SLO County health officer issues vaccine, mask mandate
San Luis Obispo County’s health officer issued a vaccine and mask mandate on Sept. 21 that requires all healthcare workers to get yearly vaccines or wear a mask at work. Instead of taking guidance from the state, SLO County Health Officer Penny Borenstein created her own mandate under Health and Safety Code 120175. Borenstien is requiring every healthcare worker in the county to get yearly COVID and flu vaccines or wear a mask at work for six months of the year.
Rain is on the way to SLO County. Here’s a look at the forecast for your area
The sun won’t be gone for very long, however.
200 bike tour riders to pass through SLO County next week
Around 200 bike riders are expected to pass through San Luis Obispo County roads next week, according to Caltrans.
Former Cal Fire SLO captain changes plea at sentencing hearing
During a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, a former San Luis Obispo County Cal Fire captain withdrew his guilty plea and asked for a jury trial. James Peter Thomas will now face charges he grouped a coworker in 2020. In May, 59-year-old Thomas pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of...
County lawmakers to host public information session on offshore wind
Session will be held Nov. 1 at county government center. – This week, Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), California Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), and Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) joined the County of San Luis Obispo to announce that they will be hosting a public information session on the development, implementation, and impacts of offshore wind development off the coast of San Luis Obispo County.
County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries Defends the Right to Read
Banned Books Week draws attention to censorship attempts. Banned Books Week is October 1 – 7, and the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries is highlighting the importance of access to information for a variety of ages, abilities, and interests. The American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week...
SLO County is witnessing an uptick of private wells drying as groundwater lowers
Out in the rural countryside of the Arroyo Grande Mesa, on 8 acres of flowers, fruit trees, and animals, a zero-waste nonprofit ranch brings a feeling of freedom to those in the disabled community. Rancho de los Animales for the Disabled is a therapeutic, educational, and recreational ranch and is...
Moms for Liberty attempts to restrict LGBTQ-plus books in local libraries
In the leadup to Banned Books Week, one parent-led organization launched a mission to avert kids' eyes from literature about the LGBTQ-plus community. "Who here is upset with some of the trashy library books they have let into our children's school libraries for our children to see?" San Luis Obispo County resident Erin Westmoreland asked in a private local Moms for Liberty Facebook group. "Let us know if you want to help make a change in our school's libraries. We need your help to get this to stop!"
SLO County votes to allow marijuana retail shops
San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to move forward with permitting marijuana retail shops in county areas as a way to recharge the county’s failing cannabis industry, with supervisors Debbie Arnold and John Peschong dissenting. Currently, SLO County tax payers are funding shortfalls in...
More active weather this weekend
Low pressure brings cold, moist and unstable air into the region. Tracking showers into the weekend. The post More active weather this weekend appeared first on News Channel 3-12.
Veterans Services Office raising awareness during Suicide Prevention Month
As a highly stigmatized topic and continuing crisis in the U.S., the County of San Luis Obispo’s Veterans Services Office’s commitment to fighting suicide remains steadfast.
Nominations open for local Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The Association of Fundraising Professionals — San Luis Obispo County Chapter (AFP SLO County) announced the call for nominations for the Local AFP 2023 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award. This award seeks to honor individuals, families, businesses, or foundations that have demonstrated exceptional generosity, civic responsibility, and a commitment to charitable giving within San Luis Obispo County.
Calif. firefighters clean swastikas, graffiti off national forest rock formation
SOLVANG, Calif. — Five members of the Los Padres National Forest fire service spent the day scrubbing away swastikas spray-painted onto a rock formation on Wednesday. The graffiti also included statements such as "F--- BLM" and "F--- the gays" in red spray paint. "Life is hard enough. We all...
Update: Burglary suspect found, arrested by authorities
PC 487(D)(2) – Seven counts of felony grand theft of a firearm. PC 148(A)(1) – Misdemeanor obstructs/resist a police officer. HS 11364(A) – Misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. Additional charges will be requested as detectives have reportedly linked Benadiba to the commercial burglary that occurred on the 700...
How much do you pay in taxes and fees for gas in SLO County? Here’s the breakdown
Local gas prices are spiking again, so now’s a good time to know exactly what you are paying for when you head to the pump.
Volunteers Needed to Assist Adults in SLO County with Literacy Skills
Discover how Literacy Connection is making a difference in SLO County by teaching adults to read and write. This inspiring video calls for volunteers to join the cause and help transform lives through the power of literacy.
Local Culinary Gem: Ember Wood Fired Restaurant in Arroyo Grande Showcases SLO CAL Flavors
Ember Restaurant, situated in Arroyo Grande, is well-known for its wood-fired food. It is owned by Brian Collins, a San Luis Obispo County native. Brian refined his cooking skills at the California Culinary Academy and worked at Chez Panisse Restaurant. In 2014, Brian and his wife Harmony opened Ember Restaurant.