Compare coronavirus rates in Central Coast counties, to nearby counties

More than 61% of eligible Californians having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, resulting in case rates plummeting in most counties. With 43 counties in moderate or medium tiers, life is starting to return to normal. Read More ...
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California population declines for first time in state history

For the first time in recorded state history, the population of California declined year-over-year, with the total number of residents shrinking by 182,083 in 2020. Read More ...
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‘Thin blue line’ flag sparks controversy in Paso Robles

A pro-law enforcement “thin blue line” flag placed outside the Paso Robles Public Safety Center last weekend sparked controversy in the North County city, leading to the police chief ordering the flag be taken down.  Read More ...
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Atascadero man arrested on drug and gun charges

Police arrested a 27-year-old felon in Atascadero Tuesday on multiple drug and weapons charges after spotting the man looking into a parked car in the Motel 6 parking lot on El Camino Real. Read More ...
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SLO County supervisors back return to traditional voting

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 during a contentious hearing on Tuesday to return to return to pre-pandemic voting procedures with traditional polling stations and distribution of mail-in ballots upon request. Read More ...
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Governor appoints Santa Barbara councilwoman to Coastal Commission

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the appointment of Santa Barbara Councilwoman Meagan Harmon to replace former Pismo Beach councilman Erik Howell on the California Coastal Commission. Harmon, 34, is a progressive Democrat who has served on the Santa Barbara City Council since Feb. 2019.  Read More …