April 11, 2012 2:58 AM
There is new hope tonight for local rancher Dan De Vaul and his embattled sober living facility, Sunny Acres.
De Vaul has been battling San Luis Obispo County for years over the property off Los Osos Valley Road. Sunny Acres is currently under the control of a court-appointed receiver.... more »
March 1, 2012 10:33 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department is mourning the loss of one of its own. Rob Bryn, 61, was found dead at his home just before 11 a.m. Thursday. Bryn was the agency's Public Information Officer and Crime Prevention Specialist.
Deputies went to check on him after he... more »
March 1, 2012 1:52 AM
San Luis Obispo County is on the list of places, where a sexually violent predator could be headed. No decisions have been made, but the news is already raising red flags in the community.
Tibor Karsai, 59, was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in northern California in 1980.... more »
October 27, 2011 10:55 PM
Sunny Acres owner Dan De Vaul took to the stand on Thursday in his own defense.
A hearing on whether he's violated San Luis Obispo County code continued with testimony. De Vaul explained to the judge he demolished structures on his property, in an attempt to comply with the... more »
October 20, 2011 9:38 PM
New evidence was heard Thursday as the battle between San Luis Obispo County and the owner of a controversal sober-living center played out in court.
The county is asking the court to appoint a Receiver.
Attorneys argued whether De Vaul's ranch is in compliance with heath and safety... more »
August 28, 2011 7:03 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department says it does not suspect foul play in the death of a man on the Cierro Alto trail Saturday night.
Deputies were called to the area near TV Tower Road on the Cierro Alto peak side around 5:45 p.m. after some hikers... more »
July 30, 2011 11:59 PM
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies say they are still searching for a 22-year-old man who went missing while hiking near Lake Nacimiento Saturday afternoon. They are not releasing his identity at this time.
The man was last seen heading toward the Heritage Ranch area along the coastline, wearing... more »
July 10, 2011 7:29 PM
Several state agencies and volunteers are searching for a missing California Men's Colony correctional officer.
Derrick Rush went missing on Friday. His friends tell KSBY News Rush was on a fishing trip near Kern River. The Tulare County Sheriff's Department says its search teams are flying over the area,... more »
June 19, 2011 8:22 PM
A massive blaze that started in Kern County has now entered San Luis Obispo County.
The Antelope Fire started just before 11 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 33 and Highway 46. Fire officials say five structures are threatened in Kern County but they are not sure if anyone... more »
May 10, 2011 12:58 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department is bringing back the Internal Affairs Department as a standalone unit to investigate violations within the department.
Under Sheriff Williams, there were specific internal affairs people, but under Sheriff Hedges, there were no set experts. The sheriff's department says one of the... more »
May 5, 2011 9:49 PM
Local volunteers say more needs to be done to help the homeless in San Luis Obispo County. A report released Wednesday says there are 3,774 homeless people in the county on any given night. Fifty-one percent are adults and 49 percent are under the age of 18. Northern San Luis... more »
April 10, 2011 11:53 PM
San Luis Obispo County officially has the highest gas price in the state, as the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in the U.S. jumped nearly 20 cents in the last three weeks.
The Lundberg Survey of Fuel Prices puts the national average at $3.76. That is... more »
March 29, 2011 7:15 PM
The recent storms have filled most of the reservoirs in our region.
Nacimiento Lake Reservoir - 100%
Santa Margarita Reservoir- 103.1%
Lopez Lake Reservoir - 89.9%
Whale Rock Reservoir - 71.2%
Gibraltar Reservoir - 101.6%
Cachuma Reservoir -... more »
March 11, 2011 8:52 PM
Friday's tsunami warning triggered several evacuation orders along the San Luis Obispo County coast. Those residents have been allowed to return home and the beaches, harbors and piers are also back open.
People living in parts of Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Oceano, Cambria, Cayucos, Avila Beach and... more »
March 11, 2011 4:29 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department says a tsunami warning is still in effect. It is expected to last through the late afternoon, and possibly into the early evening.
All of the voluntary evacuations for Avila Beach, Port San Luis, areas of Oceano, Morro Bay, Cayucos and Pismo... more »
March 5, 2011 11:26 PM
Winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world are gathering in San Luis Obispo County this weekend to celebrate the "World of Pinot Noir."
The three-day event includes several different seminars, winery tours, two grand tastings and two gala dinners. More than 850 people attended Saturday's biggest event,... more »
February 17, 2011 12:04 PM
Whether you voted in the last General Election or not, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder needs your help to keep our voter rolls clean.
