Daily Briefs


SLO County homeless advocates compete for grant funds

In addition to a North County project, a South County effort to construct a homeless shelter financed largely by one-time grant money is likewise underway. [KSBY] North and South County agencies are vying for Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funds... (Continue reading)

Elderly Paso Robles woman facing vehicular manslaughter charges

A 77-year-old Paso Robles woman, who drove her SUV in front of a man riding a motorcycle on Highway 46, is facing misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges. [KSBY] On the afternoon of Feb. 8, Barry Stephenson, 68, of Atascadero was headed... (Continue reading)

One killed two injured in collision on Highway 46

One person died and three others were injured in a collision on Highway 46 near the Cholame Y Saturday morning, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:26 a.m., Holga Godinezxochitla, 33, of Wasco was attempting to turn... (Continue reading)

PG&E clashes with federal judge over fire prevention measures

Amid a wildfire-driven bankruptcy process, PG&E has entered a spat with a federal judge over probation terms stemming from the utility’s conviction over a deadly gas explosion in 2010. While the judge is calling for PG&E to be more vigilant... (Continue reading)

Public concerns raised at contentious forum on deadly Arroyo Grande intersection

By JOSH FRIEDMAN During a San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) public outreach meeting Thursday on potential fixes for a deadly Highway 101 intersection in Arroyo Grande, parents of a Cal Poly student who died in a crash at... (Continue reading)

Suspects in Nipomo attempted burglary arrested

The man and woman who allegedly attempted to burglarize a Nipomo Mesa home on Monday and were confronted by a neighbor as they fled with an alarm sounding were arrested on unrelated charges in Northern California. [Cal Coast Times] At... (Continue reading)

Teen found dead from a gunshot wound at Guadalupe home

A 17-year-old boy was found dead of a gunshot wound in Guadalupe on Thursday, prompting police to deem the death suspicious. Officials have asked the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an investigation. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:30... (Continue reading)

Correction: Feb. 19 article about pot shop point system

A Feb. 19 article about donations to candidates raising questions about San Luis Obispo’s marijuana shop point system misstated SLO Councilwoman Erika Stewart’s participation in a vote regarding criteria for marijuana store applicants. Stewart was not sworn in until the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles plans to build a homeless shelter

Local officials are planning to construct a shelter in Paso Robles designed to house and keep warm homeless people during the cold months of the year. The cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero, as well as local homeless services agencies,... (Continue reading)

Deputies raid Santa Maria pot delivery service and clothing store

Authorities on Tuesday raided several locations connected to a Santa Maria-based marijuana delivery service that was operating illegally and arrested one man involved in the operation, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] Prompted by tips... (Continue reading)