Daily Briefs

SLO City Council votes to double parking rates, increase fines

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to double downtown parking rates, effective July 2023. With plans to build a fourth parking structure, the city had saved approximately $13.9 million from parking fees and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police question boy behind alleged school threat

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An 11-year-old boy received a visit from law enforcement Tuesday night after making a social media post that contained purported threats to a Grover Beach elementary school. On Tuesday evening, police received notification of a social media... (Continue reading)

Two homes on fire in Paso Robles

  By KAREN VELIE A fire at 208 Nighthawk Drive in Paso Robles on Tuesday has spread to a residence next door. Flames have engulfed both homes, witnesses said. A caller reported the fire at about 3:44 p.m, according to... (Continue reading)

Which SLO County races will end in June?

By KAREN VELIE While 12 San Luis Obispo County seats are on the June 7 primary ballot, most are unchallenged or have only two candidates, meaning those races will be determined in the primary. With more than two candidates in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles polling place closed because of COVID

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County elections officials closed a Paso Robles polling place on Monday night, citing COVID-19 and a lack of staffing. The polling place at the Association of Realtors at 1101 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

Fires burn near Lopez Lake and in northern SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fires burned in the Los Padres National Forest in Eastern San Luis Obispo County, as well as in North County during the start of the week. The Eastern SLO County blaze started Monday near Hi Mountain Campground... (Continue reading)

SLO County Democratic voters ahead in early ballot returns

By KAREN VELIE With the primary election a day away in San Luis Obispo County, registered Democratic voters have returned approximately 20% more ballots than their Republican counterparts. Democrats have already returned 20,727 ballots, ahead of Republicans who have returned... (Continue reading)

Missing Nipomo woman found

By KAREN VELIE Law enforcement officers in Northern California on Sunday found a 35-year-old missing Nipomo woman. Vanessa Valentine’s family reported her missing on May 31. They last saw her on May 25. Valentine recently moved to the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Record high gas prices in SLO County, find the lowest cost

By KAREN VELIE Rising oil prices and increasing demand have led to record high gas prices in San Luis Obispo County. During the past week, the average price of gas increased 14 cents to $6.47 a gallon, according to figures... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest student over alleged school shooting threat

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police officers arrested a 13-year-old Daniel Lewis Middle School student over a school shooting threat he made, something the boy claimed was a joke. At about 9 p.m. on Sunday, police officers learned of a... (Continue reading)