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Arroyo Grande’s next city manager is no stranger to the community
The City of Arroyo Grande has announced the selection of a new city manager. Matthew J. Downing's first day on the job will be Jan. 8.
Join the Community Workshop on Dec 13 to Shape Arroyo Grande's Active Transportation Plan
The City of Arroyo Grande in California is developing an Active Transportation Plan. A public workshop is set for December 13th. The plan's goal is to improve active transportation, including walking, bicycling, and use of mobility aids. It will evaluate current conditions, involve the community, and suggest infrastructure changes.
Fire behind downtown SLO bar threatens buildings, burns fence and equipment
Dark smoke could be seen in the area Thursday morning.
WARNING: Scammer calling from spoofed SLO County Sheriff's ID number
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning the community of scam calls occurring in the area.
Semi-truck crash blocks traffic on Highway 101 near Santa Maria
An ambulance is on the way to the scene of the collision.
Phone scam circulating in SLO County
Residents are advised to promptly report any such calls to their local law enforcement agency. – The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to residents regarding a phone scam circulating through the county during the holiday season. Numerous reports have been received, indicating that individuals claiming to represent the sheriff’s office have been contacting residents, falsely notifying them of their obligation to appear in court for jury duty.
Arroyo Grande school children become published authors
Students in teacher Glasmine Ellis' class all contributed to the book, called "Public Places." It includes stories and illustrations about the pretty places the students have visited.
Crash blocks southbound Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo
An overturned wood chipper was causing a traffic backup on southbound Highway 101 through San Luis Obispo.
Highway 101 project to alleviate Pismo Beach traffic heads to Coastal Commission
Pismo Beach could give the California Coastal Commission full authority over construction improvements on the segment of Highway 101 that runs through the city. During a Dec. 5 City Council meeting, the council voted 3-2 on a proposal that would do just that with Councilmembers Scott Newton and Stacy Inman dissenting due to concerns over a lack of city control on the project and loss of Pismo Beach's natural beauty.
UPDATE: Santa Maria police locate missing 'at-risk' man
The Santa Maria Police Department were seeking help in locating a missing, at-risk man, the department announced Wednesday night. He has since been found safe.
New SLO gym replaces CCC Fitness after closure from hidden camera investigation
The new owner has no personal or professional connections to the owner of CCC Fitness, a spokesperson said.
California inmate charged with attempted murder in attack on Kristin Smart's killer
Paul Flores, a California inmate convicted of killing Kristin Smart, has been attacked in prison by another inmate, Jason Richard Budrow, according to the Fresno County District Attorney's Office.
Food insecurity rises among SLO County families. But an alliance of groups is here to help
“It’s just been a very hard year for many people,” the community programs director at the SLO Food Bank said.
TMHA report calls for changes to county crisis stabilization unit
Even with only four beds available, San Luis Obispo County's crisis stabilization unit is not being used enough. That was the verdict of a youth gap analysis report released on Dec. 4, led by Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) in partnership with the county's Behavioral Health Department. Though the crisis stabilization...
‘More eyes in more locations.’ AGPD to add 37 security cameras around city
Dozens of security cameras will be installed in the coming weeks around the City of Arroyo Grande with the overall goal of keeping the community safe.
‘Everybody’s just desperate’: Cold weather stresses SLO County homeless residents, shelters
San Luis Obispo County homeless service providers said a lack of warming center space and high seasonal demand for shelter are straining their systems.
Bicyclist hospitalized after being hit by vehicle in Arroyo Grande
The bicyclist suffered “moderate-to-severe injuries” from the collision, police said.
Mesa Pines in Arroyo Grande grows affordable native Christmas trees
In rural Arroyo Grande, a mulit-generational family-owned farm specializes in selling native Central Coast trees for Christmas at a reduced price to help SLO County families have a budget-friendly holiday season. Mesa Pines is run by Erin Riffle and his family who only plant and sell Monterey Pines to support...
San Luis Obispo County Seeks Volunteers for Biennial Homeless Count
Discover how San Luis Obispo County is preparing for its biennial homeless count. Learn about the role of volunteers, the collaboration with Thurman Consulting Group, and the importance of this data in shaping policy decisions and public education efforts.
Emergency Preparedness Meeting for San Luis Obispo Residents near Arroyo Grande Creek Levee
A community meeting is scheduled in San Luis Obispo County, California on December 11, 2023. The focus is on emergency preparedness and the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee. The meeting will take place at the Oceano Community Services District from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The goal is to prepare residents for the storm season, especially those near the levee.