Daily Briefs

Fire destroys car in Arroyo Grande, video

FCFA and @CALFIRE_SLO responded to a vehicle accident with fire in vegetation SB 101 / Grand. Thankfully all occupants out of the car and ok! #fivecitiesfire #arroyogrande #groverbeach #oceano #calfire_slo pic.twitter.com/TttKgl9egT — Five Cities Fire (@5CitiesFirePIO) April 21, 2019 A... (Continue reading)

SLO residents try to fight house fire, do not succeed

A pair of San Luis Obispo residents attempted to extinguish a fire in their granny unit using cups of water on Saturday, but they did not succeed, and they ended up displaced by the blaze. [KSBY] Shortly before 4 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in 5 vehicle crash at Oceano Dunes

A woman died Friday night following a five-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, according to KSBY. Shortly after 8 p.m., the vehicles collided south of the Vent Pipe area. Dispatchers sent multiple emergency personal to the... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices nearly highest in the nation

Amid a spike in gas prices across California, drivers are paying more at the pump in San Luis Obispo County than in nearly every other region nationwide. [Cal Coast Times] As of Saturday morning, the average price for a gallon... (Continue reading)

Teens stabbed during fight over stolen marijuana

A clash between two groups of teenagers over stolen marijuana products morphed into a chase through a pair of North County cities, culminating in a fight in which one juvenile stabbed two teens around the corner from the Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

NCAA sanctions Cal Poly for overpaying athletes for books

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The National Collegiate Athletic Association has penalized Cal Poly for providing student-athletes with excessive financial aid for textbook costs, a violation that has landed the university on probation and could possibly force it to vacate the records... (Continue reading)

Residents express outrage over planned pot grow near Creston

Creston residents expressed outcry at an advisory body hearing Wednesday night over a proposed marijuana grow and manufacturing operation that would be located near the North County community. [KSBY] Project plans call for a three-facility operation on a 4,000 square... (Continue reading)

Amid bankruptcy, PG&E promises millions to new CEO

Amid its bankruptcy, PG&E has hired a new chief executive officer who will receive a $2.5 million base salary, a $3 million signing bonus and an estimated $3.5 million a year in stock, the company stated in a filing with... (Continue reading)

Carpenteria man abandons child, swims into ocean to avoid authorities

A Carpinteria man left his six-year-old daughter in a car for several hours, and upon getting tracked down by authorities, he swam away in an attempt to evade capture, but was eventually rescued and arrested on Monday, according to the... (Continue reading)

Garbage truck catches fire, dumps burning trash on Morro Bay street

A fire erupted in a commercial trash truck in Morro Bay on Tuesday afternoon, prompting the driver to dump a load of burning debris onto a street in a residential neighborhood. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2 p.m., the driver... (Continue reading)