County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald says 69 percent of voters cast their ballots in the November 2010 election. But, that means that 48,000 registered voters... more »
February 11, 2011 8:20 PM
The calendar says 2/11 and that has people across the country, and right here at home, celebrating "211 Day." In San Luis Obispo County residents can dial those three digits from any phone and get instant access to a variety of area services. Operators are standing by around the clock... more »
February 2, 2011 7:04 PM
A recent study is shedding new light on wealth in San Luis Obispo County.
The Transfer of Wealth report found the county's average household wealth is more than $420,000 and it puts the net worth of all households in the County at about $35 billion.
The San Luis... more »
January 20, 2011 1:21 AM
Three out-of-towners are behind bars, accused of stealing credit card information from ATM users in San Luis Obispo County.
On January 13, officers in San Luis Obispo received word about a credit card skimming operation at the Chase Bank on Madonna Road. The information of at least 100 credit... more »
January 19, 2011 8:25 PM
Some surprising news for people living in Santa Margarita, as deputies clear out a major marijuana growing operation located less than one mile from a major highway. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies believe the Mexican mafia was behind the 7,000-plant grow. It was located in the Los Padres National... more »
January 12, 2011 10:36 PM
A proposed solar power plant could give San Luis Obispo County a big economic boost, but environmentalists say it would harm endangered species.
Sunpower wants to build a 250 mega-watt solar power plant in the Carrizo Plain. The company says it would create hundreds of local construction jobs while... more »
January 5, 2011 10:44 PM
Last week's drug raid in San Luis Obispo County has many residents outraged and they're speaking out.
Twelve people were arrested last week after a two month investigation. The San Luis Obispo County Narcotic Task Force says they were illegally transporting and selling marijuana. Officers also say they violated... more »
December 30, 2010 8:49 PM
The woman charged with murdering a California Highway Patrol officer will now face a civil lawsuit as well.
The family of CHP Officer Brett Oswald has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against 23-year-old Kaylee Ann Weisenberg. She will stand trial on four criminal charges, including murder, in the death... more »
December 19, 2010 6:56 PM
A search and rescue operation is underway to find a missing hiker in the Pozo area off the Rinconada Trail. It started when Cal Fire received a rescue call for a hiker who was swept into a creek just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday. When rescuers arrived, the hiker was sitting... more »
December 8, 2010 9:54 PM
The Central Coast is seeing a record number of homeless kids in local school districts and some educators say it's affecting their ability to teach.
So far this year, Santa Barbara County has identified more than 45-hundred homeless students. That number has more than doubled from just two years... more »
December 2, 2010 9:29 PM
Investigators now say two young people died in a murder-suicide in San Luis Obispo County Wednesday.
The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Stephanie Rodriguez of Templeton and 22-year-old Hugo Castillo of Atascadero.
Both were found dead inside a car off Highway 58 early Wednesday morning.
Those... more »
December 2, 2010 12:35 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department says it is still trying to figure out what happened off Highway 58 near Red Hill Road early Wednesday morning. That's where a man and woman were found dead in their car, which was on its side in an embankment.
Investigators worked... more »
November 4, 2010 10:49 PM
San Luis Obispo County is known for its popular restaurant scene, but there's often more to these restaurants than first meets the eye and the palate.
There are ten health inspectors that patrol nearly 1700 restaurants in the county. They make sure your food is safe. We gave one... more »
November 2, 2010 8:15 PM
Both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are expecting high voter turnout this election.
Election officials in both counties say polling places have seen a steady flow of voters throughout the day.
The San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder's Office says it usually sees a 60 to... more »
October 26, 2010 7:39 PM
A new report shows the ailing economy is taking a toll on the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County.
More than 1100 people took part in this year's survey, put on by the ACTION for Healthy Communities.
It evaluates seven different quality of life indicators.
... more »
October 21, 2010 2:34 AM
Kinsley ThomasWong was already a world famous kiteboarder when an accident this summer left him paralyzed from the neck down.
He's been recovering ever since at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, but his wife, Jamie, has been getting ready to give birth at the same time.
A kiteboarding... more »
October 17, 2010 10:47 PM
We're learning more about the four volunteers from San Luis Obispo County who died en route to a medical aid mission in Mexico.
The plane went missing Friday afternoon shortly after it left Ensanada, Mexico, headed for San Quintin.
Saturday night Mexican authorities found the wreckage in rough... more »
October 17, 2010 1:53 AM
Four people from San Luis Obispo County are dead after their plane crashed while traveling to a medical mission in San Quintin, Mexico.
