Daily Briefs

SLO County passes 900 coronavirus cases, with four deaths

San Luis Obispo has more than 900 confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths, as the number of new cases continues to rise. As new cases have increased, so have requests for testing. County health administrators are asking those who are... (Continue reading)

Semi-truck loaded with lettuce overturns near Atascadero

A semi-truck carrying 20,000 pounds of lettuce crashed and overturned on Highway 101 south of Atascadero Friday morning. [KSBY] The truck crashed at about 2:10 a.m. near the center divider on the southbound lane of the highway approximately four miles... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police arrest man accused of violent assault

Arroyo Grande police arrested a man on Wednesday who is accused of stabbing a man multiple times in the chest, leaving the victim in critical condition. Shortly before 11 p.m. on Jan. 20, the suspect allegedly entered a home at... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s controversial diversity chief rescinds acceptance of the position

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following backlash from faculty members, staff and students, the woman whom Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong hired to serve as the university’s  vice president of diversity and inclusivity rescinded her acceptance of the position on Wednesday. Armstrong,... (Continue reading)

A third San Luis Obispo County resident dies of coronavirus

By CCN STAFF A third San Luis Obispo County resident has died from the coronavirus, as the number of hospitalized patients continues to increase. The 61-year-old patient had significant underlying health conditions and was living in a long-term care facility.... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 6 months for seeking sex with Arroyo Grande teen

A judge sentenced a 27-year-old Santa Maria man to 180 days in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Tuesday for pursuing sex with a 15-year-old girl, who in actuality was an Arroyo Grande police officer. [Tribune] On Feb. 19,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Morro Bay man, who had been facing a first-degree murder charge for stabbing to death a friend of his earlier this year, accepted a plea deal that will send him to prison for six or seven years on a... (Continue reading)

Woman rescued after fall from Montana de Oro cliff

A helicopter airlifted a woman who fell off a cliff at Montana de Oro State Park Tuesday evening and suffered major injuries. At 7:17 p.m., a caller reported the woman had fallen off a cliff at Spooner’s Cove within the... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County facing closures of bars and restaurants?

If San Luis Obispo County’s number of new coronavirus cases continues at the current rate, it is likely the state will order indoor businesses in the county to close, including restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and movie theaters. The state allows... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police looking for persons of interest in graffiti case

Grover Beach police are asking the public to help them identify two persons of interest in a case of vandalism at Grover Beach Elementary School. On Monday, school employees discovered racist graffiti spray painted on the school. The vandal or... (Continue reading)