Daily Briefs


Child tax credit payments headed to Central Coast families

Central Coast parents could see their first child tax credit payment in their bank accounts as early as Thursday. Under the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan, the annual child tax credit has increased from $2,000 per child to $3,000 to... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man killed on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 67-year-old Atascadero man died following a motorcycle collision on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita Monday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., Randolph Earl was riding a black 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound on Highway 101 near Tassajara Creek... (Continue reading)

California governor backtracks on student mask rules

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state of California is backtracking on the mask mandate it issued Monday for K-12 schools and has signaled it will let local school officials have some control over face covering policies. Despite new guidance from the... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in crash with SUV in Grover Beach

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with an SUV on Monday afternoon in Grover Beach, according to police. Shortly before 3 p.m., the motorcyclist and the SUV collided at the intersection of Fourth Street and Newport Avenue. Medical personnel... (Continue reading)

Parole denied to Arroyo Grande teen’s murderer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom has denied parole to a San Luis Obispo County man who, as a teenager, killed a 15-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student in what was initially planned as part of a satanic ritual.... (Continue reading)

California requires masks in classrooms, CDC recommends otherwise

By JOSH FRIEDMAM Despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting vaccinated teachers and students no longer need to wear masks inside school buildings, the state of California is keeping its mask mandate for K-12... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo residents protest reduced free parking hours

By KAREN VELIE Nearly 1,000 San Luis Obispo City residents have signed a petition rejecting an end to  free parking downtown from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The SLO City Council agreed to increase parking rates by 25 cents an... (Continue reading)

Templeton man accused of making threats, wielding a knife

A Templeton man is in jail after he threatened people with a knife at Franklin Hot Spring in rural Paso Robles on Saturday. Shortly before 5 a.m., 24-year-old Bunker Kainoa Greff threatened to stab at least four Hispanic people, two... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man arrested following standoff

After an alleged attempted burglary and assault, a Pismo Beach man barricaded himself in a neighbors’ apartment for hours, before surrendering to police. Shortly before 10 a.m., 46-year-old Lucas Rose allegedly entered a neighbors’ apartment, went into one of the... (Continue reading)

Walmart settles with SLO County in price gouging case

Walmart agreed Friday to pay $9,000 to San Luis Obispo County after violating price gouging prohibitions during the pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order 0n April 3, 2020, prohibiting the sale of medical or emergency supplies that a... (Continue reading)