The Beechcraft A36 plane took off from the San Luis Obispo Airport friday morning carrying two doctors, a medical volunteer and a pilot.
They are... more »
October 16, 2010 6:25 PM
A search and rescue operation is underway in Mexico after a plane carrying several doctors from the Central Coast, disappears.
The doctors are part of the Flying Samaritans, a charitable group that does free medical procedures for low-income people in Mexico.
The president of the organization, Victor Jones,... more »
October 10, 2010 12:40 AM
Cal Fire says the blaze burning near Nacimiento Lake Drive and Dragon's Breath Place in rural Paso Robles has grown to more than 200 acres.
We're told crews are making good progress on the fire, although no containment estimate is currently available. The fire is threatening structures nearby. People... more »
September 17, 2010 7:54 PM
Some scary moments for a maintenance worker in Oceano after two discarded bottles explode. It happened around 12:15 p.m. at the Rancho Del Arroyo Mobile Home Park. That is located in the 2700 block of Cienaga Street. Investigators believe the bottles were used to cook meth and that is what... more »
September 13, 2010 9:40 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department is defending its decision to release a public safety information bulletin, warning the community about "Pedobear."
On Monday, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department acknowledged that Pedobear started out as an internet joke, intended to make fun of child molesters.
"The... more »
August 30, 2010 3:29 PM
Local advocacy group, Access for All, is conducting a hospital survey for people with disabilities.
It consists of six questions relating to hospital services and accessibility.
The group wants to see how hospitals in San Luis Obispo County meet the needs of those with disabilities.
Surveys are... more »
August 30, 2010 12:47 PM
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill told KSBY News this morning he believes the current owners of Annie the dog intend to return her to her original owner Chuck Hoage.
Hoage told KSBY News today that he is not able to discuss any new developments, but he remains... more »
August 15, 2010 5:52 PM
A recent string of thefts has the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department warning residents. Deputies say several landscapes businesses have been targeted over the last six months, like the theft and subsequent arrest last week in Northern San Luis Obispo County. The Sheriff's Department says people with landscape and... more »
August 7, 2010 11:04 PM
The Special Election is right around the corner to fill Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado's 15th District senate seat, and if you want to vote by mail you only have a few more days to request a ballot. Tuesday, August 10 is the last day to request a ballot be mailed... more »
August 5, 2010 8:01 PM
A proposed solar project is sparking debate in Carrizo Plain.
The Topaz Solar Farm would not be complete until 2014 but some living near the proposed site are already worried for their health.
First Solar wants to install more than seven million panels across 4600 acres.
It... more »
August 3, 2010 1:34 AM
San Luis Obispo County is dealing with a Whooping Cough epidemic and one local hospital is responding by expanding vaccinations.
French Hospital Medical Center is now offering Whooping cough vaccinations to cover any family member or caregiver coming into close contact with newborns. The latest numbers show 269 confirmed... more »
July 28, 2010 8:43 PM
San Luis Obispo County's Air Pollution Control District is moving forward with plans to improve quality on the Nipomo mesa.
Board members approved an agreement with State Parks Wednesday, intended to address the high concentrations of particulate matter on the mesa.
It includes developing and implementing pilot projects... more »
July 26, 2010 9:20 PM
Two suspects are in custody tonight and investigators are looking for a third. Detectives say all three played a role in the murder of 32-year-old Pedro Gonzalez. Back in February, Gonzalez's body was found dumped in a Broccoli field on Bonita School Road in Nipomo, about a quarter mile south... more »
July 9, 2010 3:15 PM
Weeks after being declared an epidemic, California public health officials report the number of whooping cough cases in the state has jumped by more than 400 in just two weeks; a quarter of those cases are right here on the Central Coast.
Statewide, as of June 30, there have... more »
June 18, 2010 6:24 PM
The June 22 Special Election is just days away and two local counties are taking steps to help voters get to the polls.
The Santa Barbara County elections office in Santa Maria will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday's Special Election is for the... more »
June 2, 2010 3:00 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Health Commission is currently recruiting for two consumer representatives.
The commission serves as an advisory body to the County Board of Supervisors and the County Public Health Department on health matters. It consists of 11 volunteer appointees who are residents of San Luis Obispo... more »
May 26, 2010 8:19 PM
A San Luis Obispo County jury found Kelsey Morasci guilty of second degree murder for the death of 21-year-old Everett Quaid. There was also an enhancement added for the use of a deadly weapon. Inside the courtroom, it was very emotional. There were lots of tears from the victim's family... more »
May 26, 2010 2:58 PM
A program dedicated to serving seniors free, nutritious lunches is forced to expand.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers free lunches to seniors in San Luis Obispo County on a daily basis.
