Daily Briefs


An increase in sales tax on the ballot in Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Arroyo Grande residents are currently voting on whether or not  to increase the city’s sales tax rate by a full percentage point. If passed by a majority vote, Measure D-22 would raise the sales tax rate in... (Continue reading)

Newsom halts $1 billion in funding for housing California’s homeless

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday he halted $1 billion in state funds for housing homeless people, arguing local officials’ plans for spending the money are inadequate. Newsom has budgeted billions of dollars toward assisting local... (Continue reading)

Teen accused of shooting two girls in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly shooting and wounding a pair of teenage girls in the northern Santa Barbara County city last month. At about 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 9, a caller reported... (Continue reading)

City truck drives into sinkhole in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A water main ruptured on a residential street in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, after which a sinkhole opened and a city truck drove into it. Shortly after 4 p.m., a water main broke by the intersection... (Continue reading)

Caller reports overdose at Santa Barbara County Jail, inmate saved

By KAREN VELIE Custody deputies rescued an inmate on Tuesday after a member of the public called a Santa Barbara County jail to report the inmate was in crisis. Shortly after 8 p.m., the caller reported they had just spoken... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man killed in crash on Interstate 5

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 37-year-old Grover Beach man was killed in a crash Sunday night after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County, according to the CHP. [Siskiyou Daily News] Shortly after 9 p.m., the Grover... (Continue reading)

Teen shot on Halloween in Shandon in stable condition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has disclosed the victim shot and wounded in Shandon on Halloween is a 15-year-old boy, who is currently in stable condition. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, a caller reported... (Continue reading)

Nordstrom Rack to open in San Luis Obispo in 2023

By KAREN VELIE Nordstrom Rack on Tuesday announced plans to open a store at the SLO Promenade in San Luis Obispo in the fall of 2023. The popular discount department store chain, which was founded in 1973, is a sister... (Continue reading)

PG&E takes first step to extend life of Diablo Canyon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN PG&E filed a request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Monday to extend its operating licenses for the reactors at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The operating licenses for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon are... (Continue reading)

Gunman shoots male victim in Shandon on Halloween

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a male victim in Shandon on Halloween. Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller reported a shooting on N. 3rd Street by Camatti Street. There were reports of multiple shots fired. Residents in... (Continue reading)