Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission names Jack Ainsworth the new executive director at a meeting Friday in Newport Beach. The commission fired his predecessor at a contentious meeting held in Morro Bay last year. Ainsworth has been interim director since March. The 59-year-old Ainsworth has been with the Coastal Commission for nearly three decades.


One last day of rain before sunshine returns to the North County.  Forecasters say it will be sunny tomorrow through next Wednesday, Then another storm arrives next Thursday or Friday. Yesterday, a woman rescued from her car after it plunged into a creek near Bakersfield. She was rescued while clinging to tree branches, but a…


Chumash Marine Sanctuary

Despite hours of testimony before county supervisors, the federal government agrees with the majority. The Chumash Marine Sanctuary is stalled by a federal agency. Tuesday, the supervisors voted to approve a resolution in opposition to the marine sanctuary. Supervisor Bruce Gibson didn’t like being outvoted. Supervisor Debbie Arnold said allowing the federal government to take…


Big Rig Crash

A big rig crash on the 101 South at San Marcos Road, North of Wellsona had the #2 lane blocked until about 5 this morning. According to the SLO Office of the CHP, the rig was reported in around 10:30 Tuesday night as being overturned and about 50 down a small embankment. Later reports were…



Within the San Luis Obispo Police Department, it seems the saying is “give peace a chance.” Beginning in January, the SLO PD has set up a series of 3 “PEACE Talks” meant to bring better understanding between police officers and the community. The acronym stands for “Police Education and Community Engagement.” According to a release…