Daily Briefs

Gov. Newsom announces California will make its own insulin

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Decrying market failures and touting the efficiency of the state of California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week the Golden State will begin manufacturing its own insulin. In a video announcement, Newsom said the state budget he... (Continue reading)

SLO County administrator raises back on the agenda

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is set to approve raises of up to 23% for county administrators and management staff on Tuesday, according to the consent agenda. The board recently approved modest raises for... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices again increasing, find the lowest cost

By KAREN VELIE Following an increase in demand for gasoline over the Fourth of July holiday, prices in San Luis Obispo County rose even though national gas prices continue to steadily decline. During the past week, the average price of... (Continue reading)

Hit-and-run driver crashes into fire hydrant in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A hit-and-run driver crashed into a fire hydrant on Los Osos Valley Road, shearing off the hydrant and causing water to spew into the air on Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported water shooting... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles schools installing security cameras

By KAREN VELIE Amid issues with drug use and vandalism on school campuses, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is upgrading surveillance systems on three campuses to help quell vandalism and vaping. Over the summer break, staff will be... (Continue reading)

Truckers in legal-limbo over California gig economy law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An estimated 70,000 truck owner-operators, representing much of California’s transport industry, are now in legal limbo due to the status of the state’s gig economy law, raising concerns over already stressed United States supply chains. [Bloomberg] Signed... (Continue reading)

Gunman fires shots at vehicle in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman allegedly fired shots at a vehicle in Paso Robles Thursday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., a witness reported gunshots near the 800 block of 34th Street. Officers arrived at the scene and found empty handgun... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg rocket explodes shortly after launch

By KAREN VELIE Seconds after it was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, a missile rocket exploded on Wednesday evening. The Minotaur II+ rocket exploded 11 seconds after takeoff, at 11:01 p.m., according to a press release. Debris from the... (Continue reading)

Shark party at Pirate’s Cove

View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tim Faes (@tsfaes) ByJOSH FRIEDMAN A video posted on social media shows a swarm of sharks swimming in shallow water at Pirate’s Cove on July 4, close to numerous beachgoers... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapes Santa Barbara County Jail, captured

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An inmate escaped the Santa Barbara County Main Jail Tuesday evening, but was tracked down shortly afterwards and caught by a K-9. On Saturday, Santa Barbra police booked Nicholas Erickson, 26, in jail on charges of burglary,... (Continue reading)