April, 2020

San Luis Obispo County surpasses 100 confirmed coronavirus cases

San Luis Obispo County’s coronavirus case total has surpassed 100, health officials announced Wednesday. The county announced three new cases, raising its total from 99 to 102. “We passed a milestone of sorts. We’re now over a hundred cases” County... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres sets sights on Supervisor Adam Hill’s retirement

By KAREN VELIE One day after San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill attempted suicide, his soon-to-be ex-wife Dee Torres took action to attach Hill’s county retirement account. After two years of marriage, Hill and Torres separated in the fall... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man accused of raping a teenager

A 55-year-old San Luis Obispo man is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter last week. On the evening of April 2, the victim told police that her mother’s boyfriend, Martin Gonzalez-Flores, sexually assaulted her. Officers arrived at the... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue driver from SLO wreckage, video

SLOFD E3, E4, T1 and BC3 responded to single vehicle traffic accident NB 101 x Prado around 4am. Single occupant driver was mechanically extricated and transported to SVMC w/moderate injuries. Approx 33min extrication. SLOFD reminds everyone to watch your speed... (Continue reading)

California temporarily eliminates cash bail for most low-level offenses

California temporarily set bail for most misdemeanor and lower-level felonies at zero in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus in jails by reducing the number of inmates. On Monday, California’s Judicial Council approved 11 temporary amendments to... (Continue reading)

California nearing 18,000 coronavirus cases, while SLO County slows

Almost 18,000 California residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 447 have died as of Tuesday night. But there is hopeful news, the number of new cases in San Luis Obispo County continues to slow. During the past seven... (Continue reading)

Police warn Santa Barbara man to stop spitting

Santa Barbara police detained and ultimately released a man who allegedly spit at people Monday morning amid concerns over the coronavirus. [KCOY] At about 10:15 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man had spit in the direction of someone, but... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay City Council members forgo pay amid financial crisis

Morro Bay City Council members have decided to forgo receiving their stipends for the remainder of 2020 and possibly the first half of 2021, as the city grapples with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak response. Additionally, Morro Bay City... (Continue reading)

Investigators seeking to arrest controversial SLO developer

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has charged a local developer with securities fraud, financial elder abuse, and grand theft related to his attempt to garner investors for a proposed bowling alley and bar. A warrant has been... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man killed in crash into irrigation pond

A 30-year-old Paso Robles man died last week after the Toyota cruiser he was driving ended up in an irrigation pond in the Napa area. Officers believe alcohol use was a contributing factor in the fatal crash, according to the... (Continue reading)