Downtown San Luis Obispo

Cafe vibe, teen space at renovated SLO county library

Mar 6, 2017
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The main branch of the San Luis Obispo County library system reopened this weekend, after being closed since October for an $843,000 renovation.

Library Director Chris Barnickel says patrons can expect to see a third floor and an extra 1800 square feet added to the library. And, the updated first floor resembles a coffee shop, but without the coffee.

City of San Luis Obispo

A local group is pushing for the City of San Luis Obispo to reject a project that would bring a bowling alley to the city's downtown core.

San Luis Obispo Police Department

Police are investigating a series of vandalism acts that occurred early Tuesday morning.

The San Luis Obispo Police Department began responding to several burglar alarm calls at the 3 a.m.

A total of 10 banks, mostly located in San Luis Obispo's downtown core and the Apple store had their windows broken.

Police found small metal balls at several of the locations. Officials say these are commonly used with sling-slots.

Sgt. Kurt Hixenbaugh said they received the last report Tuesday afternoon.

Central Coast Pipes and Drums Facebook Page

The City of San Luis Obispo is not taking any chances that St. Patrick's Day partiers could get out of hand Tuesday.

However, this year's celebration is expected to be more tame than in years past. Those celebrating in downtown San Luis Obispo will not be hearing the traditional Irish sounds from the Central Coast Pipes and Drums this year.

The group that has annually entertained crowded bars is taking this year off. The group's Pipe Major Paul Dunn said that they don't want to encourage the college student party atmosphere following this month's roof collapse.