SLO County vote count goes on as election officials come under fire

San Luis Obispo County election officials finished last week with still more than 34,000 ballots to be counted, as well as with an apparent error that could force a redo of an entire community services district vote. However, SLO County’s high-profile races are now close to being decided. Read More …

Carbajal again defeats Fareed, California Democrats to dominate Sacramento

With the exception of Republican Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, who won reelection Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County residents will be represented in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. primarily and possibly entirely by Democrats. Read More …

EVC ousted from $1 million Diablo Canyon closure study

A leadership change is in the works for a study of the economic impact of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The cost had ballooned to approximately $1 million while the state of California is in the process of creating a near-duplicate report. Read More …

Central Coast sea lions hit by infectious disease outbreak

The outbreak of a potentially fatal bacterial infection is causing some sea lions to curl up in a fetal position on California beaches, including on the Central Coast.

Recently, there has been a surge in cases of California sea lions contracting leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that affects the kidneys and can be lethal Read More …

U.S. Congress to consider funding for locations affected by nuclear plant closures

In similar fashion to the state of California, the United States federal government could attempt to secure funding for agencies in areas like San Luis Obispo County that are taking hits to their budgets as a result of the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. Read More …