Daily Briefs

Man arrested for fatal hit-and-run in Lompoc

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Lompoc police officers arrested the suspect in a hit-and-run collision in the Santa Barbara County city Sunday evening that killed a 23-year-old man. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., a driver hit a pedestrian at Beattie Park, located at... (Continue reading)

SLO receives $6.6 million grant to clean up contaminated groundwater

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California State Water Resources Control Board issued a $6.6 million grant for a city of San Luis Obispo project intended to clean up contaminated groundwater. Presently, the city does not use groundwater for its drinking water... (Continue reading)

One person killed, two injured in crash in rural Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE One person was killed and two men suffered major injuries in a single car crash on Creston Road in rural Paso Robles on Monday morning. The driver fled the scene before officers arrived, according to the CHP.... (Continue reading)

Attempted murder suspect captured in Morro Bay

By KAREN VELIE Morro Bay police officers captured a 28-year-old attempted murder suspect at a home on Hill Street on Sunday. On March 7, while working as a deck hand on a boat docked at a boatyard in Astoria, Oregon,... (Continue reading)

Stabbing again leads to lockdown of high school near Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN For the second time in a span of 10 days, a stabbing near Santa Barbara led to the brief lockdown of the San Marcos High School campus. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, a witness reported an... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County surpasses rainy season averages

By KAREN VELIE Every area of San Luis Obispo County has surpassed its average seasonal rainfall resulting in healthy reservoir levels. Climate scientists track rain from July 1 through June 31. Rainfall totals from July 1 through March 3, along... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas costs climbing, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Gas prices continue a steady march higher with the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increasing four cents during the past week to $5.06, according to figures from AAA. In California,... (Continue reading)

Heather Moreno widens lead in SLO County District 5 supervisor race

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno surged ahead Friday in the race for the San Luis Obispo County District 5 supervisor seat. As of Friday evening, Moreno leads Atascadero Councilwoman Susan Funk by 772 votes, 53.71% to 46.29%. Election... (Continue reading)

Man shot during altercation at Sherwood Park in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police are asking for the public’s help finding the male who shot a man during an altercation at Sherwood Park in Paso Robles on Friday evening. Shortly after 9 p.m., mutiple residents reported hearing two... (Continue reading)

Carrisa by SLO Brew temporarily loses liquor license, again

By KAREN VELIE A popular restaurant and pub in San Luis Obispo temporarily lost its liqueur license after allegedly failing to comply with state regulations. Carrisa by SLO Brew plans to reopen on April 1. On March 7,  the California’s... (Continue reading)