Daily Briefs

Cal Poly students exposed after 41 false positive COVID-19 tests

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A total of 41 Cal Poly students recently received false positive coronavirus test results, university officials said in a message to the campus community on Wednesday. Of those, 13 students were then exposed to the virus during... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles firefighters rescue woman from the Salinas River

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency personnel rescued a woman who was stranded on an island in the Salinas River in Paso Robles on Thursday afternoon. Even though crews attempted to get people camping along the riverbank to leave before the storm,... (Continue reading)

Storm washes away chunk of Highway 1 north of SLO County

A portion of Highway 1 about 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo County slid away during heavy rains on Thursday. Because of the storm, Highway 1 was already closed near the border of SLO and Monterey counties when the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County outages, flooding and road closures

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Numerous San Luis Obispo County residents remain without power, and several roads are flooded Thursday morning as a storm continues to soak the Central Coast. As of 9 a.m., there are power outages impacting areas across the... (Continue reading)

Thousands of SLO County residents lose power amid storm

More than 10,000 San Luis Obispo County residents are without power Wednesday night as a strong storm continues to sweep through the Central Coast. The largest blackouts have been in the North County with large outages in Atascadero, Cambria, Creston... (Continue reading)

The burnt body of a homeless man found in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police found the burnt body of a homeless man at his campsite in the Salinas riverbed on Tuesday afternoon. Anthony Suarez had lived in a tent just behind JC Penny on the riverbank for years... (Continue reading)

Thousands of SLO County residents lose power during heavy storm

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As a storm drenches the Central Coast, thousands of residents lost power in San Luis Obispo County early Wednesday morning. The multiple outages primarily impacted North County. About 1,000 or more customers have lost power in Paso... (Continue reading)

COVID-19 outbreak shutters elementary school in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials temporarily shut down an Atascadero elementary school campus over the weekend because of a coronavirus outbreak. No in-person instruction is taking place this week at Santa Rosa Academic Academy after an undisclosed number of students and/or... (Continue reading)

State determines Cal Poly lecturer’s claim of racial profiling is unfounded

In response to a lecturer’s claim that Cal Poly San Luis Obispo police officers had racially profiled him during a traffic stop in July, the California Attorney General’s Office mounted an investigation that determined the allegation was unfounded. [Tribune] In... (Continue reading)

Unemployment fraudsters cost California more than $11 billion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, the state of California has paid out at least $11 billion in unemployment funds to fraudsters, and the total could be as high as $31 billion. Approximately 10 percent of... (Continue reading)