SLO County could release 50 jail inmates under state order

Despite opposition from both the San Luis Obispo County sheriff and district attorney, an estimated 50 inmates could be released from the county jail under a state of California judicial order that took effect on Monday. Read More …

Animal Services recommends charges over duct taped dog

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services officials have recommended prosecutors file animal cruelty charges against the owner of a black Labrador retriever who duct taped the dog’s eyes and mouth shut and attached part of a dead chicken to its head. Read More …

DA drops case against man over Santa Margarita fire that destroyed actor’s home

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has dropped its case against an elderly sex offender who was accused of starting a 2017 fire in rural Santa Margarita that destroyed the ranch of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki. Read More …

SLO consignment store owner accused of fraud, charged with writing bad checks

The owner of a consignment store that operated at a single San Luis Obispo location for nearly 30 years before closing in May is facing charges for allegedly writing bad checks. The owner is also under investigation for possible fraudulent business practices. Read More …

Los Osos woman to serve prison time for crash that killed pastor

A Los Osos woman who struck and killed a Morro Bay pastor while driving intoxicated reached a plea agreement with prosecutors that will result in her going to prison, though possibly for a just a fraction of the more than six years behind bars she is expected to receive as her sentence. Read More …