Daily Briefs


Grover Beach police nab stabbing suspect

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police tracked down and arrested the man who allegedly stabbed a man early Saturday morning. Shortly before 1 a.m., a 911 caller reported a stabbing in the 100 block of South 11th Street in Grover... (Continue reading)

Homeless suspected of starting Salinas riverbed fire in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A persons cooking in the Salinas riverbed in Paso Robles is suspected of starting a fire on Monday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., a 911 caller reported a fire burning south of the Niblick Bridge, according to... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach drops plan to purchase homes to create parking

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of Pismo Beach has given up its plan to buy two downtown properties on Main Street and convert them into parking lots because of opposition from the owners and tenants. City officials had been seeking... (Continue reading)

COVID-19 cases plummeting in San Luis Obispo County

The average number of daily COVID-19 infections in San Luis Obispo County has plummeted over the past week, with 50% of eligible residents having received at least one vaccine dose. The unadjusted weekly average fell from 7.9 per 100,000 people... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County burn season ends as fire season extends

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fire officials ended San Luis Obispo County’s open burn season on Friday, a move announced as wildfire risk in California is starting earlier and lasting later into the year than in past decades. In accordance with the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo mayor says she was raped in high school

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon has revealed she was sexually assaulted when she was a 17-year-old high school student. Last month, Harmon read a proclamation at a city council meeting on behalf of RISE, a nonprofit... (Continue reading)

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Walmart in Arroyo Grande

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire burning in an outdoor storage area at Walmart in Arroyo Grande on Sunday. Shortly before noon, 911 callers reported a fire burning at the Walmart on West Branch Street. As the flames were contained to... (Continue reading)

Did Coastal Commission exceed its authority over the Oceano Dunes?

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission was slapped with another lawsuit this week  alleging the agency violated laws and exceeded its authority when it voted to stop off-road vehicle recreation at the Oceano Dunes. Friends of the Oceano Dunes... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man facing 15 years in prison for shooting marbles at cars

By KAREN VELIE A 54-year-old Nipomo man, who spent a year shooting glass marbles at cars, pled guilty to 30 felony assault charges on Thursday in exchange for a 15 year prison sentence. From Feb. 2019 through Jan. 2020, CHP... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police searching for stabbing suspect

Grover Beach police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of stabbing another man early Saturday morning. Shortly before 1 a.m., a 911 caller reported a stabbing in the 100 block of South 11th Street. Officers... (Continue reading)