Daily Briefs

Templeton seeking new tax to fund firefighter pay

Faced with fiscal troubles and apparent staff shortages, the Templeton Fire Department is asking property owners in the North County community to vote for a tax to support increasing salary costs. [Cal Coast Times] The Templeton Community Services District has... (Continue reading)

SLO County probation sweep nets 13 suspects

Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to conduct a probation sweep in North County on Monday. Deputies and officers arrested 13 suspects on charges including probation and parole violations, as well as drug and weapons offenses. [Cal Coast Times] The... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritan killed in Paso Robles crash identified

The Good Samaritan who was killed in the aftermath of a wrong-way driver, hit-and-run crash on Highway 101 in Paso Robles early Monday morning was Monica Cantu, a Cal Poly employee. [Cal Coast Times] Cantu, 55, of Paso Robles, was... (Continue reading)

Central Coast protesters rally against immigration enforcement

As part of nationwide protests against raids planned to be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), demonstrations took place in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday evening, protesters gathered... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritan killed on Highway 101 in Paso Robles

A wrong-way driver crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Highway 101 in Paso Robles early Monday morning, killing one person, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the two vehicles collided on northbound Highway... (Continue reading)

Los Osos toddler hospitalized after burning her feet in a fire pit

A Los Osos mother of a 3-year-old girl is asking people to extinguish their fire pits after her daughter burned her feet in a covered fire pit, according to a Facebook post. On July 7, Kaycee Gonzales’ daughter Alivia was... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in possible DUI crash in rural Paso Robles

A woman was killed and a man suffered major injuries Saturday evening in a single vehicle crash on Union Road in rural Paso Robles, according to the CHP. [KSBY] At about 6:30 p.m., the man was driving a vehicle westbound... (Continue reading)

Teen killed at the Oceano Dunes

An 18-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash at the Ocean Dunes on Saturday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 p.m., the teen was riding a motorcycle behind another rider on a 30 foot dune when the teen lost... (Continue reading)

California Coastal Commission approves Morro Bay sewer project

The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Thursday evening to approve a proposed $124 million new Morro Bay sewer project. [Cal Coast Times] After years of planning, city officials plan to build a 15 acre wastewater treatment and water reclamation... (Continue reading)

Off-roading will continue at Oceano Dunes, for now

By JOSH FRIEDMAN At the conclusion of a daylong hearing on Thursday that drew hundreds of people from across the state, the California Coastal Commission decided to postpone a plan to begin phasing out off-road vehicle riding at the Oceano... (Continue reading)