Daily Briefs

Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara counties

By KAREN VELIE California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency on Sunday for eight counties, including San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, to support storm response and recovery efforts. “This is a serious storm with dangerous and potentially... (Continue reading)

Police investigating shots fired in Paso Robles neighborhood

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police are investigating multiple shots fired near residences in Paso Robles early Sunday morning. Shortly after 4 a.m., callers reported hearing multiple gun shots outside residences on the 100 block of Almond Street. Officers retrieved... (Continue reading)

SLO County winds topple trees, tear boats from moorings

By KAREN VELIE A powerful atmospheric river is lashing San Luis Obispo County on Sunday with strong winds that have torn boats from their moorings, toppled dozens of trees and taken out power lines. High tides and strong winds tore... (Continue reading)

Downed trees, power outages as winds rip through SLO County

By KAREN VELIE Roaring winds swept into San Luis Obispo County Sunday morning toppling trees, closing roads and causing power outages. A large tree fell across the 6400 block of Kathryn Drive in Cambria, blocking traffic in both directions. On... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo offers discounted bus tickets to students

By KAREN VELIE As school districts throughout San Luis Obispo grapple with a shortage of school bus drivers, the San Luis Obispo is offering students in kindergarten through 12th grade half off on SLO Transit bus tickets. Only about 9%... (Continue reading)

Atmospheric river storm to soak SLO County, warnings and advisories

By KAREN VELIE A powerful storm is set to hit San Luis Obispo County this weekend with strong winds, high surf and flooding. There is currently a high wind warning, a flood watch and a high surf advisory. “Chances are... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s latest rainfall totals, reservoir levels

By KAREN VELIE Two atmospheric river storms brought moderate rain to San Luis Obispo County during the past week, increasing already healthy reservoir levels. SLO County rainfall totals are above average for this time of year. An atmospheric river is... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man allegedly robbed two children, arrested

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police arrested a man who allegedly robbed two children on Tuesday. Shortly after 8 a.m., a witness reported a suspect physically assaulted and robbed two juveniles of property in the 800 block of E. Orange... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County to close safe parking site

Homeless parking site

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County plans to officially close the safe parking site on Oklahoma Avenue on March 18. On Feb. 1, the county gave tenants of the site a month and a half to move out. In... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man convicted of murder over Nipomo DUI crash that killed teen

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted a Santa Maria man of second-degree murder for driving intoxicated and in the wrong direction on Highway 101 in Nipomo and killing a 14-year-old. On the night of March... (Continue reading)