Local news in San Luis Obispo County including San Miguel, Paso Robles, Shandon, Templeton, Atascadero, Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and other cities along the Central Coast of California.

Supervisors 6.19.2019

San Luis Obispo county supervisors pass a temporary ban on new industrial hemp crops. Some see the decision as a major setback for local hemp farmers. The vote was four to one to pass an urgency ordinance that places a 45-day moratorium on industrial hemp. That will give the county an opportunity to look at…

Dan Jones 6.19.2019

Among those who attended last night’s lengthy Paso Robles city council meeting on short term rentals, Dan Jones, who has participated in the short term rental task force and attended more than twenty public meetings. He was not impressed with the council’s decision. Jones says neighborhoods have changed a lot in many areas which are…

Paso Robles City Council 6.19.2019

The Paso Robles city council reversed their direction on short term vacation rentals (STR’s). Instead of approving a second reading of an ordinance to phase out short term rentals in R-1 residential zoning, they unanimously approved a plan to allow 210 short term vacation rentals to remain in R-1 zoning. The vote was 3-0. Councilman…

AG News 6.18.2019

The California Mid State fair is looking for all former Miss California mid-state fair queens. This is the 50th anniversary of the annual pageant. So they have plans for special recognition for the former mid-state fair queens. If you are a former queen or know of one, you’re asked to call Patti Lucas at the…

Jackson Brown 6.18.2019

Jackson Brown will perform at an acoustic benefit concert to raise money for the Morro Bay dog beach. It’s a fundraiser for the Cayucos Land Conservancy. The group is trying to raise several million dollars to buy the hillside property between Morro Bay and Cayucos. It’s currently owned by Toro Creek Ranch. It’s known on…

County House Prices 6.18.2019

Home prices in San Luis Obispo county for the month of May reached a new high. The county’s median home price was $640 thousand dollars. That’s up about 13-hundred dollars over last year. When put up for sale, the median home spent 19 days on the market. The median price for a home is seen…

Chef Gets 4 Years 6.18.2019

A former chef was given more than four years in county jail for his conviction of sexual assault against a woman at Atascadero lake park two years ago. David Ebrahimi Ardebili sentenced to four years and 180 days. The judge allowed him to serve his time in the county jail rather than in state prison.…

Heritage Ranch Fire 6.18.2019

Late yesterday afternoon, a fire damaged a house in Heritage Ranch and burned several surrounding acres. Firefighters say the fire started in the attic of the house, and then spread to the hills around the house. Cal Fire quickly contained the fire. It burned several acres near Saddleback Lane. Only one victim reported from the…