Local Brewery Now 6th Largest in U.S.

Firestone Walking Brewing Company is now the sixth-largest craft brewery in the United States. That’s after the Paso Robles-based brewery merges with Kansas City-based Boulevard Brewing company, and Cooperstown, New York-based Brewery Ommegang.
Before the merger, Firestone ranked 13th largest craft brewery in the US. They’re now #6.

Hundreds Attend SLOStringer Funeral

More than 300 turned out last night for a Memorial Service to honor the life and work of SLOStringer, 30-year-old Matthew Frank. Frank chased news around San Luis Obispo County, taking pictures and posting stories on Facebook. He died March 21st after crashing his car near the Cuesta Grade while enroute to a house fire…

Costa Mesa Man Arrested for Burglary in SLO

A Costa Mesa man arrested for residential burglary in San Luis Obispo.  29-year-old Joseph Hopkins was was spotted by investigators on a surveillance video while trying to pawn jewelry stolen during a burglary in the 800 block off Mill Street in San Luis.  Hopkins was arrested late last week in Southern California.

photo credit: sanluisobispo.com

Atascadero Lake Pavilion

A big turn out last night for the open house instructional forum at Atascadero Lake Pavilion. Phil Dunsmore is community development director for the city. He says he was pleased at the turn out for the open house last night. Tonight, a public hearing before the joint meeting of the Atascadero city council and planning…

Cause of Chimney Fire Determined

Fire officials identify the cause of the Chimney Fire which burned 49 homes and 21 other structures around Lake Nacimiento.  The fire burned for 25 days last August, forcing evacuation of many homes near the lake and closing Hearst Castle for about a week.   Fire officials say the fire was started by a car…