Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for pimping in SLO County

A 44-year-old Fresno man pleaded no contest Monday to human trafficking and pimping charges and received a prison sentence of 10 years and four months.

Walter Thomas Jr., 44, who was accused of forcing multiple women into prostitution across California, pleaded no contest to one count of human trafficking, one count of pimping and one count of witness intimidation. Read More …

Hill and others rip SLO County for hiring PR firm over Holland video

Several opponents of San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s reelection bid are criticizing county officials for spending money on hiring a public relations firm to direct crisis communications in the aftermath of the release of the video showing Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death. Read More …

SLO County reservoir levels rise

Following last week’s storm, Santa Margarita Lake is nearly at full capacity. Meanwhile, other San Luis Obispo County reservoirs are at least half full.

Over the last month, Santa Margarita Lake, also known as Salinas Reservoir, rose from 79.8 percent capacity to 94.5 percent, according to SLO County water data. Lake Nacimiento rose from 40 percent to 56 percent capacity over the last 30 days. Read More …

Heavy rains fall in SLO County

Multiple San Luis Obispo County communities have received four or more inches of rain over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, flooding, mudslides, rockslides and car accidents are occurring around the county.

Over the last 24 hours, both Los Osos and Templeton have received four inches of rain. Los Osos received 4.10 inches and Templeton received 4.06 inches, Read More …