Daily Briefs

Santa Margarita man killed in crash on Pozo Road

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 76-year-old Santa Margarita man was killed in a collision with a semi truck on Pozo Road Tuesday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., the Santa Margarita man was driving a GMC Sierra pickup truck at an unknown... (Continue reading)

Police searching for men involved in shooting outside restaurant in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a male victim near Jack in the Box in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night. [Tribune] At about 10 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the area... (Continue reading)

Suspect assaults woman in SLO, yells racial slurs

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman while yelling racial slurs on Tuesday evening near Miners Ace Hardware on Santa Barbara Avenue. At about 6 p.m., a couple, an Asian... (Continue reading)

New SLO County COVID-19 cases remain flat at a moderate level

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County’s new COVID-19 cases have remained primarily unchanged for more than a week with daily case rates ranging from 33 to 36. The number of SLO County residents in hospitals receiving treatment for the... (Continue reading)

Canadian company planing to build energy storage plant in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Canadian energy company is seeking to build a power storage facility along Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. On Tuesday, Hydrostor submitted an application with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a... (Continue reading)

Six people injured in pileup on Highway 101 in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A total of six people went to the hospital following a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 101 in Paso Robles Monday evening. [KSBY] The collision occurred at about 5:10 p.m. on northbound Highway 101 near the Highway 46... (Continue reading)

SLO murder suspect in jail on unrelated charges

By KAREN VELIE   A man suspected of murdering a 64-year-old man near Megan’s Organic Market on Higuera Street on Saturday is in jail on an unrelated charge. Shortly before 5 p.m., a 911 caller reported need for medical aid... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo provides free parking during holidays

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In attempt to encourage shopping in the downtown area, the San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a resolution establishing free parking in the city’s three parking structures for a total of 13 days this holiday season. Parking... (Continue reading)

Dismal graduation rates at California’s community colleges

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The vast majority of students in the California Community Colleges system are failing to graduate within four years, according to newly released data. [Inside Higher Ed] Data presented last week to the California Community Colleges Board showed,... (Continue reading)

Man murdered in San Luis Obispo Saturday evening

By KAREN VELIE A man was murdered in downtown San Luis Obispo near Megan’s Organic Market on Higuera Street on Saturday. Police officials confirmed the homicide, but gave no further details. Behind the pot shop, there is a creek and... (Continue reading)