Daily Briefs

San Luis Obispo lowers parking rates in response to public outcry

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In response to backlash from the public, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted on Tuesday to lower parking rates. During its meeting, the council considered three options. The first option consisted of keeping the first hour... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande vote to leave recycle water agency

By KAREN VELIE Both Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande city councils voted this week to quit the joint powers association tied to the Central Coast Blue reclaimed water project. Last month, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted to quit the... (Continue reading)

Person airlifted to hospital after rollover crash near Shandon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was airlifted to the hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash near Shandon Tuesday morning. Shortly before noon, the car crashed near the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 41. Two individuals sustained minor injuries and... (Continue reading)

Two Fresno men arrested for stealing from Paso Robles Target store

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested two Fresno men for stealing from the Paso Robles Target store on Monday.  At approximately 4:04 p.m., Paso Robles police learned of a theft at Target. Officers investigated and determined Christopher Arreola, 28, and... (Continue reading)

SLO County transportation tax measure will not go on November ballot

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) has halted its effort to place a .5% sales tax measure on the November ballot. [KCBX] SLOCOG had been pushing for a tax measure to boost transportation funding in... (Continue reading)

Dead whale washes up on Pismo Beach amid offshore sonar use

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dead whale washed up on Pismo Beach Sunday morning amid a company’s use of sonar off the coast. The small whale carcass appeared on the shore near Tower 5 north of the Pismo Pier, attracting numerous... (Continue reading)

Alleged hit-and-run driver cooperating with Grover Beach police

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The alleged hit-and-run driver who is accused of seriously injuring a bicyclist late Saturday night has contacted the Grover Beach Police Department and is being cooperative, officials say. Shortly after 11 p.m., a car owned by William... (Continue reading)

Salmonella contamination prompts yogurt covered pretzels recall

By KAREN VELIE Yogurt covered pretzels samples from a California-based company have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella and a recall has been initiated, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Western Mixers Produce & Nuts of Ontario... (Continue reading)

Suspects arrested for conspiring to smuggle drugs into Central Coast jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects on Tuesday for conspiring to smuggle drugs into one of the county’s jail facilities. Investigators from theTodd Road Jail Classification Unit and the Ventura County Fentanyl and Overdose Crimes Unit... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach wants help finding hit-and-run driver

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police officers are asking for the public’s help finding the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a bicyclist late Saturday night. Shortly after 11 p.m., a car owned by William Ryan Dacosse hit a 31-year-old bicyclist... (Continue reading)