Daily Briefs

SLO County’s coronavirus cases continue to fluctuate

It has been seven weeks since San Luis Obispo County had its first confirmed coronavirus case, while new infection rates appear to have peaked five weeks ago, the numbers of new cases continues to fluctuate. During the last week of... (Continue reading)

California county opens bars and churches against state order

With zero coronavirus cases, officials in Modoc County have decided to violate Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter at home order and allow many businesses to reopen on Friday. The remote county has fewer than 9,000 residents. Modoc County is one of... (Continue reading)

Search was legal in Atascadero teacher child porn case, judge rules

A former Atascadero teacher who is accused of taking upskirt photos and videos of young females students has failed in his bid to throw out much of the prosecution’s evidence on the grounds it was obtained via a warrantless search... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in crash in Paso Robles

A woman died following a two car crash near the intersection of Niblick Road and Spring Street in Paso Robles on Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responding to reports of a crash discovered a woman trapped in her... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom orders closure of Orange County beaches only

Despite previously indicating he had plans to close all California beaches and state parks, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that, starting Friday, only Orange County beaches must close. Last weekend, certain Orange County beaches were visibly crowded. This week, Newsom... (Continue reading)

Most SLO businesses financially impacted by shelter orders

Nearly 90 percent of San Luis Obispo businesses have lost revenue during the coronavirus pandemic, while 37 percent have seen more than three-quarters decreases in revenue, according to a SLO Chamber of Commerce survey. [Tribune] The San Luis Obispo Chamber... (Continue reading)

Eight CMC inmates with coronavirus, working to stop the outbreak

Eight inmates and one staffer at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo County have tested positive for the coronavirus since April 11, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. State and county health officials are... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom planning to shut down all California beaches

Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to close all California beaches and state parks on Friday, after people seeking relief from the heat flocked to beaches last weekend. During a press conference on Wednesday, San Luis Obispo County Administrator Wade Horton... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande woman accused of intentionally causing fatal crash

Prosecutors are alleging an Arroyo Grande woman, who is charged with second-degree murder, drove while suicidal and intentionally caused a crash on Highway 227 last December that killed an elderly San Luis Obispo man. [Tribune] During a preliminary hearing earlier... (Continue reading)

Second staffer at Templeton nursing facility infected with coronavirus

An second employee at Vineyard Hill’s Health Center in Templeton tested positive on Tuesday for the coronavirus. On Friday, an employee confirmed they were infected with the virus, which prompted testing of all staff and employees at the rehabilitation facility.... (Continue reading)