Morro Bay Firefighters Holding Toy Donations

Operation Santa at The Department of Social Services was Incredibly Successful

Thanks to the generosity of our local community, the Department of Social Services has completed another successful Operation Santa gift distribution. Hundreds of needy local children received...

Photo by Alex Caballero Sr.

County Reaches Labor Deal with Largest Employee Union

The County and SLOCEA have two separate agreements, one for what is known as the “Big Unit” (1,545 employees) and the other for what is know as the “Trades Unit” (182 employees).

Nathaniel Alexander Jara (DOB 12/21/1997), Gabriel Luis Garay (DOB 07/04/1998), Robert Joseph Garay (DOB 07/20/1991)

DA Seeks Life in Prison Without Parole for Gang Related Murder

District Attorney Dan Dow seeks life in prison without possibility of parole for Robert Joseph Garay, Gabriel Luis Garay and Nathaniel Alexander Jara for the gang related murder of Daniel Fuentes.

Visit SLO CAL Important Update

SLO County Tourism Marketing District Reauthorized

The County Board of Supervisors renewed the San Luis Obispo County Tourism Marketing District (SLOCTMD).

The Board of Supervisors recognizes Jorge Rodriguez, bottom right, for his assistance with the 2019 Kincade Fire.

County Employee Honored for Responding to 2019 Kincade Fire

One County employee's "humbling" experience earns him kudos from the Board of Supervisors.

Public Health News

First Flu-Related Death in SLO County

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department confirmed today that a male resident over the age of 60 has died of complications related to influenza infection. This is the first death...

Dan Dow, District Attorney of San Luis Obispo County

DA Dan Dow Talks about Office Mission to Seek Justice

District Attorney Dan Dow and our team of 110 individual public servants are passionately committed to seeking justice for the residents of San Luis Obispo County. We stand for Justice each and...

Booking Photo Claire Catlin Eastin (DOB 05/27/1968)

Templeton woman sentenced to state prison for embezzlement

Former bookkeeper Claire Eastin (51) of Templeton was taken into custody after being sentenced yesterday to serve two years, eight months in state prison for embezzling church funds.

OneJustice volunteers work with clients to have criminal records expunged.

San Luis Obispo Library Hosts Free Legal Clinic to Clear Criminal Records

County of San Luis Obispo Libraries are partnering with OneJustice and America's Job Center of California, San Luis Obispo to offer one-on-one meetings with an attorney to help fill out paperwork...

Small Aircraft in Flight

Aircraft and Vessel Property Statements Mailed by Assessor

County Assessor Tom Bordonaro mailed Aircraft and Vessel property statements to boat and aircraft owners on January 2, 2020. All Aircraft and Vessels (boats and watercraft) are subject to local...

Los Osos Water Recycling Facility

Information Session Regarding Los Osos Water Recycling Facility Proposed Rate Increase

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works invites the public to learn more about the Los Osos Water Recycling Facility and a proposed rate increase by attending an information session.

Take precautions as flu activity increases

FLU Season in SLO County: What you need to know

As influenza activity increases nationwide and in San Luis Obispo County, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department reminds residents to take common-sense precautions to protect...

Rex Allan Krebs (DOB 1-28-1966) Booking Photo dated 2-3-1999

Supreme Court Affirms Rex Allan Krebs Conviction and Death Penalty

District Attorney Dan Dow announced that the California Supreme Court has issued a long awaited opinion that affirms Rex Allan Krebs' conviction and death sentence for murdering Rachel Newhouse and...

Cal Fire Sprays a Water Cannon Over the San Diego Arrival Flight

San Luis Obispo County Welcomes Nonstop Service to San Diego

Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service to San Diego on January 7, 2020.

Old Victorian home in downtown San Luis Obispo

It's Not Too Late to Save on Property Taxes

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.

Photo by David L Aicholtz.

Fitch Ratings Gives County of SLO Top Credit Rating

The strong credit rating saves taxpayer dollars by allowing the County to pay lower interest rates on bonds issued to finance vital projects, such as the new Animal Services Facility.

Christopher Lopez

Veterans Services Officer to Serve as County Central Services Director

Our Veterans Services Officer will serve as our new Central Services Director, and manage about 30 employees and a budget of $10.8 million.

No Party Preference cards mailed to No Party Preference registered voters

Postcards Being Sent To Permanent Vote-By-Mail No Party Preference Voters to Select Party Ballot for the Primary Election

Voters who have a No Party Preference status and want to vote for a president in the March election will need to notify the elections office of their choice of party ballot.

Rainstorm runoff is known to transport disease-causing organisms from urban areas to the ocean.

Avoid Ocean Water During and After Rainstorms

The Public Health Department is advising the public to avoid ocean water contact during, and at least three days following, significant rainstorms—such as the recent and predicted storms.

Houses under construction

Notice of Change in Public Facilities Fees for New Construction

Adjusted fees will take effect January 4, 2020.

Article title superimposed over image of County Government Center

December 2019 Bargaining Update

New Tentative Agreement reached with SLOCEA and two more agreements reached with DSA and IHSS

Photo of an accessory dwelling unit

Accessory Dwelling Unit Laws Explained

On October 9, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed several bills to further facilitate the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Specifically, the signing of SB 13, AB 68, and AB...