April, 2020

Truck drives off cliff on Highway 1 near Ragged Point

At least one person died after a truck drove off a cliff in Monterey County Sunday morning. [KSBY] Shortly before 10 a.m., the truck crashed near Gorda in southern Monterey County, about 20 miles northeast of Ragged Point. The red... (Continue reading)

Rural Atascadero home damaged in late afternoon fire

A fire damaged a house on Morro Road in rural Atascadero on Sunday, in an area without an available fire hydrant. A caller reported the blaze about 5:20 p.m. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered flames shooting out... (Continue reading)

Cornavirus cases in SLO and nearby counties

Since San Luis Obispo County confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 14, the number of new cases quickly increased and then began slowing with none on Saturday and two on Sunday. Currently, 95 residents have tested positive for the... (Continue reading)

Living with a pandemic in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN (First of all, much thanks for... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County reports first coronavirus death

A man in his 80s who tested positive for the coronavirus died in a San Luis Obispo hospital on Saturday, the county’s first death related to the pandemic. For more than a week, the North County man had been in... (Continue reading)

Drunk Paso Robles man shot, can’t remember much

A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder on Saturday in Paso Robless near the corner of 2nd and Vine streets, but was so intoxicated he could not remember who shot him, police said. While unable or unwilling to identify... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man pleads not guilty to murder

A 25-year-old Arroyo Grande man plead not guilty this week to attacking and killing a man with a rock in a Grover Beach Parking lot a week earlier. On March 23, Nicholas Sage Coronado-Waterman allegedly beat Andres Martinez during an... (Continue reading)

Time to don a mask, SLO County inches to 93 coronavirus cases

Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking Californians to wear a mask when entering a building that is not their home as another method of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. At this time, the state is strongly recommending the use of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man threatens to scalp his girlfriend

A San Luis Obispo man assaulted and stabbed his girlfriend on Thursday at their home on the 1600 block of Toro Lane. In early afternoon, the couple got into an argument, and Ryan O’Hara threatened to scalp his girlfriend. O’Hara... (Continue reading)

Three suspects attack and stab man in his Atascadero home

Two San Luis Obispo County residents have been arrested on attempted murder charges and another is facing a conspiracy charge after an Atascadero man was stabbed at his home last week. On March 25, a 38-year-old Atascadero man was attacked... (Continue reading)