Booking Photo (08/04/2022) Jose Francis Hernandezgarcia (DOB 02/26/1996) Click to view article, Judge sentences Jose Francis Hernandezgarcia (26) to serve 6 years in prison for rape of intoxicated teenager who was lost after leaving the Mid-State Fair at night in July 2022

Judge sentences Jose Francis Hernandezgarcia (26) to serve 6 years in prison for rape of intoxicated teenager who was lost after leaving the Mid-State Fair at night in July 2022

Man sentenced to state prison for the crime of rape of an intoxicated victim. On the evening of July 21, 2022, the defendant preyed upon the teenage victim who was only 16 and was alone, intoxicated, lost, and crying when he observed her walking in his neighborhood having left the Mid-State Fair on foot.

SLO County Disaster Center Click to view article, Disaster Recovery Center to Close on February 14

Disaster Recovery Center to Close on February 14

The storm Disaster Recovery Center located at the SLO Veterans Memorial Building in San Luis Obispo will continue to operate for another week, closing on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Booking Photo (05/31/2018): Robert William Koehler, IV (DOB 03/03/1982) Click to view article, Judge sentences Robert W. Koehler, IV to serve 56 years to life in prison for the murder of Kristen Marti

Judge sentences Robert W. Koehler, IV to serve 56 years to life in prison for the murder of Kristen Marti

Grover Beach resident Robert W. Koehler, IV (40) was sentenced to 56 years to life in prison today for the January 2018 brutal murder of 26-year-old Kristen Marti, who remained missing for over two months.

Teen driving car.  Click to view article, County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Awarded $100,820 for Youth Traffic Safety Initiatives

County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Awarded $100,820 for Youth Traffic Safety Initiatives

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) grant will be used to increase youth education around safe driving.

Bridge on Jack Creek Road Click to view article, Road Closure for Storm Debris Removal at Bridge on Jack Creek Road in Templeton

Road Closure for Storm Debris Removal at Bridge on Jack Creek Road in Templeton

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will temporarily close Jack Creek Road during working hours approximately 0.1 miles north of Highway 46 for storm debris removal at the bridge on February 1, 2023 and February 2, 2023.

Booking Photo (02/28/2022) Gianna Catherine Brencola (DOB 10/15/1999) Click to view article, After serving a prison term for killing Kennedy Love in 2017, Gianna Brencola is sentenced again to prison for felony DUI with a blood alcohol level above .30

After serving a prison term for killing Kennedy Love in 2017, Gianna Brencola is sentenced again to prison for felony DUI with a blood alcohol level above .30

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Gianna Catherine Brencola (DOB 10-15-1999) of Los Osos was sentenced to six years in state prison for her conviction of felony driving while under the influence of alcohol. The sentence is the result of her guilty plea to the charge and admission to having been earlier convicted of vehicular...

Person carrying box of food Click to view article, Global Non-Profit to Distribute Supplies at Disaster Recovery Center

Global Non-Profit to Distribute Supplies at Disaster Recovery Center

This week the Global Empowerment Mission will be distributing free boxes of food and supplies to residents who have been affected by the recent storms.

District Attorney Dan Dow and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (1/26/2023) Click to view article, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham awarded the District Attorney Special Commendation for his efforts to combat Human Trafficking

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham awarded the District Attorney Special Commendation for his efforts to combat Human Trafficking

District Attorney Dan Dow presented Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham with a rarely given award to recognize his outstanding advocacy for improving public safety and promoting legislation to combat human trafficking and to increase protections for victims of trafficking while serving in the California State Assembly.

Lopez Drive Bridge Click to view article, Prep Work to Begin on Lopez Drive Bridge Retrofit

Prep Work to Begin on Lopez Drive Bridge Retrofit

ARROYO GRANDE – The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department will begin work preparing for seismically retrofitting the Lopez Drive Bridge in Arroyo Grande over Lopez Lake on Monday, Jan. 30.

