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Wellsona Road Click to view article, 2020 Nacimiento Inline Valve Installation Project, San Luis Obispo

2020 Nacimiento Inline Valve Installation Project, San Luis Obispo

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin installation of isolation valves at three locations along the Nacimiento Water Pipeline.

Old Victorian home in downtown San Luis Obispo Click to view article, Homeowners' Property Tax Exemption Deadline Approaches

Homeowners' Property Tax Exemption Deadline Approaches

County Assessor Tom J. Bordonaro, Jr. would like to remind all homeowners, disabled veterans and eligible non-profit organizations that they may file claims for property tax exemptions.

DCSS Staff at SLO Food Bank Click to view article, Feeding Families During Difficult Times

Feeding Families During Difficult Times

The Department of Child Support Services participates in SLO County’s annual “Turkey Trot”.

SLO Airport Terminal Click to view article, Holiday Travel Safety Advisory

Holiday Travel Safety Advisory

With the start of the holiday travel season, the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport would like travelers to keep local and state health guidelines in mind when traveling.

Woman sitting at a table on a video chat Click to view article, Residents Should Self-Quarantine If Close Contact Tests Positive for COVID-19

Residents Should Self-Quarantine If Close Contact Tests Positive for COVID-19

Local health officials ask close contacts of known cases to “break the chain” by staying home

The County of San Luis Obispo Board chambers, empty. Click to view article, Dawn Ortiz-Legg to Succeed Adam Hill on County Board of Supervisors

Dawn Ortiz-Legg to Succeed Adam Hill on County Board of Supervisors

Governor Newsom announces appointment of County Planning Commissioner to vacant seat

View of a lake from a hill Click to view article, State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order from Nov. 21 to Dec. 21

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order from Nov. 21 to Dec. 21

Order prohibits “non-essential” work, movement and gatherings from 10 PM to 5 AM

Image announcing Dr. Borenstein as Physician of the Year Click to view article, Dr. Penny E. Borenstein named San Luis Obispo County Physician of the Year

Dr. Penny E. Borenstein named San Luis Obispo County Physician of the Year

The Central Coast Medical Association awarded Penny E. Borenstein, MD, MPH, as the 2020 Physician of the Year for San Luis Obispo County. The award is for a physician who has gone above and beyond and due to the challenges of the current pandemic, Dr. Borenstein was the obvious honoree for 2020.

Person sitting on bed cross legged looking down at an open box Click to view article, County Officials Encourage At-Home COVID-19 Tests Before Thanksgiving

County Officials Encourage At-Home COVID-19 Tests Before Thanksgiving

County health officials ask community members to avoid making a COVID-19 test appointment at a free clinic for travel related reasons unless the individual has symptoms or believes they have been exposed to COVID-19. Anyone who is asymptomatic and wants to get tested prior to the Thanksgiving holiday should do so via an at-home self-swab test...

Thanksgiving Dinner on a Table Click to view article, County Health Officer Issues COVID-19 Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving

County Health Officer Issues COVID-19 Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving

County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein today issued new COVID-19 guidelines for safely celebrating Thanksgiving this year as COVID-19 spreads at a faster rate in SLO County.

Chart showing that SLO County is in the Purple Tier Click to view article, Fast Rise in COVID-19 Case Rates Lands SLO County Back in the State’s Purple Tier

Fast Rise in COVID-19 Case Rates Lands SLO County Back in the State’s Purple Tier

Effective today, San Luis Obispo County is now in the State’s Purple Tier, which has the most restrictions, for at least three weeks due to a fast surge in cases locally. The State modified its Blueprint for a Safer Economy today and announced that SLO County’s unadjusted case rate was 17.7 last week with an adjusted rate of 12.5 and a 5.1...

Message from District Attorney Dan Dow Click to view article, DA Provides Internal Email to Tribune After Public Records Act Request

DA Provides Internal Email to Tribune After Public Records Act Request

Recently, the San Luis Obispo Tribune requested copies of internal emails, letters, and text messages written by District Attorney staff regarding “Black Lives Matter,” “BLM, “George Floyd,” and “protest” and any responses to those communications. In response, we are providing emails written by staff after a meeting was held about what had...

Stenner Creek Road Click to view article, Extend Fiberoptic Communications through the Nacimiento Water Project System, San Luis Obispo

Extend Fiberoptic Communications through the Nacimiento Water Project System, San Luis Obispo

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will start construction on a project to extend fiberoptic communication lines to County facilities in San Luis Obispo.

Asphalt Overlay Project Click to view article, 2019-20 Asphalt Overlay Various North County Roads Project

2019-20 Asphalt Overlay Various North County Roads Project

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin an asphalt paving project to rehabilitate the pavement on various roads in the North County.

Graphic with Date for the Schools Webinar Click to view article, Returning to Schools Safely in SLO County: Live Informational Webinar on November 16

Returning to Schools Safely in SLO County: Live Informational Webinar on November 16

Parents are invited to join the County Public Health Department, County Office of Education and local school leaders for a live informational webinar about what to expect as more students return to the classroom.

GIS Day - Exhibits - Map Gallery - Networking - Wednesday Nov 18 2020 - Virtual Event Click to view article, GIS Day 2020

GIS Day 2020

Whether you are an expert, occasional user, or just interested in understanding what GIS is, come see how GIS is used locally by government, academic, and private industry professionals.

Hill with an oak tree Click to view article, County Public Health Works with Atascadero State Hospital to Contain Outbreak

County Public Health Works with Atascadero State Hospital to Contain Outbreak

County of San Luis Obispo Public Health officials are working closely with the Atascadero State Hospital leadership team to manage a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.

Cloudy day in San Simeon, an old schoolhouse surrounded by a picket fence in an open field Click to view article, Outlook: County Anticipates $12-22 Million Budget Gap Next Year

Outlook: County Anticipates $12-22 Million Budget Gap Next Year

While expenses are growing at expected rates, revenue growth is expected to shrink.

Prefumo Canyon Road Click to view article, Roadway Slope Repair at Prefumo Canyon Road Milepost 3.5, San Luis Obispo.

Roadway Slope Repair at Prefumo Canyon Road Milepost 3.5, San Luis Obispo.

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be performing roadway slope repair on Prefumo Canyon Road near mile post 3.5 in San Luis Obispo.

Sunset on Bishops Peak Click to view article, SLO County Sees Alarming Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Recent Days

SLO County Sees Alarming Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Recent Days

Health officials warn of a backslide as contact tracers work hard to slow the spread

County of San Luis Obispo New Animal Services Facility Click to view article, County of San Luis Obispo New Animal Services Facility

County of San Luis Obispo New Animal Services Facility

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be starting construction on vacant land to the east of the Woods Humane Society on Oklahoma Avenue at the County Operations Center (COC) off of State Highway 1.

Teen driving a car.  Click to view article, County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department Receives Funding for Youth Traffic Safety Education Program

County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department Receives Funding for Youth Traffic Safety Education Program

Funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides program to prevent SLO County youth traffic related injuries and deaths.