Daily Briefs

Off-roaders restricted because of clams at the Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials have issued an advisory warning off-road vehicle drivers at the Oceano Dunes to beware of a rising clam population and to avoid the shellfish surfacing near the shoreline. [KSBY] In recent years, the Pismo Clam population... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies from suspected overdose at Santa Barbara County jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Another inmate died from a suspected overdose shortly after being booked in Santa Barbara County’s Northern Branch Jail on Wednesday morning. A total of six inmates have overdosed since the jail opened in January. Shortly before 8... (Continue reading)

Vehicle crashes into horse in Orcutt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle hit and killed a horse west of Orcutt on Wednesday morning. At about 6:30 a.m., a Casmalia man driving an Audi station wagon crashed into the horse. The impact caused the horse to crash through... (Continue reading)

More than $4 million in federal funding headed to SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) announced that he secured more than $4 million in federal funding for projects that benefit residents of San Luis Obispo County. Carbajal’s office said in a press release that the congressman had... (Continue reading)

Court leaves immigration restrictions temporarily in place

By KAREN VELIE The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 Tuesday to temporarily keep immigration restrictions, Title 42, in place while the justices weigh the issues. The justices will hear arguments on Title 42 in the future. The Biden administration had... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian hit and killed by train in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian in Grover Beach near the Monarch Butterfly Grove on Highway 1 on Tuesday, according to police. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the pedestrian was walking on the tracks when they... (Continue reading)

Amazon starts first drone deliveries in California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amazon has launched drone deliveries, rolling out the new high-tech shipment service in a California town, as well as in a city in Texas. The company’s new Prime Air service recently began making drone deliveries in Lockeford,... (Continue reading)

Rain and cooler temperatures coming to the Central Coast

By KAREN VELIE Following a warm and dry holiday weekend, temperatures are dropping and rain is returning to the Central Coast on Tuesday. An atmospheric river is expected to bring between .5 to 5 inches of rain to San Luis... (Continue reading)

California population continues decline

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California lost more than 100,000 residents over the last fiscal year, marking two consecutive years of population decline in the Golden State. [KTLA] The state has a population of 39,029,342, as of July 2022. California’s population decreased... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices drop slightly, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE The average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County fell four cents during the past week to $4.87, with higher gas demand during the holiday season reducing the rate of decline, according to... (Continue reading)