Nick Wilson,

Nick Wilson

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

California County Launches Online Resource for Job Seekers

The nonprofit Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County, Calif., has created a new website, called the Employer-Talent Connection Resource, to facilitate employee hiring and retention. → Read More

California PD Taps Tech for an Easier Way to Take Reports

Reporting a nonviolent crime in San Luis Obispo, Calif., now takes only a few clicks — rather than a phone call or in-person visit — now that the Police Department has rolled out a new online tool. → Read More

Will Morro Bay get a new sewer plant? Coastal Commission to decide this week

Plans for a new sewer plant in Morro Bay, California, go before the California Coastal Commission on Thursday in San Luis Obispo. The wastewater and water reclamation facility has been in the works for years. → Read More

Fire burns more than 1,000 acres near Shandon

Firefighters are fighting a vegetation fire near Shandon, California, east of Paso Robles that started near South Gillis Canyon Road on Monday afternoon. No structures are threatened by the brush fire. → Read More

MindBody co-founder quits company — to sell 7-foot statues of a naked woman in a yoga pose

The co-founder of MindBody in San Luis Obispo, California, left his job to invest in bronze sculptures of “Shakti,” a naked woman in a yoga pose. Blake Beltram and artist David Van Zandt hope to sell 17 statues. → Read More

French Hospital expansion to bring hundreds of new jobs to SLO

A planned expansion of French Hospital in San Luis Obispo, California, will bring 300 new medical jobs and up to 160 construction jobs. Construction on the $125 million project is set to begin this fall. → Read More

SLO Brew Rock adding a distillery, while downtown bar to get interior makeover

A new distillery at SLO Brew’s The Rock is under construction, and plans for an interior makeover at its downtown bar are planned in San Luis Obispo, California. The distillery would make brown alcohols. → Read More

Want to save on your water bill? This SLO start-up has an app for that

Three former Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California, students founded Flume, a start-up that offers a water-tracking device and app called the Flume Smart Water System to allow users to monitor their water usage. → Read More

SLO teen has rare, painful disease. Former pro athletes, local celebrities want to help

Former L.A. Dodgers pitcher Ted Lily and other San Luis Obispo County, California, celebrities will play in a softball game fundraiser for a 16-year-old SLO High student with a rare medical condition. → Read More

Man struck, killed in Oceano Dunes ATV crash involving drunk driver, State Parks says

An ATV crash at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area near Pismo Beach, California, killed a Brentwood man and led to the arrest of a suspect on suspicion of driving under the influence, State Parks says. → Read More

You could make $60,000 with new SLO manufacturing apprenticeship program

A manufacturing apprenticeship program is coming to San Luis Obispo, California. The eight-week boot camp begins in July, giving locals an opportunity for pay of $15 per hour and up to $60,000 per year. → Read More

SLO Public Market adds another sweet business — a mini doughnut shop

Sugar Lips Mini Donuts will open at San Luis Obispo, California, store at SLO Public Market shopping center. The doughnut company operates a food truck and booth at the Downtown SLO Farmers Market. → Read More

‘It’s time.’ Last Hallmark store in SLO County is closing after 38 years

A Hallmark store in San Luis Obispo, California, will close its Madonna Road location. The owner of the business, Stephanie’s Hallmark Shop, cited declining sales for cards, gifts, ornaments and stationary. → Read More

Rooftop pool, color-therapy and distillery: SLO’s new luxury hotel spares little expense

One of two incoming downtown San Luis Obispo, California, hotels, Hotel Cerro, is scheduled to open in October. The luxury hotel will feature 65 rooms, a rooftop bar and pool, spa, restaurant and distillery. → Read More

SLO wants to rid downtown of trash, human waste, crime. It’s proposing a new tax to do it

A proposed program serving downtown San Luis Obispo, California, will address homelessness, trash, crime and visitor services. The program needs approval of a tax by a majority of 120 downtown property owners. → Read More

SLO has plans for thousands of new homes, buildings. Not everyone is happy about it

San Luis Obispo is reviewing plans for new housing and projects that could bring thousands of new homes, stores, hotels and commercial buildings to California’s Central Coast. Maps show future development. → Read More

Construction on new SLO pickleball courts will begin soon

Construction will begin soon on three new pickleball courts at French Park in San Luis Obispo, California. The SLO City Council approved a bid for the work at its meeting Tuesday night. → Read More

Vegetable Butcher restaurant closes after 2 years in downtown SLO

Vegetable Butcher, a San Luis Obispo, California, restaurant will close its Marsh Street location, the business owner said. The downtown SLO eatery. which served Mexican and Latin American food, opened in 2017. → Read More

New craft beer, wine tasting shop coming to SLO Public Market

SLO Public Market’s latest addition is the new Bottlecraft beer and wine tasting shop. The store and bar curates local, domestic and international craft beer and wine. → Read More

Water and sewer rates in SLO could soon go up. Here’s how much

The city of San Luis Obispo, California, is considering a rate hike that would increase its water and sewer costs by 10 percent over the next two years. The City Council will decide on the issue Tuesday. → Read More