Daily Briefs


Santa Barbara County reports 2 new cases of monkeypocs

By KAREN VELIE The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirmed two new cases of monkeypox, raising the number of cases in the county to three. The monkeypox virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has... (Continue reading)

Firefighters extinguish residential fire in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire damaged a house in Paso Robles Tuesday morning. A caller reported the fire burning at a home by the intersection of 18th and Chestnut streets at approximately 10:12 a.m. Paso Robles firefighters, Cal Fire personnel... (Continue reading)

Local group protests Hobby Lobby coming to SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby is preparing to open a store in San Luis Obispo, a location the Gala Pride and Diversity Center is urging shoppers to boycott. Hobby Lobby is planning on opening a store... (Continue reading)

Suspect attempts to shoot carjacking victim, gun does not fire

By KAREN VELIE An intoxicated 19-year-old man allegedly attempted to shoot a driver in the head during a carjacking in Lompoc on Saturday night. Shortly after 10 p.m., Jonathon Garcia allegedly pointed a gun at the head of a man... (Continue reading)

SLO police arrest felon with stolen property and drugs

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police arrested a 38-year-old Arroyo Grande man who was found in possession of drugs and stolen property on Monday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., an officer on patrol on Prado Lane stopped a man... (Continue reading)

Driver crashes into fire hydrant in Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver crashed into a fire hydrant in Arroyo Grande Sunday night, sending water gushing into the air, onto the street and even inside a restaurant. Shortly before 11 p.m. a caller reported a crash near the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly grad killed in lightning strike near White House

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 29-year-old Cal Poly graduate and City National Bank vice president died following a lightning strike across the street from the White House last week. On Thursday evening, lightning struck a tree in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania... (Continue reading)

Gas costs continue steady decline, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE A decrease in gasoline demand along with an increase in domestic stocks, which are up more than 12%, have led to falling gasoline prices. During the past week, the average price of gas in San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver crashes into truck in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE An allegedly drunk driver crashed into pickup truck in San Luis Obispo on Saturday night, causing minor injuries. At approximate 9:30 p.m., the intoxicated driver of a blue sedan crashed into the driver’s side door of a... (Continue reading)

Armed man attempts to rob Home Depot in Atascadero

By KAREN VELIE Police are asking for the public’s help finding an armed suspect who attempted to rob the Home Depot store  in Atascadero on Saturday. Shortly before 4 p.m., a man walked into the store nursery wearing a grey... (Continue reading)