Shopping numbers up throughout SLO

The holiday shopping season took off last week as stores small and large throughout San Luis Obispo saw increased foot traffic, higher sales totals than 2012 and long lines, including…

Potential countywide BID being explored

The Board of Directors of Visit San Luis Obispo County – formerly the Visitors and Conference Bureau – is beginning to explore new funding methods to create a more sustainable…

Local startup launches Hearst Castle app

The guys behind FireSwing Studios shoot high and it’s starting to pay off. The SLO HotHouse startup is the group behind the brand new Hearst Castle app that launched Nov.…

Oktoberfest coming to SLO in 2014

The Madonna Inn is collaborating with the Firestone Walker Brewing Company to produce the Central Coast’s largest Oktoberfest. The event – complete with souvenir steins teeming with regional beers, dancing…

Flight to Denver receives business support

The recent call for the local business community to demonstrate the need for a direct flight to Denver yielded non-binding pledges that comfortably exceeded the $1 million fundraising goal, according…

World of Pinot moving to Goleta for 2014

World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) – one of the leading wine gatherings for pinot noir in the country and a key event that attracted many visitors to the county –…

Cajun Asian restaurant opening soon

A new restaurant is slated to open on Dec. 1 in the old Vallarta's Mexican Cantina location at 1761 Monterey St. The eatery, named Crawdaddy's SLO, will offer “Cajun-Asian” style…

SLO makes Top 100 Best Places to Live

San Luis Obispo has just been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Liveability.com. The inaugural list is the result of collaboration between the Richard Florida’s…

Enrollment growth changes Pacheco school site plans

After a 10-year decline, elementary school enrollment has experienced a 3 percent increase over the past few years, leading the San Luis Coastal Unified School District to reconsider its previous…

Farm Bureau moves, MINDBODY grows

The longtime home of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau at 651 Tank Farm Road is slated for imminent demolition to allow for the planned expansion of the MINDBODY…