Daily Briefs

Encampment fire burns trees near Cal Poly in SLO

By KAREN VELIE Tall flames shot into the air on Saturday night after a fire at a homeless encampment near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo spread to multiple eucalyptus trees. Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller reported the fire... (Continue reading)

Person shot, killed in officer involved shooting in Orcutt

By KAREN VELIE One man was shot and killed outside the Melody Mini Market in Orcutt Saturday night, in a shooting involving an off-duty Santa Maria police officer. Shortly after 8 p.m., a caller reported a shooting outside the small... (Continue reading)

Closure of Highway 41 in Atascadero extended

By KAREN VELIE Caltrans extended the reopening of Highway 41 from San Gabriel Road to Los Altos Road in Atascadero for another week following the latest deluge. Travelers can take Highway 46 or Highway 1 as alternate routes. The highway... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion in SLO captured, relocated

By KAREN VELIE A mountain lion suspected of killing several dogs and cats in San Luis Obispo was recently captured and relocated. [KSBY] For months, residents reported sighting two mountain lions roaming through the Perfumo Creek area of SLO. It... (Continue reading)

Mother and children rescued after vehicle swept into river in San Miguel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Civilians and a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy helped rescue a woman and her three children who became stuck in the Estrella River in San Miguel Thursday evening after the mother attempted to drive through a... (Continue reading)

Crews find body of missing Santa Maria man

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers on Thursday found the deceased body of a man who went missing after possibly entering a water catchment basin last week. At about 11:30 a.m., investigators found the body of 32-year-old David Navarro... (Continue reading)

Tornadoes hit cities in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two tornadoes hit California this week, one in Santa Barbara County.  On Tuesday evening, a tornado tore through Carpinteria. The following day, a tornado hit Montebello, a city located east of Los Angeles. The tornadoes each injured... (Continue reading)

Heres how much rain fell on SLO County during latest atmospheric river

By KAREN VELIE Heavy rains and winds pummeled San Luis Obispo County during the latest atmospheric river with one area of the county recording more than 5 inches. Here is a look at how much rain fell in your area.... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake overflows for first time in 25 years

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Lopez Lake reached 100% capacity Thursday morning, and water began flowing down the lake’s spillway for the first time in 25 years, according to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services. Earlier this week, officials... (Continue reading)

Man who allegedly struck and killed SLO couple pleads not guilty

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The man who allegedly struck and killed a San Luis Obispo couple, as well as their dog, while speeding on Sacramento Drive last fall pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges on Wednesday. [Tribune]  On the evening... (Continue reading)