The Department of Planning and Building is seeking public comment on amendments to the Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance

Do You Have Opinions on Ag Worker Housing? We want to hear from you!

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building is asking for the public’s input as the department works on updates to the Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance, formerly known as...


County Public Libraries Celebrating 100 Years

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries. To celebrate, County Library branches have a full calendar of centennial programs and events.


Public Health Department Investigating Bacterial Meningitis Case Following Student Death

Due to the serious nature of the illness, the Public Health Department is working with local hospitals, Cuesta College and people close to the student to identify any individuals who may have...

District Attorney Press Release

Jury Convicts Travis Dawson of Transportation of Methamphetamine and Heroin and Possession of a Firearm

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that, a San Luis Obispo County jury found San Miguel resident Travis Ray Dawson (DOB 2/3/1994) guilty of transportation of methamphetamine and heroin for...

Mobile enrollment RV allows for easy program registration

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Opportunity at SLO County Regional Airport

Another TSA PreCheck registration event will be held in February 2019.

Vehicles navigating through flooding in Oceano, CA, January 2016

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of flooding

Residents living in areas with a high risk of flooding are encouraged to take measures to prevent physical damage from flooding during and after rain events.


Former Treasurer Convicted of Embezzlement from Non-Profit Ag Friends

On February 5, 2019, Chandra Dee Mehlschau (48) pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement from the Nipomo non-profit Ag Friends.

The Health Commission meets at the County of San Luis Obispo Board chambers.

Volunteer Opportunity: County Health Commission

The County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission is currently recruiting for a volunteer member to serve on the commission.

District Attorney Press Release - Public Integrity Unit

Viborg employee sentenced to five years prison for embezzlement from elderly victim

Paso Robles resident Diana L. Russell (43) was sentenced today to five years prison for embezzling nearly $500,000 from an elderly couple, Sandra and Ole Viborg who also live in Paso Robles.

District Attorney Press Release

San Luis Obispo Jury Finds Herbert Connor Guilty of Felony Sexual Battery

Today, February 1, 2019, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Herbert George Connor (DOB 07/27/45) guilty of felony Sexual Battery by Restraint, one count of misdemeanor Sexual Battery and one count...

County leaders celebrated the transition of inmate health care services at County Jail to Wellpath.

County Welcomes New Jail Health Care Service Provider

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to welcome Wellpath as the new contracted provider to provide Jail Health Care Services, starting February 1, 2019.

Alan Peters Receives Award

Five County Fire Employees Recognized by State

Five County Fire Department staff members were honored on January 8 at the CAL FIRE Director’s Awards Ceremony, held at the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento.

Preparing for your upcoming court hearing.

What to Expect When Going To Court

Going to court can be an intimidating and confusing process. The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Child Support hopes to make that process easier by sharing some tips on preparing for your...

Joshua Myers Booking Photo

Gang Member Sentenced for Armed Robbery

Joshua Myers (19) was sentenced today by San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Matthew Guerrero to a term of 13 years 8 months in state prison.

Alberto Isaac Gonzalezpenaloza (dob 2/23/91) Booking Photo

Domestic Violence Abuser Faces Life Sentence After Pleading Guilty to Attempted Murder

Alberto Isaac Gonzalezpenaloza (27) pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted premeditated murder for a brutal domestic violence attack on his wife and his wife’s aunt, which occurred in rural...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

6 Things to Know About Human Trafficking in SLO County

Have you noticed the subject of human trafficking in the news, on television or while scrolling through social media? Trafficking is modern-day slavery and exists in San Luis Obispo County. Here...

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Community Connection

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Community Connection being held in Morro Bay.

Apollo, January 2019.

January Pet of the Month: Apollo

Meet Apollo, a handsome and well-mannered German Shepherd who loves to play.

Dr. Rick Rosen, December 2018.

Welcome to Dr. Rick Rosen, Deputy Health Officer

Dr. Rick Rosen brings international experience and a native Californian’s perspective to his new role as Deputy Health Officer. This broad role connects to many of our county’s most pressing health...

County of SLO Public Libraries: 100 years of culture, creativity, and community.

Libraries Eliminate Overdue Fines

As of February 1, 2019, County of San Luis Obispo Libraries will no longer charge overdue fines on materials returned to the libraries.

Photo of Oceano Beach Dunes

Oceano Drainage Improvements Project Phase 1

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction of drainage improvements along 13th Street near Highway 1 in Oceano.

Salinas River Flowing off of East Garrison

Salinas River Flowing “Live Stream”

On Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:30 a.m., the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works confirmed the Salinas River was flowing a “live stream” from the Salinas Reservoir Dam (Santa...