A high speed chase northbound on 101 ended near San Luis Bay drive in San Luis yesterday. Mack Thavisay of Arkansas led authorities north from Santa Maria through Pismo Beach and Shell Beach, reaching speeds up to 125 miles per hour. Officers deployed two spike strips along 101. The driver avoided the first strip, but…
A 20-year-old Fresno woman arrested on felony charges may get a new career as a model. Mirella Ponce’s mug shot went viral. People talking about her beauty, her sculpted eyebrows and her fierce look. She was charged with being in a gang and being in a vehicle with her infant child and a gun. She…
How are you doing at the gas pump? Have you felt the impact of the gas tax? At the Paso Robles city council meeting, a heated discussion about Senate Bill 1, which raised your gas tax. It started with a presentation by Ron di Carli of the San Luis Obispo council of governments, or SLOCOG.…
The windfall expected by local municipalities when the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant closes may not manifest after all. A judge with the California Public Utilities Commission says rate payers should not pay an $85 million dollar settlement for the closure. The power plant is scheduled to close in 2025. The judge ruling yesterday that…
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Mostly sunny today
Highs in the upper 60’s
Overnight lows near 50
Tomorrow, partly cloudy
Highs in the mid to upper 60’s
While the debate continues over use of the Oceano Dunes, two celebrities are filming there today.
Rihanna and Jay Leno are each doing projects this week on the Oceano Dunes. They have not been seen together, however.
The launch of a rocket at Vandenberg has been delayed.
A bad battery forcing officials to delay the launch until at least November 14th at the earliest. The rocket was scheduled to lift off early Friday morning.
The delay will allow the launch team time to replace the battery on the Delta II booster.
San Luis Obispo county supervisors select a new chief administrative officer. He’s public works director Wade Horton. He will begin the job November 15th. His contract will come back to the board for final approval on November 14th. Horton takes over for Dan Bukschi, who is leaving the county for a cushy job in Walnut…