Daily Briefs

Napa winery sues over closure rules, is SLO County next?

A Napa County winery owner filed suit on Thursday against state officials over what he calls unfair restrictions regarding reopening businesses. While the state is permitting wineries that serve meals to reopen, wineries that do not serve food cannot open... (Continue reading)

Atascadero bank robber on the loose

Atascadero police are looking for the man responsible for robbing the Golden 1 Bank on El Camino Real on Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 4 p.m., the man entered the bank, produced a note demanding money, and said he had a... (Continue reading)

Suicidal woman fires firearm inside Atascadero home

With help from a robot, Atascadero police officers subdued and took a gun away from a suicidal woman who fired shots inside an occupied home on Wednesday. After the woman allegedly fired gunshots, officers arrived at a home in the... (Continue reading)

The 2020 Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles canceled

Because of coronavirus restrictions, the 2020 California Mid-State Fair, scheduled to take place July 22 through Aug. 2, has been canceled. The 16th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors based their decision on the current restrictions from state and local... (Continue reading)

Heat brings more fires to San Luis Obispo County

A day after three fires broke out in San Luis Obispo County, more blazes ignited on the Central Coast, including at Camp Roberts. The Camp Roberts fire broke out at about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday and burned an estimated 4,000... (Continue reading)

Deputies investigating suspicious death in Nipomo

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are investigating a suspicious death that occurred in Nipomo on Wednesday. At about 2:30 p.m., deputies responding to a 911 call at a home on the 100 block of Tefft Street found the body... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man killed in crash identified

The motorcyclist killed in a crash on Highway 1 in Cambria has been identified as Klayton Kidd, 75, of Morro Bay, according to the CHP. Shortly after 3 p.m. on May 15, the driver of a Jeep Cherokee turned onto... (Continue reading)

Katie Lichtig leaves her job in Santa Monica, retires from public service

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Former San Luis Obispo City Manager and current Santa Monica assistant city manager, Katie Lichtig, is retiring from public service this week. Lichtig, 58, announced in January she would retire on April 9. Amid the coronavirus crisis,... (Continue reading)

Four fires scorch SLO County in less then 24 hours

Four blazes, including two house fires, broke out in San Luis Obispo County in a span of less than 24 hours. Three of the fires occurred on Tuesday, and one broke out Wednesday morning. At about 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles remains the hot spot for SLO County coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County continues to slowly tick upwards, propelled primarily by new infections in the northwest area of Paso Robles. During the past 24 days, there have been 67 newly confirmed cases, with... (Continue reading)