward current students, alumni, and employed nurses who are looking to get a Bachelor’s or Master’s in nursing. Many in and out-of-state schools will be on hand.

Read More »

Today in Sports


The Cal Poly men’s basketball lost to UC Irvine 84-64 in the Big West Tournament. The Mustangs shot 38% from the field and 45% from the free throw line. They were 9 for 20 from the line. The Anteaters were 20 for 22. The Mustangs, however, made 13 threes. They shot 56% from long range. The Mission Prep girls basketball …

Read More »

18-Year-Old Accused of Putting Cyanide at Elementary School


Despite a court order to stay away from any school but Chalk Mountain Community School, 18-year-old Bret Stephen Landen is attending Cuesta College. Landen is accused of putting cyanide and threatening letters at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero, which forced it to close for two weeks. His pre-preliminary hearing is next Wednesday. Cuesta College is asking for guidance from …

Read More »

Water District Vote Counting Continues


The vote counting continues today for the Paso Robles Water District, but it’s clear that the proposal has been soundly defeated by voters. Both measures, one to fund the district through a parcel tax, and the other to form the district are overwhelmingly rejected by voters.  Measure A needed 66% of the vote for passage.  It received only 22% to …

Read More »

Public Hearings Resume Tomorrow for Oil Pipeline


Tomorrow, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission resumes the public hearing on the Phillips 66 proposal to build a railspur. They want to transport crude oil on three trains per week, instead of 195 trucks per week. Critics call those trains loaded with crude oil, “bomb trains”. That discussion to be continued tomorrow before the San Luis Obispo County …

Read More »

SLO Film Fest to Get Underway Next Week


The San Luis Obispo Film Festival gets underway next week. They’re now calling it the “SLO Film Fest.” Wendy Eidson, director of the SLO Film Fest, says the film festival rebranded for simplicity. For tickets or more information, go to their website at

Read More »

Teachers Asking for Pay Increase


Last night, a big turn out at Olga Reed School in Los Alamos for the Orcutt Union School District School Board meeting. Teachers wore black clothing and black buttons which said “respect.” They’re asking for a 9.5% pay increase for one year, along with other demands, including restrictions on class size, district transfers and independent conflict resolution. The school district …

Read More »

Central Coast Remembers Nancy Reagan


While the world mourns the loss of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, many in on the Central Coast remember her visits to Rancho del Cielo in the hills between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. The Reagans called it the Western White House.  They hosted Mikahil Gorbuchuf and his wife. The two first ladies toured the ranch in a …

Read More »