Dog jumping into the pool to fetch a toy.

Nearly 300 Local Dogs Enjoy Last Splash of Summer

Dogs were invited to celebrate the end of summer at the 12th Annual Dog Splash Days at the Templeton Community Pool on Sept 8-9, 2018 as a fundraiser for Vineyard Dog Park, a County Park operated...

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UPDATE: Investigation of Atascadero Fine Arts Academy teacher Chris Berdoll

The City of Atascadero Police Department has referred the investigation of Chris L. Berdoll to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office for review and potential filing of criminal...

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New Coordinator Kicks Off Suicide Prevention Month

September is “Suicide Prevention Month” and the County of San Luis Obispo’s Behavioral Health Department welcomes Alysia Hendry as its new Suicide Prevention Coordinator. The new position has been...

Where Stars of the Night are Holy, Kerouac in SLO County

SLO Library to Host Kerouac’s Famous ‘On the Road’ Scroll

The original scroll manuscript of On the Road by Jack Kerouac will be on display at the San Luis Obispo Library September 21 – November 21.

Gino Lopez (DOB 12/23/1994)

Jury finds Gino Lopez Guilty of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter for 2016 DUI Crash

In the early afternoon of September 5, 2018, after being unable to reach a verdict on a charge of murder, a jury convicted Gino Lopez (DOB 12/23/1994) of felony Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while...

National Preparedness Month 2018

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

Dentist is reviewing mouth X-Ray with patient.

Low Cost Dental Insurance for Veterans

Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare can now access affordable dental insurance.

District Attorney Press Release

Distracted Driver Pleads No Contest to Vehicular Manslaughter

Lisa Smith (55) has been sentenced to three years of formal supervised probation and ordered to complete 200 hours of community work service for vehicular manslaughter. Smith was talking on a...

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Joseph A. Baker Sentenced to 12 Years for Assaulting a Peace Officer

Joseph Allen Baker (28) was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison for assaulting a Correctional Deputy while housed at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Kanopy, Thoughtful Entertainment

Library Adds Film Streaming Service, Kanopy

With Kanopy, patrons will have access to more than 30,000 films, for free with their library card.

The County's existing animal shelter is now outdated and inconsistent with the current understanding of humane animal sheltering.

New Animal Shelter Project Moves Forward

The County is moving forward in partnership with local cities to replace the existing 43-year-old public animal shelter.

County Government Center in downtown San Luis Obispo.

County Child Support Services Director Moves on After Nearly Four Years

The County and its Child Support Services Director have amicably agreed to part ways.

Main Street in Templeton

Asphalt Overlay on Main Street, Templeton

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to rehabilitate the pavement on Main Street in Templeton.


Coastal Clean up Day 2018

Join us for Coastal Clean Up Day on September 15th! Find a clean up site near you.

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Temporary Road Closure for Culvert Repairs on Cottontail Creek Road in Cayucos

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be making maintenance repairs to two five foot culverts under Cottontail Creek Road that were damaged by storm water in March 2018.

Air quality in San Luis Obispo County is currently affected by pollution and smoke.

Update: Air Quality and Your Health

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in San Luis Obispo County, due to an increase in...

Ignacio Palomar III (DOB 05/26/1978)

Ignacio Palomar Sentenced to 40 Years to Life in State Prison

Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Duffy has sentenced Ignacio Palomar III (DOB 05/26/1978) to serve 40 years to life in state prison for the 2014 murder of an Arroyo Grande man

Photo by Michael Carl. Sunset over mountains and plains, 2014.

Valley Fever in SLO County: What You Need to Know

Valley Fever appears to be on the rise in San Luis Obispo County and across California.

Road resurfacing on Los Osos Valley Road after removal of above ground utility poles, wires, and associated overhead structures.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 28, 2018 - Los Osos Valley Road Project

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works announces the completion of the Underground Utility District No. 28 – Los Osos Valley Road Project. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held...

Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach.

State Legislature Passes Bill to Ease Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure

Local County and City officials react to the news that the State Legislature passed a bill that would safeguard the future of SLO County.

The County Fire Department recently sent a rescue boat to Shasta Lake to help crews access the two fires there. Photos by Fire Captain Ryan Grebe.

County of SLO Firefighters Help Crews Near Shasta Lake

The San Luis Obispo County Fire Department (CAL FIRE SLO) is helping fire crews fight two fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in a rather unusual way.

Vegetables on display at Farmers' Market

CalFresh Market Match

The Market Match Program will give you $1 of Market Money for each EBT $1 that you spend.