Booking Photo 06/12/2019: Todd Anthony Hortillosa (DOB 12/13/1977) Click to view article, Todd Anthony Hortillosa sentenced to 120 years to life, plus 3 years and 8 months, for the long-term molestation of three children

Todd Anthony Hortillosa sentenced to 120 years to life, plus 3 years and 8 months, for the long-term molestation of three children

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Todd Anthony Hortillosa (44) of Pismo Beach has been sentenced to 120 years to life, plus 3 years and 8 months, in state prison for his conviction on 10 counts of sex crimes against three children occurring over a nine year period.

Microscopic image of monkeypox virus Click to view article, First Case of Monkeypox Identified in SLO County Resident

First Case of Monkeypox Identified in SLO County Resident

Individual is recovering in isolation; risk to the general public remains low.

Board of Supervisors in Chambers  Click to view article, Supervisors Approve New Approach to Address Homelessness

Supervisors Approve New Approach to Address Homelessness

In a 5-0 vote, San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approved a new 5-year-plan to address homelessness in our communities by 50-percent.

Federal Prosecutors Charge Paso Robles Man Who Sold Fentanyl to 19-Year-Old Causing Death Click to view article, Federal Prosecutors Charge Paso Robles Man Who Sold Fentanyl to 19-Year-Old Causing Death

Federal Prosecutors Charge Paso Robles Man Who Sold Fentanyl to 19-Year-Old Causing Death

The United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles has indicted Timothy Clark Wolfe (24) of Paso Robles on the charge of selling fentanyl causing death. This federal criminal case will supersede local prosecution of Wolfe for second-degree murder of Emilio Velci (19) of Atascadero.

Booking Photo 10/15/2015: Jeffrey Paul Gentile (DOB 09/02/1986) Click to view article, Jury convicts Jeffrey Paul Gentile of Templeton for possessing large volumes of child pornography images

Jury convicts Jeffrey Paul Gentile of Templeton for possessing large volumes of child pornography images

A San Luis Obispo County jury found Jeffrey Paul Gentile (35) guilty of possession of child pornography and found true that he possessed at least 600 images with at least 10 of those depicting children under the age of 12.

Vachell Lane and Buckley Road Click to view article, Temporary Nightly Closure on Buckley Road from July 25 through July 28

Temporary Nightly Closure on Buckley Road from July 25 through July 28

Whitaker Construction Group, contractor for the Buckley Road Extension, will temporarily close the corner of Vachell Lane and Buckley Road starting July 25 through July 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for intersection construction.

Unsecured Property Tax Bill Click to view article, Pay Taxes on Unsecured Property by August 31st to Avoid Penalties

Pay Taxes on Unsecured Property by August 31st to Avoid Penalties

Owners of taxable unsecured business or personal property must pay their tax bills by August 31st this year to avoid a 10% penalty.

Booking Photo 07/10/2022: Marissa Nicole Hudson (DOB 11/04/1986) Click to view article, Atascadero woman arraigned on 58 felony counts of embezzlement, grand theft, and insurance fraud in excess of $500,000 in total losses to the many victims

Atascadero woman arraigned on 58 felony counts of embezzlement, grand theft, and insurance fraud in excess of $500,000 in total losses to the many victims

Marissa Nicole Hudson (35) of Atascadero was arraigned in court for 58 criminal counts involving theft and embezzlement from numerous business clients. Hudson was released from custody on bail and ordered to return to court on September 14, 2022.

Board of Supervisors Honoring Probation Services Week 2022 Click to view article, Celebration of Probation Services Week 2022

Celebration of Probation Services Week 2022

Today, Chief Probation Officer Robert Reyes announced this year’s annual Probation Service Week will be taking place from July 17 – July 23, 2022, to honor probation professionals who work to keep communities safe, return restitution due to victims, and support the rehabilitative process for the justice-involved individuals under their...

Ferris wheel Click to view article, Mid-State Fair and SLO County Public Health Department Offer Common-Sense Tips for a Safe, Healthy & Fun Visit

Mid-State Fair and SLO County Public Health Department Offer Common-Sense Tips for a Safe, Healthy & Fun Visit

Tips to keep your visit to the California Mid-State Fair safe, healthy, and fun.

