Medical professional wearing mask, face shield and gloves readying specimens with nasal swabs. Click to view article, No-Cost Flu Testing Now Available at COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

No-Cost Flu Testing Now Available at COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

COVID-19 community testing sites in San Luis Obispo County now offer combined rapid testing for COVID-19 and influenza for all patients who are experiencing symptoms.

District Attorney Public Integrity Unit Statement Regarding Provisional Ballot Inquiry Click to view article, Public Integrity Unit Reports on Provisional Ballot Inquiry

Public Integrity Unit Reports on Provisional Ballot Inquiry

The District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit conducted an inquiry into concerns about the County Clerk-Recorder's reported number of provisional ballots. In response, Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano promptly provided an explanation.

Tool Lending out of Shandon Library Click to view article, County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries to  Lend Tools out of Shandon Branch

County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries to Lend Tools out of Shandon Branch

Tool lending library supports rural community resilience

Participants crossing the finish line at Reindeer Run.  Click to view article, Community Members Invited to Dash and Prance at SLO’s 5k Reindeer Run

Community Members Invited to Dash and Prance at SLO’s 5k Reindeer Run

The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live (FNL) Partnership is excited to host its annual 5k Reindeer Run this Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Ocean water Click to view article, Avoid Ocean Water Contact During and After Rainstorms

Avoid Ocean Water Contact During and After Rainstorms

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department advises the public to avoid ocean water contact during, and at least three days following, significant rainstorms -- such as the recent storm.

Booking Photo 07/02/2021 Barajasvaldovinos, Jesus (DOB 09/14/1989) Click to view article, Jesus Barajasvaldovinos of Cambria Sentenced to 28 years to life in Prison for Kidnapping and Rape by Force

Jesus Barajasvaldovinos of Cambria Sentenced to 28 years to life in Prison for Kidnapping and Rape by Force

Jesus Barajasvaldovinos (33) has been sentenced to 28 years to life in state prison for his conviction of kidnap, rape by force, and other sex crimes.

Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle with District Attorney Dan Dow, November 28, 2022. Click to view article, District Attorney Dan Dow congratulates DDA Chris Peuvrelle on his appointment as Supervising Attorney in Monterey County.

District Attorney Dan Dow congratulates DDA Chris Peuvrelle on his appointment as Supervising Attorney in Monterey County.

After successfully prosecuting Paul Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart, Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle has been appointed as a Supervising Attorney for the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.

Cayucos Veteran's Hall Rendering Click to view article, Kickoff for Cayucos Veteran’s Hall Rehabilitation Project Dec. 2

Kickoff for Cayucos Veteran’s Hall Rehabilitation Project Dec. 2

After sitting empty for six years, work will begin on the historic building.

Road Work Click to view article, Traffic Delays on Los Osos Valley Road and South Bay Blvd

Traffic Delays on Los Osos Valley Road and South Bay Blvd

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department began planned asphalt pavement work on Los Osos Valley Road from Turri Road to the Los Osos Creek Bridge on Nov. 7 and expects to complete the work by Dec. 9, weather permitting.

District Attorney Announces Civil Settlement with Nurse Practitioner for Unlawfully Advertising Herself as “Doctor” Click to view article, District Attorney Dan Dow Announces Settlement with Arroyo Grande Nurse for Unlawfully Advertising Herself as “Doctor”

District Attorney Dan Dow Announces Settlement with Arroyo Grande Nurse for Unlawfully Advertising Herself as “Doctor”

Local nurse practitioner, Sarah Erny, agrees to an injunction and $19,750 in civil penalties for violating the Business and Professions Code by inferring she was a medical doctor to the public.

I Voted Stickers Click to view article, Post Election Update and Extended Hours

Post Election Update and Extended Hours

With another successful election day/night behind us, here is a recap and a bit of what to expect in the coming days.

SwimSafeSLO.org Click to view article, Map Viewer with Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Inspection Results

Map Viewer with Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Inspection Results

View the new mobile-friendly and interactive public swimming pool and spa pool facilities map viewer with inspection results

Baby on an exam table having chest examined by a doctor using a stethoscope. Click to view article, Health Officials Urge Precautions as Pediatric RSV Hospitalizations Increase

Health Officials Urge Precautions as Pediatric RSV Hospitalizations Increase

RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 all contribute to strain on local hospitals

Water System Vandalization Click to view article, Santa Margarita Water System Vandalized

Santa Margarita Water System Vandalized

Monday morning, the San Luis Obispo County Service Area 23 – Santa Margarita water system operator discovered a break-in at the Santa Margarita water storage facility.

A young girl getting a bandaid placed on her shoulder be a nurse at a pop-up vaccine clinic. Click to view article, Pop-Up Clinics Provide Free Flu Shots and COVID-19 Boosters through Mid-November

Pop-Up Clinics Provide Free Flu Shots and COVID-19 Boosters through Mid-November

The clinics are timed so residents can be fully protected in time for Thanksgiving and before a possible winter surge of respiratory illnesses.

Asphalt Overlay Various County Roads Click to view article, UPDATE: 2020-21 Asphalt Overlay, Various County Road

UPDATE: 2020-21 Asphalt Overlay, Various County Road

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department will begin asphalt-paving work on Los Osos Valley Road from Turri Road to the Los Osos Bridge, on Nov. 7 and is expected to be completed by Nov. 22.

Mussels with yellow alert icon Click to view article, Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Humboldt and San Luis Obispo Counties

Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Humboldt and San Luis Obispo Counties

Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from Humboldt and San Luis Obispo counties. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin.

Booking Photo David James Krause - DOB 11-22-79 Click to view article, David James Krause Sentenced to 30 Years to Life for the Murder

David James Krause Sentenced to 30 Years to Life for the Murder

David James Krause Sentenced to 30 Years to Life for the Murder of Lawrence “Larry” Bross of Oceano.

Booking Photo 07/10/2021: Andrew William Gilbertson (DOB 10/31/1974) Click to view article, Andrew William Gilbertson Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Attempted Robbery of Chase Bank in Paso Robles

Andrew William Gilbertson Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Attempted Robbery of Chase Bank in Paso Robles

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Andrew William Gilbertson (47) of Paso Robles has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison for his attempted robbery of Chase Bank in Paso Robles.

Booking Photo 11/02/2019 Adrian Oswald Pinto (DOB 05/10/1985) Click to view article, Adrian Oswald Pinto of San Luis Obispo Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Rape by Force

Adrian Oswald Pinto of San Luis Obispo Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Rape by Force

Adrian Oswald Pinto (37) has been sentenced to six years in state prison for his conviction after jury trial of rape by force and sexual penetration by a foreign object. District Attorney and Probation Officer requested a 12-year sentence.