Demand is so great at its nine locations, a new site was recently opened at United Church... more »
May 21, 2010 2:48 AM
Seven people are taken to the hospital Thursday night after a rollover crash in Northern San Luis Obispo County.
It happened around 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Nacimiento Lake Road and Valley Quail Place.
Cal Fire crews say seven people were inside the sedan when it rolled... more »
April 30, 2010 3:15 PM
More than two million Californians out of work is making the job market a competitive field.
We continue our 'Getting Hired' series with a look at how to land a job at the largest private employer in the city of San Luis Obispo: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
... more »
April 28, 2010 2:27 AM
The men running for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff will be taking your questions on Wednesday.
The County Sheriff's Advisory Council, along with the League of Women Voters, will host a Sheriff's Candidate Forum Wednesday night.
Six men are vying for the job. They are: Mark Adams, Joe... more »
April 22, 2010 8:26 PM
This week is National Crime Victims' Rights Week and people gathered at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo to mark the occasion.
This year's theme promotes fairness, dignity and respect for crime victims.
Thursday's luncheon honored some of the county's service providers, criminal justice and business professionals... more »
April 21, 2010 2:07 PM
An event this weekend helps to grow healthy eating habits in children.
Thirty child care programs in San Luis Obispo County have received garden barrels.
Saturday, children will learn how to grow fruits and vegetables and how to make a habit of eating them everyday.
The event... more »
April 20, 2010 2:08 AM
The California Fish and Game Commission is expected to vote Wednesday on proposals that would dramatically expand bear hunting across the state.
The California Fish and Game Department unveiled those proposals back in January. Among them, would be to expand bear hunting in San Luis Obispo County.
Last... more »
April 13, 2010 3:02 PM
World-renowned magician, Claude Yarbrough will be released from custody in San Luis Obispo Tuesday after he was sentenced to five years felony probation.
Yarbrough goes by the stage name 'Jonathon Pendragon.' He was arrested last summer after apparently firing a gun into the floor of his Arroyo Grande home... more »
April 13, 2010 1:54 AM
The woman who was once at the center of a San Luis Obispo County scandal, has found herself a new job.
Gail Wilcox has a new job with the San Luis Obispo County Employee's Association, the largest union in the county.
She's been hired on a temporary basis to... more »
April 7, 2010 6:59 PM
Some northern San Luis Obispo County residents may have felt a shake this afternoon.
The USGS reports a 4.3 magnitude earthquake was centered about 17 miles north east of San Miguel at about 3:40 p.m.
There are no reports of damages or injuries at this time.
April 7, 2010 2:12 PM
Gas and oil prices have climbed to 18-month highs this week. Nationwide, the price of gasoline is up eight cents over the past month. It's up 80 cents from one year ago.
Analysts call it a perfect storm of factors: more drivers are on the road in warmer weather,... more »
April 5, 2010 10:37 AM
It's National Public Health Week, and here on the Central Coast, health officials are kicking off some campaigns to raise awareness.
In San Luis Obispo County, the health department will be offering H1N1 vaccines at farmer's markets in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande.
In Santa... more »
April 2, 2010 3:18 PM
According to the California Highway Patrol, a male bicyclist was found dead on Highway 1 and San Carpoforo in San Luis Obispo County just before 11 a.m. Friday. The CHP says it does not appear he was hit by a car, but an official cause of death has not yet... more »
April 1, 2010 4:46 PM
Crop production for San Luis Obispo County in 2009 has increased 3 percent from 2008.
Total crop values for last year are estimated at a gross value of $623,095,000 compared to $602,922,000 in 2008, according to a new report from the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and... more »
April 1, 2010 3:44 PM
The number of teen mothers giving birth in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties is declining, keeping in step with the state trend which is at an all time low.
Public health officials reported that teen births are also at a record low in San Luis Obispo... more »
March 25, 2010 7:19 PM
Some northern San Luis Obispo County residents reported feeling a little jolt Thursday afternoon.
A 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:44 p.m. about 5 miles northwest from Parkfield, and 16 miles southwest from Coalinga, according to the USGS .
No damages or injuries have been reported.
March 24, 2010 8:49 AM
San Luis Obispo County will take part in a tsunami response exercise Wednesday morning, to help improve preparedness on the Central Coast.
