Daily Briefs

Multiple rock slides close Highway 1 at Ragged Point

By KAREN VELIE Multiple rock slides discovered New Years Eve have led Caltrans to shut down Highway 1 from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to 2.5 miles south of Big Sur in Monterey County. There is no estimated time... (Continue reading)

After a wet month, SLO County rainfall totals well above average

By KAREN VELIE Another atmospheric river is dumping rain on San Luis Obispo County, and pushing rainfall totals well above average after three years of drought. During the past 24 hours, the storm brought between .02 of an inch in... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara bail bondsman charged with grand theft

By KAREN VELIE A former licensed bail bondsman and insurance agent was arraigned today in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on three felony counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing $25,000 from three of his clients. In response to several... (Continue reading)

FBI agents and Santa Maria police arrest man for soliciting minor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police detectives, along with FBI agents, arrested a Ventura County man Friday morning for allegedly seeking sex acts with a minor. Nelson H. Galvez, 34, drove from Ventura County to Santa Maria to meet a... (Continue reading)

Off-roaders restricted because of clams at the Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials have issued an advisory warning off-road vehicle drivers at the Oceano Dunes to beware of a rising clam population and to avoid the shellfish surfacing near the shoreline. [KSBY] In recent years, the Pismo Clam population... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies from suspected overdose at Santa Barbara County jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Another inmate died from a suspected overdose shortly after being booked in Santa Barbara County’s Northern Branch Jail on Wednesday morning. A total of six inmates have overdosed since the jail opened in January. Shortly before 8... (Continue reading)

Vehicle crashes into horse in Orcutt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle hit and killed a horse west of Orcutt on Wednesday morning. At about 6:30 a.m., a Casmalia man driving an Audi station wagon crashed into the horse. The impact caused the horse to crash through... (Continue reading)

More than $4 million in federal funding headed to SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) announced that he secured more than $4 million in federal funding for projects that benefit residents of San Luis Obispo County. Carbajal’s office said in a press release that the congressman had... (Continue reading)

Court leaves immigration restrictions temporarily in place

By KAREN VELIE The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 Tuesday to temporarily keep immigration restrictions, Title 42, in place while the justices weigh the issues. The justices will hear arguments on Title 42 in the future. The Biden administration had... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian hit and killed by train in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian in Grover Beach near the Monarch Butterfly Grove on Highway 1 on Tuesday, according to police. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the pedestrian was walking on the tracks when they... (Continue reading)