Daily Briefs

Thieves burglarize Ellen DeGeneres Montecito home

Burglars hit the Montecito home of popular television host Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi on the Fourth of July, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office. Investigators believe the residence was targeted because of DeGeneres and de Rossi’s ... (Continue reading)

Record number of new coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County health officials confirmed 74 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, along with another coronavirus related fatality. It is the highest number of confirmed infections verified by county officials in one day. A person in their 80s with... (Continue reading)

Atascadero post office shut down during bomb scare

By RICHARD BASTIAN The Atascadero post office closed its doors on Thursday afternoon while law enforcement checked for a bomb. Shortly after 11 a.m., a post office employee called the Atascadero Police Department to report a suspicious package. Officers closed... (Continue reading)

Peaceful BLM protest in SLO follows arrest of two protesters

Supporters of Black Lives Matter protested peacefully and lawfully on Wednesday afternoon following a disruptive protest that led to the arrest of two protesters on Tuesday. In sharp contrast to earlier protests, on Wednesday, approximately 300 protesters marched along the... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes in favor of sales tax increase

Following the lead of other cities in the county, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a 1 percent sales tax increase initiative on the November ballot. If passed by a a majority of voters, the... (Continue reading)

CHP officers seeking suspects who damaged a car during the SLO protest

California Highway Patrol officers are seeking the public’s help identifying the Black Lives Matter protesters who allegedly damaged a car with a 4-year-old child inside on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, according to the CHP. Shortly after 5 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Resident of San Luis Obispo County nursing home dies from coronavirus

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported Tuesday that a seventh county resident has died because of the coronavirus. The 80-year-old passed away at a North County nursing home that was experiencing a coronavirus outbreak. The latest victim... (Continue reading)

Police catch Paso Robles teen wanted for fleeing Atascadero officers

The suspect who allegedly fled police in Atascadero while armed with an AR-15 rifle is a 17-year-old Paso Robles resident, whom officers arrested on Tuesday. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday, an officer attempted to conduct a check on a... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach City Council supports raising sales tax

Following in the footsteps of other city councils seeking to remedy financial shortfalls through increasing taxes, on Monday the Grover Beach City Council voted unanimously to place a 1 percent sales tax increase measures on the November ballot. A new... (Continue reading)

Police searching for armed suspect in Atascadero

Atascadero police are searching for a man who allegedly ran into a Motel 6 with an AR-15 rifle and then escaped on Sunday night. Shortly after 11 p.m., with an Atascadero officer in pursuit of his vehicle, the suspect crashed... (Continue reading)