Daily Briefs

Drunk driver crashes into Caltrans yard in SLO, hits dump truck

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An alleged drunk driver crashed a small SUV into the Caltrans yard in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning and hit a dump truck inside the facility. The driver was traveling westbound on Madonna Road before veering... (Continue reading)

Endangered mongoose lemur born at Atascadero zoo

By KAREN VELIE An endangered mongoose lemur baby has been welcomed into the world at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. The baby lemur is now on exhibit and can be seen by watchful visitors. For the first three weeks,... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for thieves who stole from Madonna Inn customer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking the public for help identifying two women who allegedly stole a purse, wallet and iPhone from a customer at the Madonna Inn on Tuesday. Police are circulating surveillance images... (Continue reading)

Hidden gun? No problem for Santa Maria police, video

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With help from a furry companion, Santa Maria police officers seized a gun that a suspect was hiding inside a vehicle in the aftermath of a reported road rage incident.  Dispatchers sent patrol officers to the area... (Continue reading)

Truck plunges into ditch in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pickup truck plunged into a ditch in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday.  The Dodge Ram truck was hauling a trailer that fishtailed. The pickup and the trailer then ended up in a ditch along Orcutt Road... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County board selects new CEO

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors selected Matthew Pontes to serve as county administrative officer, the county announced Tuesday afternoon. The board is scheduled to formally vote to approve his contract next Tuesday. The county... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police ask for help locating person in robbery case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Grover Beach Police Department is asking the public for help locating a driver investigators want to speak with about a robbery that occurred on Monday in the South County city. Police are circulating an image of... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas costs inching up, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Defying fears world conflicts would lead to soaring gas prices, last week the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased just six cents to $5.56, according to figures from AAA. “Renewed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police seek help finding vandal

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police officers are asking for the public’s help finding a driver who spun donuts on a ball field at Santa Rosa Park earlier this month. Investigators have identified the black truck that was used... (Continue reading)

Storm causes rockslide near bottom of Cuesta Grade

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The weekend storm caused a rockslide near the bottom of the Cuesta Grade along Highway 101 Sunday evening, leading to one car crash. Rocks piled up along southbound Highway 101 close to Stagecoach Road, covering much of... (Continue reading)