Daily Briefs

Four California prison inmates killed in less than 24 hours

In a span of less than 24 hours, more California state prison inmates died as a result of murder than have died as a result of coronavirus since the onset of the pandemic. From Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, four... (Continue reading)

Lompoc prison opens new hospital for coronavirus patients

A hospital has been constructed and is set to open Wednesday at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex, to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Located inside a decommissioned prison factory within the medium-security U.S. penitentiary, the new hospital unit consists... (Continue reading)

Free coronavirus testing in SLO County, one new case

There are now two locations in San Luis Obispo County where people can get free coronavirus tests: one in Grover Beach and the other in Paso Robles. For the next two weeks, the state is funding the testing of approximately... (Continue reading)

Gov. Newsom announces plans to loosen shelter rules on Friday

Following dozens of protests throughout California, Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced plans to begin to reopen the economy on Friday. Under modification that will be announced on Thursday, Newsom is scheduled to allow some manufacturing and retail stores to reopen.... (Continue reading)

SLO County coronavirus cases break 200 mark

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County has passed the 200 mark, according to county health officials. On Sunday, the county reported five new cases of the virus: two in Paso... (Continue reading)

SLO County reports eight new coronavirus cases on Saturday

San Luis Obispo County announced eight new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday: five in Paso Robles, two at the California Men’s Colony (CMC), and one in Nipomo. During the past two weeks, the county has noted an uptick in... (Continue reading)

Shark suspected of biting woman in ocean near Carpinteria

A shark is suspected of biting a woman swimming in the ocean near Serena Avenue and Padaro Lane in Carpenteria on Friday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m., the woman was swimming laps about 60-feet from the shore when what appeared... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council appoints acting city manager

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously on Friday to appoint the City’s Public Works Director Bill Robeson to serve as acting city manager. Former city manager Jim Bergman resigned suddenly on April 30. On May 1, the city council... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s coronavirus cases continue to fluctuate

It has been seven weeks since San Luis Obispo County had its first confirmed coronavirus case, while new infection rates appear to have peaked five weeks ago, the numbers of new cases continues to fluctuate. During the last week of... (Continue reading)

California county opens bars and churches against state order

With zero coronavirus cases, officials in Modoc County have decided to violate Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter at home order and allow many businesses to reopen on Friday. The remote county has fewer than 9,000 residents. Modoc County is one of... (Continue reading)