Posted 9:18 PM 5/7/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed an ordinance banning sky lanterns in unincorporated areas of the county.
Sky lanterns, also called Chinese lanterns, are powered by a fuel cell or candle.
Cal Fire investigators say a sky lantern caused a wildfire (More)
Posted 11:28 AM 5/7/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Albert Moriarty, Jr., a well-known Central Coast businessman appeared in a Washington state courtroom on Monday. The 79-year old was arrested in Kitsap County on Sunday, on a $5 million arrest warrant issued out of San Luis Obispo County.
Moriarty, president and owner of Moriarty Enterprises (More)
Posted 11:51 AM 5/3/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Firefighters from San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties are battling a series of spot fires along Highway 101 in the San Ardo area.
A total of ten fires were sparked by a car driving on a flat tire. The CHP eventually was able to stop the driver who was unaware of the flat.
At this time, the largest fire is ten acres.
Posted 9:14 PM 5/1/2013 by ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - California authorities are investigating a Valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in Central California.The Los Angeles Times says public health and work safety staff visited two sites in San Luis Obispo (More)
Posted 4:21 AM 4/30/2013 by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News
CAL FIRE crews will be in West Atascadero Tuesday for the annual Fire Preparedness Exercise.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., crews will be at Vierra Ranch, just south of Santa Lucia and El Monte roads, hiking, constructing fire lines, and participating in various safety exercises.
The exercise is done to maintain CAL FIRE'S Type 1 status for emergency response in California.
CAL FIRE says crews have been training for the exercise for several months.
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