Daily Briefs

Edison considering cutting power to parts of Santa Barbara County

Southern California Edison is considering cutting off power to thousands of residents of southern Santa Barbara County amid a period beginning Friday of expected high winds and increased wildfire danger. [KSBY] On Tuesday, Edison warned of possible power shutoffs in... (Continue reading)

Murder suspect said he came to Grover Beach to buy pot

An Indiana man accused of driving to California, murdering his mother in her Grover Beach home, and driving back took the stand in his own defense this week. He testified the purpose of the cross-country road trip was to buy... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man seriously injured in hit-and-run collision

By CCT STAFF A 55-year-old Morro Bay man is in critical condition after a motorist crashed into his bicycle on Quintana Road and then fled the scene. At approximately 7 p.m., the victim was headed northbound, up the hill, on... (Continue reading)

Arizona murder suspect found in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man suspected of participating in a 2017 hotel room murder in Tucson was located in San Luis Obispo County Jail and is now facing extradition to Arizona. On Oct. 8, Tucson police contacted the SLO County... (Continue reading)

Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife and son killed near Santa Barbara

By CCT STAFF The wife of Tarzan actor Ron Ely was allegedly stabbed to death by their son at the couple’s Santa Barbara County home on Tuesday evening, according to deputies. Responding to reports of a domestic violence incident, deputies... (Continue reading)

Car fire and crash back up Highway 101 in South County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A car fire followed by a two-vehicle crash caused significant delays on Highway 101 south of Arroyo Grande Wednesday morning. [KSBY] At about 5 a.m., a car caught on fire just south of the Los Berros Road... (Continue reading)

Affordable small-home development proposed in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A development firm is seeking permission to build a community of micro-houses along El Camino Real in Atascadero. [Tribune] Cal Coastal Properties’ proposed development, Grand Oaks Paseo, would consist of 30 micro-homes on a 1.7-acre El Camino... (Continue reading)

SLO County students score above average, but lagging in math

By Josh Friedman San Luis Obispo County students tested slightly above pupils statewide in English and mathematics over the last year, even though fewer than half of local students managed to meet California standards in math, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies searching for murder suspect

CCT STAFF Deputies are looking for a man suspected of murdering a woman at a Hope Ranch residence Tuesday evening, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Shortly after 8 p.m., deputies responding to reports of a domestic violence... (Continue reading)

Cunningham wants to keep Diablo Canyon open, use revenue to pay fire victims

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham has announced his intention to introduce a bill aimed at keeping Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant operational, which is currently slated to shut down by 2025. Cunningham’s plan also includes a proposal... (Continue reading)