Daily Briefs

SLO County restaurants can reopen their dining rooms

The state gave the green light on Wednesday for San Luis Obispo County restaurants to reopen their dining rooms and for retail stores to allow shoppers inside. In order to open for indoor dining, restaurants need to follow statewide guidelines... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man killed in Highway 154 crash identified

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person killed in a collision on Highway 154 last Friday as 21-year-old Daniel Anthony Andrade of San Luis Obispo. Shortly before 6 p.m., Andrade was driving a Honda Accord at a... (Continue reading)

Crashes and DUIs in California down, speeding tickets up

The California Highway Patrol has released data indicating, amid the statewide shelter-in-place order, collisions and DUI arrests declined significantly, while citations for speeding in excess of 100 mph increased by nearly 50 percent. With declining traffic volume, the number of... (Continue reading)

SLO County facing huge budget shortfall, enacts hiring freeze

San Luis Obispo County is projecting a $32 million to $56 million budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year primarily because of the pandemic. During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, officials said drops in consumer spending have prompted decreases in... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Nipomo Mesa home

A fire destroyed at least part of a house on the Nipomo Mesa Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at about 10  a.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Fowler Lane close to Mesa View Drive. Occupants of... (Continue reading)

Argument leads to shooting in Avila Beach

A man allegedly shot an acquaintance multiple times at an Avila Beach home Monday evening, and then led law enforcement on a chase from San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay, where he was eventually arrested. Shortly after 6 p.m., John... (Continue reading)

SLO County coronavirus cases slow, restaurants to open soon

San Luis Obispo County residents should soon be able to eat at local restaurants and shop inside retail stores, because of relaxed shelter at home regulations Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today. County officials are constructing an attestation package for the... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue multiple people from car crashes in Santa Maria

A pair of car crashes in the Santa Maria area Monday morning resulted in responders taking two people to the hospital, one via ambulance and one via helicopter. Shortly before 4 a.m., a driver lost control of their vehicle which... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom changes rules for reopening, again

After noting the number of people hospitalized in California is trending downward, Newsom announced Monday he is reducing requirements to reopen, which will permit 53 of the states 58 counties to move more quickly to reopen. Last week, Newsom required... (Continue reading)

Class action lawsuit filed against Lompoc prison

The Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed class action lawsuits against the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex and a federal prison in Los Angeles over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Both the Federal Correctional... (Continue reading)