Daily Briefs

SLO County issues evacuation warning for Oceano residents

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County has issued an evacuation warning for Oceano residents in the areas around the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee and Oceano Lagoon. The evacuation warning includes Oceano residents living: North of the Arroyo Grande Creek... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles firefighters rescue man trapped in the Salinas River

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles emergency personnel rescued a man trapped on an island in the middle of the Salinas River on Friday. After realizing he was trapped, the man called for help. Emergency personnel arrived to find the man... (Continue reading)

Rain washes out section of Highway 229 in Creston

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Monday’s storm washed out part of Highway 229, disrupting road access to those living on the highway that connects Santa Margarita to Creston. On Thursday, Caltrans announced the closure Highway 229 in both directions between highways 41... (Continue reading)

SLO County braces for more flooding, slides and downed trees

By KAREN VELIE Just as San Luis Obispo County is cleaning up from Monday’s atmospheric river, more rain is on the way. The rain is slated to arrive early in the day on Friday and continue intermittently through Monday. And... (Continue reading)

Homeless move to SLO overpass as storm approaches

By KAREN VELIE A group of homeless people who typically camp along a creek bed in San Luis Obispo have moved their belongings to the Los Osos Valley Road bridge over Highway 101. Eight to 10 homeless people have set... (Continue reading)

300,000 gallons of sewage spill into the Salinas River

By KAREN VELIE An estimated  300,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Salinas River in the Templeton area amid the storm on Monday, according to San Luis Obispo Public Health Department. Health officials did not disclose why the Templeton Community... (Continue reading)

Mother of missing 5-year-old chronicles their last moments together

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The mother of the missing 5-year-old boy who was swept away by raging floodwaters near San Miguel has revealed what she witnessed on that tragic Monday. [KSBY] On the morning of Jan. 9, Lyndsy Doan was driving... (Continue reading)

Orcutt Road outside San Luis Obispo in danger of collapse

By KAREN VELIE The California Highway Patrol is asking the public not to drive on Orcutt Road on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo near Righetti Road, the CHP said in a press release. During the last storm, the CHP... (Continue reading)

Woman dies after being hit by a car in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE The woman hit by a car while walking in Grover Beach died after being transported to a local hospital with critical injuries on Wednesday evening, police said. Shortly after 7 p.m., a caller reported a pedestrian injured... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court rejects appeal in Tianna Arata case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Supreme Court decided it will not hear a case on whether San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow’s personal political opinions jeopardized seven Back Lives Matter defendants’ rights to a fair trial, requiring state... (Continue reading)