June, 2020

California governor orders bars in seven counties to close

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all bars in seven counties to close, and recommended closures in eight others counties on Sunday, citing a surge in new coronavirus cases. The state ordered bars in Los Angeles, Fresno, Kern, San Joaquin, Tulare,... (Continue reading)

Real men don’t wear masks 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 I was walking Wilbur around 7:30... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles weed abatement blamed for blaze that destroyed homes

The preliminary findings of a county fire investigation team suggest a Paso Robles weed abatement program likely caused a blaze earlier this week that destroyed two homes and damaged nine other structures. Shortly before 2 p.m., the fire started in... (Continue reading)

State prison escapee captured in Nipomo

San Luis Obispo County deputies captured a fugitive on Friday who escaped from the Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad several days earlier. Edgar Delgado, 37, walked out of the prison’s Minimum Support Facility on June 23, according to the... (Continue reading)

SLO County hits record high for hospitalized coronavirus cases

BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County health officials reported 12 coronavirus patients hospitalized on Friday, a record number. During the past four days, there have been 66 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County, or 16.5 per... (Continue reading)

No charges for driver who plowed through protesters in Ventura, video

By CCN STAFF Ventura County prosecutors announced Friday they will not prosecute a man who slowly plowed through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who where blocking the street, injuring at least one protester, according to the Ventura County... (Continue reading)

Missing Paso Robles man’s body found in Riverside

By CCN STAFF Paso Robles police believe they have found the remains of a missing Paso Robles man who testified for prosecutors at a murder suspect’s preliminary hearing prior to his disappearance on March 15. Investigators are awaiting final DNA... (Continue reading)

Wildfire burns 250 acres in the California Valley

A wildfire burned 250 acres in the California Valley on Thursday. At approximately 3:32 p.m., a 911 caller reported a fire burning near Belmont Trail and Bend Road. As of Friday morning, the fire had burned 263 acres and was... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Police Chief Jerel Haley retiring

By KAREN VELIE After 29 years in law enforcement, Atascadero Chief of Police Jerel Haley announced on Friday that he plans to retire in October. Haley has served as Atascadero’s police chief for nine years. “Chief Haley has truly been... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police chief retiring in July

By Karen Velie Arroyo Grande Police Chief Beau Pryor announced Friday that he plans to retire in July, capping a 26-year career with the department. “I am very pleased to announce my planned retirement date with you,” Pryor said.”It has... (Continue reading)