Daily Briefs

CHP identifies San Luis Obispo man killed in crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The CHP has identified 64-year-old man killed in a DUI crash in San Luis Obispo on Saturday as Stephen James Kritz of SLO . At about 8:14 a.m., David Downs, 62, of Morro Bay was driving a... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas slides under $6, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County gas prices have fallen under $6 after an all time high average price of $6.43 in June. During the past week, the average price of gas in SLO County dropped nine cents to... (Continue reading)

Alleged drunk driver crashes into fire hydrant, palm tree in SLO

By KAREN VELIE An allegedly drunk driver in San Luis Obispo on Saturday night slammed into both a fire hydrant and a palm tree, causing the former to burst and the latter to fall down. Late Saturday night, the driver... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man arrested in fatal DUI crash

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police arrested a 62-year-old Morro Bay man on Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, murder and manslaughter following a crash that took the life of a 63-year-old man. At about 8:14 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian hit and killed by drunk driver in Lompoc

By KAREN VELIE A pedestrian was killed and an alleged drunk driver was arrested early Saturday morning in Lompoc. Shortly before 2 a.m., a caller reported a woman had been hit by a vehicle on the 600 block of Ocean... (Continue reading)

Three outages leave 4,487 SLO County users without power

By KAREN VELIE Three large outages in San Luis Obispo County have left 4,487 PG&E customers without power on Saturday afternoon, as lengthy outages have become regular occurrence in the county. The lights went out in parts of Atascadero and... (Continue reading)

Judge tosses San Francisco law allowing non-citizens to vote

By KAREN VELIE A San Francisco law allowing non-citizen parents to vote in local elections was struck down Friday by a judge who said it violates both the state constitution and state statutes. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer... (Continue reading)

One person killed in crash in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE One person died following a collision between a black pickup truck and a white sedan on Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning, according to the CHP. At about 8:14 a.m., the truck and... (Continue reading)

Fire threatens three homes near Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vegetation fire near Paso Robles threatened three homes on Friday, but firefighters managed to save the houses. A caller reported a fire burning by the intersection of Windwood Way and Linne Road at about 1:35 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Police detail arrest, chase in lead-up to Santa Margarita manhunt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested one of two Atascadero burglary suspects Tuesday evening in the lead-up to an unsuccessful manhunt in Santa Margarita. As previously reported by CalCoastNews, what began as a North County burglary morphed into numerous sheriff’s... (Continue reading)