Booking Photo (05/31/2018): Robert William Koehler, IV (DOB 03/03/1982) Click to view article, Jury convicts Robert W. Koehler, IV of murdering Kristen Marti

Jury convicts Robert W. Koehler, IV of murdering Kristen Marti

A San Luis Obispo County jury returned a verdict of guilty against Grover Beach resident Robert W. Koehler, IV for the January 2018 murder of 26-year-old Kristen Marti, who remained missing for over two months.

Stream Gauge Click to view article, Upcoming Outage for Stream, Rain, and Reservoir Level Real-Time Reporting

Upcoming Outage for Stream, Rain, and Reservoir Level Real-Time Reporting

The San Luis Obispo Water Conservation and Flood Control District is planning a network outage to upgrade the Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time (ALERT) flood warning system at rain and stream gauge stations in the County of San Luis Obispo on July 18, 2022.

Sustainable Groundwater Management and Planning for the Arroyo Grande Subbasin  Click to view article, Public Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management and Planning for the Arroyo Grande Subbasin on July 25, 2022

Public Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management and Planning for the Arroyo Grande Subbasin on July 25, 2022

The County of San Luis Obispo (County) and the City of Arroyo Grande are jointly developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Arroyo Grande Subbasin.

woman on computer Click to view article, Public Health Dept Seeks Input from Residents Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

Public Health Dept Seeks Input from Residents Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

Residents who tested positive for COVID-19 will receive text message with link to follow-up questions

Pavement Surface Treatment between HWY 46 and Cottontail Lane Click to view article, UPDATE: 2020-21 Pavement Surface Treatment Project, County of San Luis Obispo

UPDATE: 2020-21 Pavement Surface Treatment Project, County of San Luis Obispo

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will temporarily close Old Creek Road between Highway 46 and Cottontail Lane, approximately 5.3 miles, for surface treatment.

Booking Photo 01/31/2022: Jeremiah Leo Hernandez (DOB 07/28/1978) Click to view article, Jury convicts Jeremiah Leo Hernandez of aggravated mayhem and assault with a knife for severely slashing man’s face in Pismo Beach

Jury convicts Jeremiah Leo Hernandez of aggravated mayhem and assault with a knife for severely slashing man’s face in Pismo Beach

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a jury found Jeremiah Leo Hernandez (43) of Grover Beach guilty of aggravated mayhem, assault with a knife, and causing great bodily injury for the January 24, 2022 attack in Pismo Beach.

An Update from Human Resources Image Click to view article, County Labor Relations Bargaining Update

County Labor Relations Bargaining Update

Please see below for a brief update on the current County Labor Relations Bargaining process as of July 1, 2022.

library foundation donation Click to view article, County of SLO Public Libraries Accepts  Large Donation for New Materials

County of SLO Public Libraries Accepts Large Donation for New Materials

Library Foundation releases funds from $2.6 million bequest

A cannabis leaf Click to view article, Cannabis Business Tax Rate Increases to 8% of Gross Receipts on July 1, 2022

Cannabis Business Tax Rate Increases to 8% of Gross Receipts on July 1, 2022

Starting July 1, 2022, all cannabis business operators in the unincorporated areas of the County must collect tax at an 8% rate.

Guardrail Replacement in Various Locations Click to view article, UPDATE: Replacement of Existing Guardrail at Pecho Valley Road

UPDATE: Replacement of Existing Guardrail at Pecho Valley Road

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction of a retaining wall and replacing guardrail at a site on Pecho Valley Road near Sand Spit Road in Montaña de Oro State Park starting June 30, 2022.

Guardrail Replacement in Various Locations Click to view article, Replacement of Existing Guardrails at Various Locations Throughout San Luis Obispo County to Begin

Replacement of Existing Guardrails at Various Locations Throughout San Luis Obispo County to Begin

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin replacing guardrails in Los Osos, Cambria, and rural San Luis Obispo from June 28 through September 2022.

Booking Photo 06/12/2019: Todd Anthony Hortillosa (DOB 12/13/1977) Click to view article, Jury convicts Todd Anthony Hortillosa of the long-term molestation of three children.  He now faces a life sentence.

Jury convicts Todd Anthony Hortillosa of the long-term molestation of three children. He now faces a life sentence.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a jury found Todd Anthony Hortillosa (44) of Pismo Beach guilty on ten counts of sex crimes against three children occurring over a nine year period.