Daily Briefs

Three car accident stalls traffic on Highway 101 in Templeton

By RICHARD BASTIAN A three-vehicle accident stalled traffic on Highway 101 near Vineyard Drive in Templeton on Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least on person. Shortly after noon, a red car headed southbound on Highway 101 clipped a white pickup truck... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach moves forward on homeless housing facility

By KAREN VELIE As part of a plan to provide housing options for the homeless, the Grover Beach City Counsel voted unanimously on Monday to purchase a vacant property at 955 South 4th Street for the future construction of a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man pleads guilty to murdering witness

By KAREN VELIE A 25-year-old Paso Robles man plead guilty on Tuesday to the premeditated murder of 27-year-old Trevon Perry, a witness in another case. Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. is facing 28 years to life in state prison. His sentencing... (Continue reading)

Man with ankle bracelet alleged to have killed woman in Santa Barbara

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara police officers arrested a homeless man wearing a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet on Monday on suspicion of murder and robbery. Shortly before 7 a.m., the body of a deceased woman was found in a parking... (Continue reading)

Dr. Rene Bravo named SLO citizen of the year

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce named Dr. Rene Bravo citizen of the year for 2020 and 2021, in part for championing COVID-19 vaccines. Bravo received the Citizen of the Year award at the Chamber of... (Continue reading)

Man shot and killed in parking lot in Santa Maria

By KAREN VELIE One man was shot and killed in a parking lot outside a business in Santa Maria on Sunday night. Shortly after 9 p.m., a caller reported a shooting outside a business on the 1900 block of S.... (Continue reading)

Hollister Fire in Santa Barbara County burns 100 acres

By KAREN VELIE Fueled by gusty winds, the Hollister Fire, which is burning in the Gaviota Coast area of Santa Barbara County, has scorched 100 acres. As of Sunday afternoon, the fire is 20% contained. On Saturday, the blaze ignited... (Continue reading)

What gas prices now look like in San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE Gas prices are still on the rise in San Luis Obispo County, though the percentage of increase appears to have slowed. From Saturday to Sunday, the average price of gas in SLO County increased by one cent... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara nurse accused of sexually assaulting emergency room patient

By KAREN VELIE A Santa Barbara man, who is also a registered nurse, was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a patient in the Emergency Room at Saint John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. While working as a nurse at... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s unemployment rates rising again

By KAREN VELIE A year after the pandemic forced thousands out of the workforce, the number of unemployed San Luis Obispo County residents is again on the rise. SLO County’s unemployment rate climbed 15.9% in January as the number of... (Continue reading)