Dogs rely on panting to cool their bodies.

Help Dogs Stay Safe in the Heat

As summer temperatures rise, it’s wise to pay extra attention to keep pets safe in the heat.

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Photo by Animal Services. Tito, July 2018.

July Pet of the Month: Tito

Meet Tito, a smart, affectionate lab mix who is looking for a loving home and an exercise partner.

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Understanding the VA Claim Exam Process

After you submit your claim, an important part of the claim decision process may include a VA claim exam, also known as a compensation and pension (C&P) exam.

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Stay healthy and safe at the fair.

Seven Tips for a Healthy, Safe Visit to the Fair

If you only remember one of these tips: wash your hands!

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Senior Manager Trevor Keith will begin his new role as Planning Director on Aug. 8.

County Supervisors Vote 5-0 to Name New Planning Director

The longtime senior manager earned the confidence of all five Board members to lead the Planning and Building Department.

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Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner with MADD Victim Services Specialist Carla Pearson

Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner named Prosecutor of the Year by MADD

Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner named Prosecutor of the Year by MADD of Southern California.

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Farmers Market in a Park

2017 Annual Crop Statistics Released

San Luis Obispo County 2017 Crop Statistics Released: $924,698,000 Overall Gross Value Reported, less than a 1% decrease over 2016.

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Chamisal Lane in Nipomo.

2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction on Various Roads to Begin in Nipomo

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin resurfacing streets in the North Nipomo Mesa area. Work will begin July 16, 2018 and continue through August 3, 2018.

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Jessica Allred Booking Photo

Jessica Allred Found Guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

Jessica Lea Allred (DOB 11/09/1992) was found guilty by a San Luis Obispo County Jury today. The defendant was accused of killing Denise Lyn Fox while driving intoxicated from Pozo towards Santa...

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Sunset at Pismo Beach. Photo by Leticia Davidek.

How to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses as Temperatures Soar

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay connected during extreme heat.

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Adelaida Hills in westside Paso Robles. Photo by Daniel Kleck.

Debris Removal on Chimney Rock Road at Milepost 12.5, Adelaida Area

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to remove debris on Chimney Rock Road at Milepost 12.5. Work is scheduled to begin on Friday July 6, 2018. The...

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Emerald green hills on the way to Cambria. Photo by Giovanna Woods.

UPDATE 2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction on Main Street and Burton Drive in Cambria

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will continue into the next phase of resurfacing various roads in Cambria.

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El Camino Real at Santa Margarita Creek Proposed Bridge Replacement Community Meeting – June 29, 2018

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will hold a Community meeting on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Santa Margarita Community Hall, about the proposed El...

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Asphalt Overlay Construction to begin on O’Donovan Road in Creston and Bennett Way in Templeton

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to rehabilitate pavement beginning in mid July. The work will include removing and replacing failed pavement...

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Emerald green hills on the way to Cambria. Photo by Giovanna Woods.

2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction on Main Street and Burton Drive in Cambria

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will continue into the next phase of resurfacing various roads in Cambria.

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District Attorney Press Release

Felony Charges Filed Against Jonathan O. Davis for Recent Incidents of Child Annoyance / Molestation

After review of a case involving allegations of annoying or molesting a child under 18, the District Attorney’s Office has determined there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against...

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Fireworks are prohibited in San Luis Obispo County, without a permit.

San Luis Obispo County Fireworks Safety

The County Fire Department (CALFIRE) reminds everyone that all fireworks and sky lanterns are banned by ordinance and are illegal to use, sell, or possess in San Luis Obispo County, unless...

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Scam Alert: Criminals Try to Steal Social Services Benefits from Recipients

Scam Alert: Criminals Try to Steal Social Services Benefits from Recipients

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Avila Beach Drive Bridge in Avila Beach, CA.

Avila Beach Drive Bridge Seismic Retrofit in Avila Beach

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin a seismic retrofit project on the existing Avila Beach Drive bridge over San Luis Obispo Creek.

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First Non-Storefront Cannabis Dispensary Approved in SLO County

At a recent Planning Department Hearing the County of San Luis Obispo approved the first cannabis-related business for operation.

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Abated cannabis heading to the shredder

County Officials Abate Over 2 Tons of Illegal Cannabis

On June 21, 2018, County Planning & Building and Sheriff's Office served several abatement warrants on properties in California Valley. As a result, over two tons of illegal cannabis were seized...

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Deputy Clerk-Recorder Julianne Goble, left, and Deputy Clerk-Recorder Jamila Brown, right.

Meet Two of Your Local Election Workers

Look behind the scenes at the election process with the people who facilitate democracy.

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