Booking Photo (09/08/2021) Craig Anthony Grunow (DOB 04/21/1965) Click to view article, Jury Convicts Craig Anthony Grunow (57) of Sex Crimes Involving Three Child Victims

Jury Convicts Craig Anthony Grunow (57) of Sex Crimes Involving Three Child Victims

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted Craig Anthony Grunow (04/21/1965) of 11 counts of sexual abuse of three child victims occurring over a three-year period.

Rendering of the new Probation Department facility Click to view article, Supervisors Award F&H Construction $33.3 Million Contract to Build New Probation Building

Supervisors Award F&H Construction $33.3 Million Contract to Build New Probation Building

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the award of a $33,296,693 contract to F&H Construction of Lodi, Calif. to design and build the new Probation Department Building.

Business Meeting with Computer Click to view article, Disaster Recovery Center / Local Assistance Center to Open in San Luis Obispo

Disaster Recovery Center / Local Assistance Center to Open in San Luis Obispo

A Disaster Recovery Center / Local Assistance Center will open Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM in San Luis Obispo

Flooded Sandbags Click to view article, County to Offer Collection Locations for Storm Debris

County to Offer Collection Locations for Storm Debris

The County of San Luis Obispo will be offering free collection sites throughout the county for storm related debris.

People inside a house Click to view article, Shelter to Open for Displaced Residents

Shelter to Open for Displaced Residents

An American Red Cross shelter is opening in Morro Bay on Friday, January 20 at 2:00 pm for residents in the county who have been displaced due to the storms

Nathan Daniel Abate (DOB 06/23/1988) Booking Photo (01/19/2023) Click to view article, Nathan Daniel Abate (34) charged with committing felony sex crimes against two victims

Nathan Daniel Abate (34) charged with committing felony sex crimes against two victims

Nathan Daniel Abate of Atascadero has been arrested and charged with sex crimes alleged to have occurred between 2008 and 2010 involving two victims.

Person using calculator at desk Click to view article, San Luis Obispo County Businesses Eligible for SBA Assistance

San Luis Obispo County Businesses Eligible for SBA Assistance

San Luis Obispo County business owners affected by the recent storms are now eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster.

House with Green Roof Click to view article, San Luis Obispo County Declared Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

San Luis Obispo County Declared Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

On January 17, 2023 the Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California (FEMA-4683-DR) for severe winter storms was amended to include the County of San Luis Obispo for individual assistance, debris removal, and emergency protective measures.

Map of Oceano Area Click to view article, Evacuation Order and Evacuation Warning Lifted for Residents in Oceano

Evacuation Order and Evacuation Warning Lifted for Residents in Oceano

As of January 17, 2023, the County of San Luis Obispo has lifted the Evacuation Order and Evacuation Warning for Oceano residents near the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee and Oceano Lagoon. Residents previously directed to leave may return to their homes.

Road Closed sign and Road Work Crew Click to view article, Storm Update Sunday 1/15/2023

Storm Update Sunday 1/15/2023

Here is a summary of the situation today in San Luis Obispo County

Homeless Shelter Click to view article, Volunteers Needed for Homeless Services Center

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Services Center

In response to this week’s storms, 40 Prado Homeless Services Center has increased their bed capacity and volunteers are needed to assist with general tasks including check in, serving meals, setting up cots, and other tasks.

House with Green Roof Click to view article, Evacuation Warning Lifted for Residents in Los Osos

Evacuation Warning Lifted for Residents in Los Osos

San Luis Obispo County has lifted the Evacuation Warning for residents in Los Osos.  

American Red Cross Logo Click to view article, Shelter Opens for Residents Displaced Due to Flooding

Shelter Opens for Residents Displaced Due to Flooding

The American Red Cross is opening a shelter for residents who are displaced due to flooding. The shelter will be located at San Luis Obispo High School, 1499 San Luis Drive in San Luis Obispo. The shelter will open at 3 pm and will accept pets.