Daily Briefs

More Santa Barbara County sheriff’s staff infected with coronavirus

Four additional Santa Barbara County Sheriff Office employees tested positive for coronavirus this week, three of whom worked at the jail and one patrol deputy. Last week, nine jail employees tested positive for coronavirus, spurring the testing of all inmates... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo executive order closes bars for July 4 weekend

The city of San Luis Obispo issued an emergency order closing bars and other alcohol-serving establishments for the July 4 weekend in attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In response to a recent sharp increase in coronavirus cases,... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach cliff death deemed likely a suicide

A person who died after falling off a cliff by a Pismo Beach hotel appears to have committed suicide, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department. The person fell from the cliff Monday morning or afternoon near the Shore Cliff... (Continue reading)

Second coronavirus death confirmed in San Luis Obispo County

A second San Luis Obispo County resident has died from the coronavirus, as the number of new infections rise following a lowering of restrictions and multiple large protests. Two people have died from the coronavirus in SLO County, including a... (Continue reading)

Charges dropped against man who crashed into Cambria bakery

The criminal case against a man who crashed his truck into a Cambria bakery, injuring five customers, has been dismissed following the submission of evidence that the defendant had been experiencing a medical emergency at the time of the collision.... (Continue reading)

Four people killed in Templeton crash identified

The California Highway Patrol has identified the four people killed Monday evening in a crash in Templeton as Kegin York, 22, of Creston; Taylan Perez, 22, of Paso Robles; Karen Montescabrera, 21, of Paso Robles; and Shelby Biaggini, 23, of... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest another suspect in the murder of Trevon Perry

Police detectives arrested a 24-year-old Paso Robles woman on Tuesday for her alleged involvement in the murder of Trevon Perry, a witness in an ongoing murder case. Perry’s family reported him missing on March 16. Last week, officers found Perry’s... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases spread among young adults in SLO County bars

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have attributed the largest increases in coronavirus cases to community spread, including among people who reported going to bars. More than half of those infected are between the ages of... (Continue reading)

Firefighters investigating suspected arson in Paso Robles

Paso Robles fire investigators suspect an arsonist started a small blaze at an unidentified structure Monday evening. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., a 911caller reported the fire in the 1000 block of Vine Street. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found... (Continue reading)

Court rejects hemp grower’s attempt to halt restrictions

By CCN STAFF A group of San Luis Obispo County hemp growers lost their bid this week for a temporary injunction against the county’s restrictive hemp cultivation ordinance. A mere three weeks after the SLO County Board of Supervisors passed... (Continue reading)