It's in response to the recent earthquake in Chile that created tsuanmis affecting our coastlines. The "Pacifex 10" exercise will simulate a widespread tsunami warning and advisory... more »
March 24, 2010 8:37 AM
The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District will discuss the next step to improve the air quality of the Nipomo Mesa Wednesday morning.
The move follows the results of a recent air pollution study. It shows that ATV activity in the Oceano Dunes is a major contributing... more »
March 24, 2010 8:22 AM
Kids in San Luis Obispo County will "Kick Butts" on Wednesday.
Those from San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live chapters will join thousands of kids across the country to keep kids tobacco-free. Students will organize activities at schools across the county to raise awareness.
Those activities include... more »
March 23, 2010 8:30 PM
An Illinois man is awaiting extradition to San Luis Obispo County for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a local teen.
The Superior Court issued an arrest warrant on March 11 after an Arroyo Grande Police Department investigation into Lionel Meza, 43, revealed he had engaged in sexual activity... more »
March 23, 2010 1:41 AM
The San Luis Obispo County Airport wants more flights and more airlines. The airport was one of 19 airports in the country to receive a $500,000 federal grant. One of the things it wants to spend the money on is a consulting firm to help it attract more business. The... more »
March 18, 2010 3:22 PM
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a registered sex offender for the second time in one week Wednesday evening. The most recent arrest came just hours after authorities posted fliers in Templeton, warning people about him. Fifty-year-old Billy Gene Mannon was arrested at his home in Templeton yesterday after... more »
March 17, 2010 7:19 AM
Reminder: Local courthouses will be closed Wednesday.
Closures include all branches of both the San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County Superior Courts. It's all part of a statewide plan to save money.
March 16, 2010 3:31 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed to send a letter to the state Department of Fish and Game today, asking that bear hunting not be expanded into the county.
The Department of Fish and Game tried passing a similar ordinance in April of 2009, but withdrew... more »
March 16, 2010 3:08 AM
The California Department of Fish and Game is considering expanding the area that allows black bear hunting to parts of San Luis Obispo County.
The move is one of the department's recommendations to the state to correct what they call an overpopulation.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will... more »
March 9, 2010 3:44 PM
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has begun a statewide, federally-funded trapping project after two pests -- the European Grapevine Moth and the Asian Citrus Psyllid -- were detected elsewhere in the state.
Both pests could significantly impact the shipping of agriculture products out of California. To date,... more »
March 9, 2010 9:22 AM
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss a request to hold off on the licensing renewal process for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Tuesday morning.
The meeting follows a request from Supervisor Adam Hill, to delay the application until further seismic studies are completed.... more »
March 4, 2010 3:48 PM
Caltrans says it has finished installing several horizontal drains on Highway 1, one mile north of Ragged Point. Crews are still in the area cleaning up.
Meantime, roadwork continues on a retaining wall project near Gamboa point in Monterey County. Traffic there is down to one lane just south... more »
March 3, 2010 11:20 AM
The Lucia Mar Unified School District votes to start sending out preliminary pink slips beginning March 15th.
During a meeting Tuesday night, the board decided that more than 70 potential layoff notices need to be handed out. The cash-strapped district is short five million dollars.
Last year, more than... more »
March 1, 2010 6:34 AM
Two North County residents are injured after a fatal weekend accident on Highway 46.
The accident happened Saturday night on South Highway 46 in Kern County, just east of San Luis Obispo County. The California Highway Patrol says a 20-year-old woman was speeding when she lost control of her... more »
February 26, 2010 5:23 PM
The project on Highway 1 from Cambria to Carmel continues to make headway. Here are the latest traffic updates from Caltrans.
In San Luis Obispo County, construction is still underway to install several horizontal drains, one mile north of Ragged Point during the daytime only. There will be one-way... more »
February 19, 2010 8:25 PM
A local group is on a mission to save animals in San Luis Obispo County.
Animal Shelter Adoption Partners, or ASAP, is launching its "Join the Pack" campaign.
It calls for all pet owners to put a visible ID on their pet and spay or neuter their animal.... more »
February 18, 2010 3:44 PM
A new report out is believed to be the first county-by-county snapshot on America's health.
Published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it compares counties within states.
Then, each county is given two rankings: one for "health outcome," which is based on the length of life and the... more »
February 10, 2010 4:57 PM
Seeing Karon Cushing sitting up in her hospital bed and joking with visitors, it is hard to imagine just hours before she went under the knife, undergoing a hysterectomy.
" I already got up, walked around. Did all those things. I could go home right now, but I don't... more »