October 24, 2021


Forest Service temporarily closing all California national forests

Closures are to protect public safety, firefighters during wildfires –To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This closure will be in effect from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through Sept. […]

September is ‘National Preparedness Month’

Local agencies remind community to be ready for emergencies and disasters –September is National Preparedness Month, a time to focus on getting ready for emergencies and disasters. Disasters frequently strike in the U.S. – wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, winter storms, floods, riots, power outages, earthquakes, and more. Preparing for them protects you, your family, and your […]

County review says bribes from cannabis grower likely impacted two board decisions

County reports findings of review –The County of San Luis Obispo recently became aware of the federal charges against Helios Dayspring, and the plea agreement he made with the United State Attorney’s Office. In the plea agreement, Dayspring admits to federal tax evasion and bribing former Supervisor Adam Hill in an attempt to influence Hill’s […]

Justice Department finds conditions at county jail violated US Constitution

Report states jail failed to provide adequate medical and mental health care to inmates, among other deficiencies –A Justice Department report released today found that San Luis Obispo County Jail violated the rights of prisoners by, among other things, failing to provide adequate medical care and subjecting some prisoners to excessive uses of force. The […]

COVID-19: San Luis Obispo County Public Health reinstates local mask mandate

Mandate to go into effect Wednesday –The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department on Tuesday announced a mask mandate and updated the community on the current COVID-19 data available from local hospitals at a press conference. Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said the reinstated mask mandate is for everyone regardless of vaccination status […]

PG&E enrolling qualified customers 60 days behind on bills in payment plans

Program coincides with the ending of the service-disconnection moratorium –Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced on Wednesday that it will auto-enroll eligible customers in new extended payment arrangements by the end of Sept. 2021. The new program coincides with the ending of the service-disconnection moratorium which is part of the COVID-19 emergency customer protections […]