Daily Briefs


Los Osos board rejects bid to become a city

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District Board of Directors voted 4-0 to reject plans last to turn the bedroom community into a city, during its Dec. 1 board meeting. Instead, the board voted to bring community groups... (Continue reading)

Electrical fire damages home in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze at a single-family home in the 1600 block of Garnette Stree at the Laguna Lake Mobile Estates on Monday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., the homeowner was alerted by a smoke alarm.... (Continue reading)

Mail truck destroyed in crash with semi near Guadalupe

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A semi-truck collided with a U.S. Postal Service vehicle near Guadalupe on Monday, destroying the truck and scattering mail. Shortly before 4 p.m., the two trucks collided in the 3500 block of West Main Street east of... (Continue reading)

Train hits and kills pedestrian in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian at the Grover Beach station on Monday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m., the Amtrak train hit and killed a male pedestrian. The crash occurred in the area of W.... (Continue reading)

Car crashes into power pole near Los Osos, knocks out electricity

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver crashed into a power pole on Los Osos Valley Road near Los Osos on Sunday, sparking a fire and knocking out electricity in the area. Shortly after 1 p.m., a caller reported the single-car crash... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas price decline continues, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE The average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County plunged 21 cents during the past week to $5.24, as demand remains low and domestic gasoline stocks grow, according to figures from AAA. The... (Continue reading)

Rock slide closes Highway 1 from Ragged Point to Big Sur

By KAREN VELIE A rock slide discovered Friday has shut down Highway 1 from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to south of Big Sur in Monterey County, according to Caltrans. Rocks fell from a cliffside onto the northbound... (Continue reading)

Police release dramatic video of deadly altercation in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police released wild video footage of an incident in October in which officers shot and killed a man armed with knives who had attempted to break into an apartment with a woman and child inside.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police nab burglary suspect

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a burglary suspect early Friday morning in Atascadero. At approximately 12:53 a.m., an Atascadero officer stopped a man walking near several businesses in the 5900 block of El Camino Real. The officer recognized the... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores’ sentencing delayed, he remains in jail

By KAREN VELIE Paul Flores, whom a jury convicted last month of the murder of Kristin Smart, had his sentencing delayed three months, until March 10, a Monterey County judge ruled on Friday morning. Flores is being held without bail... (Continue reading)