Daily Briefs

Another atmospheric river storm headed to SLO County

By KAREN VELIE Another atmospheric river storm is expected to bring high winds and soaking rains to San Luis Obispo County, which could result in flooding, mud slides and downed trees. The latest storm is forecast to push through the... (Continue reading)

Anna Miller resigns from the Grover Beach Council

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach Mayor Pro Tem Anna Miller resigned her seat effective immediately because of a change in residency, she announced during a city council meeting on March 13. The council plans to discuss options for filling the... (Continue reading)

Thousands gather for Saint Fratty’s in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE Despite double fines for large gatherings and alcohol related offenses, thousands of people gathered near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning for the annual Saint Fratty’s celebration. Beginning at about 3 a.m. on Saturday... (Continue reading)

Central Coast officers shoot and kill suspect, video

By KAREN VELIE Oxnard police shot and killed a man who called officers “pigs” while charging at them with a steel pipe last week, according to a video the police department released on Friday. On the morning of March 12,... (Continue reading)

Highway 1 remains closed at Ragged Point, evacuations planned

By KAREN VELIE Highway 1 remains closed between Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County and Deetjen’s Inn in Monterey County because of slides and washouts, according to Caltrans. Crews continue to work on a slide which has covered the... (Continue reading)

Fights, mayhem in SLO after midnight on Saint Patrick’s Day, video

By KAREN VELIE Locals and visitors celebrated in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saint Patrick’s Day, many wearing green while enjoying the city’s wide variety of restaurants and pubs. While festivities started a 6 a.m., with lines of people waiting... (Continue reading)

Man arrested after stabbing at Paso Robles business

By KAREN VELIE A 34-year-old Paso Robles man is in jail after he allegedly stabbed his domestic partner at Vineyard Kennels on Wednesday. Shortly after 9 p.m., a caller reported an accidental stabbing at the kennel located on the 300... (Continue reading)

Highway 41 in Atascadero remains closed, one more week

By KAREN VELIE Highway 41 remains closed in both directions from San Gabriel Road to Los Altos Road in Atascadero because of a landslide. Travelers can take Highway 46 or Highway 1 as alternate routes. Mud, trees and power lines... (Continue reading)

San Miguel woman guilty of hit and run, insurance fraud

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Jury convicted a 46-year-old San Miguel woman on Thursday for felony hit and run causing injury, four felony counts of insurance fraud and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving. On March 23,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo doubling fines on Saint Patrick’s Day

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department is doubling fines for rowdy parties and alcohol offenses on the evening of Saint Patrick’s Day. The city’s safety enhancement zone begins tonight at midnight and extends until 7 a.m. on... (Continue reading)