Danielle Ames, The Tribune

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Past articles by Danielle:

The Tribune Top 20 Under 40: Meet the 2016 award winners

Innovative, dedicated, persevering, deeply involved in their community — all of these traits distinguish this year’s winners of The Tribune’s Top 20 Under 40 competition. → Read More

Jacket-wearing Jack Russell terrier is waiting for his warm forever home

This week’s Pet Tales features a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier who is living at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services’ shelter, as well as pet-related events around the county including a Pet Service of Remembrance, Santa’s Doggie Parade and adoption events. → Read More

Injured hiker airlifted from Coon Creek Trail in Montaña de Oro

An injured man was airlifted from Coon Creek Trail in Montaña de Oro State Park on Nov. 27, 2016, according to a Cal Fire dispatcher. → Read More

Home sales and prices rise in SLO County during September

San Luis Obispo County’s median home price rose 6.1 percent to $525,000 in September versus $495,000 a year earlier. The total number of home sales rose 2 percent. → Read More

Missing woman rescued from creek bed in SLO

A 35-year-old missing San Luis Obispo woman was rescued from a creek bed filled with water behind Central Coast Brewing Co. on Higuera Street on Nov. 20, 2016. → Read More

Flash flood watch and high surf advisory issued for SLO County

On Nov. 20, 2016 the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch and high surf advisory for areas including San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon, Paso Robles and Atascadero. → Read More

Harmon continues to narrow gap in race with Marx for SLO mayor

Heidi Harmon was 213 votes behind Jan Marx in the most recent results from Nov. 18, 2016, posted on the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s webpage. → Read More

MindBody opens office in Santa Maria, complete with bowling alley and movie theater

San Luis Obispo-based software firm MindBody hosted a ribbon cutting Nov. 17, 2016, to celebrate the grand opening of its Santa Maria office at 2811 Airpark Drive. → Read More

Local 10-year-old collects baseball gear for kids around the world

Ryan Spence, a fifth-grader at Creston Elementary School, is collecting used baseball and softball equipment for the Baseball Without Borders Foundation. Donations can be dropped off through Dec. 1 at Hush-Harbor Artisan Bakery at 5735 El Camino Real in Atascadero. → Read More

A few industries added jobs, but SLO County unemployment is the same as a year ago

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate in September 2016 was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the September 2015. Of the largest cities in the county, Atascadero reported the lowest jobless rate. → Read More

1 dead in motorcycle crash near Highway 166

One person has died following a motorcycle crash on Suey Creek Road near Highway 166, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Woman falls 30 feet off cliff at Montaña de Oro

Cal Fire crews rescued a woman who had fallen about 30 feet over the side of a cliff near the Corallina Cove area at Montaña de Oro State Park, Cal Fire said Sunday, Oct. 23. More information about the person, or the extent of her injuries, was not immediately known. → Read More

Woman gets a fright after video captures gloved man lurking outside her home

A motion-activated camera recorded footage of a gloved man lurking outside a San Luis Obispo, Calif., woman’s home early Saturday morning. Police are investigating the incident as an attempted burglary, according to Sgt. Fred Mickel of the San Luis Obispo Police Department. → Read More

SLO woman gets a fright after video captures gloved man lurking outside her home

A motion-activated camera recorded footage of a gloved man lurking outside a San Luis Obispo woman’s home early Saturday morning. Police are investigating the incident as an attempted burglary, according to Sgt. Fred Mickel of the San Luis Obispo Police Department. → Read More

Small grass fire contained near Templeton

A small grass fire at El Pomar Drive and Neal Spring Road near Templeton was contained at a quarter acre Sunday morning, Cal Fire said. → Read More

Grass fire burns 3 acres along Highway 41

Crews battled a grass fire on Highway 41 near Cholame on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Fall kittens look for families at the SLO County Animal Services’ shelter

This week’s Pet Tales features fall kitten Penny and other pet-related events. → Read More

August a good month for SLO County homeowners

The median home price rose 8.4 percent to $509,500 in August versus $470,000 a year earlier in San Luis Obispo County, according to CoreLogic. The total number of home sales rose 3.7 percent to 420. → Read More

Harbor Freight Tools to open in Smart & Final’s old San Luis Obispo spot

The discount tool retailer will be at 277 Higuera St. in the space of the former Smart & Final store on Higuera Street. The store is tentatively scheduled to open Oct. 31, with a tentative grand opening date of Nov. 16. → Read More

San Luis Obispo breaks heat record Sunday

San Luis Obispo broke a heat record on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, reaching 103 degrees. The old record was 98 degrees. Paso Robles tied its record for the day. → Read More