Daily Briefs

One person killed in crash near Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person died following a collision between a semi-truck and a sedan east of Santa Maria Monday morning. At about 6:35 a.m., the semi-truck collided with the sedan near the intersection of E. Betteravia and Philbric roads,... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s gas prices are going up again, where to shop

By KAREN VELIE Gas prices in San Luis Obispo County have jumped during the past week as the national average has started to inch back up. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in SLO County increased from... (Continue reading)

Teen dies after falling off cliff in Isla Vista

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man, who is about 18 years old, died after falling off a cliff in Isla Vista late Friday night. Shortly before midnight, the teen fell off a cliff in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police arrest man for strong-arm robbery

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police arrested a 28-year-old man after the strong-arm robbery of the Chevron gas station on Los Osos Valley Road on Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 1 p.m., Jonathan Christian Lee Richardson allegedly entered the gas... (Continue reading)

Appellate court rejects Friends of Oceano Dunes petition

By KAREN VELIE The Second Appellate Court of Appeal this week denied an emergency petition seeking a writ to prohibit California State Parks from installing additional fencing and vegetation for dust control at the Oceano Dunes Vehicle Recreation Park. SLO... (Continue reading)

One person injured in crash at Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A helicopter airlifted an injured person off of the Oceano Dunes following a solo ATV crash on Friday afternoon. [Tribune] The driver lost control of a rental ATV while heading down the slip face of a dune... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles and Atascadero partnering to bring broadband access

By KAREN VELIE The cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero are working together on a a plan to better align policy development and improve funding opportunities to bring broadband internet access to residents and businesses in both cities. With internet... (Continue reading)

Newsom wants to keep Diablo Canyon in SLO County open past 2025

By KAREN VELIE California Gov. Gavin Newsom is considering attempting to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County open beyond its planned closure in 2025. [L.A. Times] On Thursday, Newsom told the L.A. Times editorial board... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita murder suspect pleads not guilty

By KAREN VELIE The man accused of shooting and killing a man in rural Santa Margarita before stabbing a woman in Paso Robles, attended his arraignment in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Thursday. Cruz Christopher Gomez Jr., 42, entered... (Continue reading)

SLO businessman Jim Copeland dead at 80

By KAREN VELIE Jim Copeland, best known for constructing several large commercial projects in downtown San Luis Obispo, has died. He was 80 years old. SLO Mayor Erica Stewart ordered all flags flown on city property to be lowered to... (Continue reading)