Daily Briefs


Fire engulfs home under construction in Pismo Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire damaged a two-story home under construction in Pismo Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after 4 p.m., a caller reported the fire burning at a construction site on the 1200 block of Costa Brava near Pismo... (Continue reading)

SLO County turns a corner, COVID-19 cases dropping

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and a decrease in new cases from a daily average of 649 on Friday to 621 on Tuesday. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police corral runaway horse

By KAREN VELIE Hildago, a 14-year-old horse, escaped from the beach parking lot on Monday fleeing east on Grand Avenue through the City of Grover Beach. Grover Beach police officers worked to stop the runaway horse. With the help of... (Continue reading)

SLO developer proposes outdoor dining venue in shipping containers

By KAREN VELIE Paul Tompkins of NKT Commercial has submitted plans to build an outdoor dining venue in downtown San Luis Obispo where food vendors will operate out of repurposed shipping containers. The plans require approval of an onsite parking... (Continue reading)

One person killed, three injured in crash near shandon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person died and three others suffered injuries in a four-vehicle crash near Shandon on Monday. Shortly after noon, a caller reported the crash on Highway 46 near Jack Ranch in Cholame, according to Cal Fire. One... (Continue reading)

SLO city’s transit revises bus routes because of labor shortage

By KAREN VELIE Riders utilizing bus service in San Luis Obispo are experiencing missed service and delays amid employee shortages, according to the City of SLO. “The labor shortage situation is causing missed service and delays to SLO Transit’s bus... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police nab bike thief

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police officers arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly snached a bike from Walmart on Saturday. At about 2:30 p.m., the man walked into Walmart on Niblick Road pushing a cart. Shortly afterwards, he was... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach standoff ends with police leaving the scene

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police shut down a portion of the 1200 block of Ramona Avenue later Saturday afternoon after a caller reported an intoxicated man with a gun was causing a disturbance in a home. Shortly before 5... (Continue reading)

Escaped inmate arrested at Pirate’s Cove in SLO County

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested an inmate on Friday at Pirate’s Cove who had escaped from Sacramento County after cutting off his ankle bracelet. Officials from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department notified SLO County that... (Continue reading)

SLO County COVID hospitalizations at all time high, 9 new deaths

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County health officials announced a grim milestone on Friday, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations are at an all time high with 67 hospitalized. The virus surge continues also with an all-time high of 649... (Continue reading)