San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo is a city in California located between Los Angeles and San Francisco. As of the 2010 census, San Luis Obispo had a population just over 45,000, with San Luis Obispo County coming in at just under 270,000.

Early History

The Chumash Tribe were the first inhabitants of San Luis Obispo, with early villages established along Los Osos and Morro Creek. San Luis Obispo was a valuable resource for the Spanish Empire and Spain’s attempts to spread Catholicism throughout the state of California. In addition to the friendly Native Americans, Spaniards enjoyed the lush landscape and bountiful resources.

San Luis Obispo Today

Notable employers in San Luis Obispo include California Polytechnic State University, the County of San Luis Obispo, California Men’s Colony, Pacific Gas & Electric, Cal Poly Corporation, Cuesta College, Tenet Healthcare, San Luis Coastal Unified School District, City of San Luis Obispo and Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County.

Culturally, San Luis Obispo is home to the Madonna Inn, the Fremont Theater, the Palm Theatre, Bubblegum Alley and the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. San Luis Obispo is also home to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, and offers train service to Salinas, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle.

Famous Faces

Notable residents include Kathie Browne, Miss Fame, Zac Efron, Chris Pontius, Stephanie Brown Trafton and William H. Young. Acclaimed beat writer Jack Kerouac also lived in San Luis Obispo for a time, as did Mike Krukow and Chuck Liddell.

Law Offices of Dennis James Balsamo, APLC & the Community

For over 15 years, The Law Offices of Dennis James Balsamo, APLC has been providing effective, reliable legal services to families in the greater San Luis Obispo area. Families often consider estate planning to be a subject for retired adults coping with end-of-life care issues, but the truth is that it’s never too early to establish a comprehensive plan for your future.

Whether you or someone you love is struggling with an issue pertaining to estate planning or if you are currently considering establishing a will, trust, power of attorney and/or advance health care directive, attorney Dennis James Balsamo has the experience necessary to help you move forward. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.