Daily Briefs

Multiple accidents and snow in North County

Snow fell in some areas of San Luis Obispo County, leaving various hilltops with patches of snow on Tuesday. Meanwhile, ice spots on Highway 101 led to multiple accidents Wednesday morning from the Cuesta Grade to north of Atascadero, according... (Continue reading)

Man struck, killed by train in Paso Robles

A man who walked onto the railroad tracks in Paso Robles was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday evening. [Cal Coast Times] At about 5 p.m., the train crashed into the man near Highway 101 and Niblick Road.... (Continue reading)

Judge rules alleged Arroyo Grande rapist will stand trial

An Arroyo Grande man broke into two San Luis Obispo homes last July and held a knife to the throat of two women while they were in bed, raping one of the victims, police investigators testified on Monday. [Tribune] Last... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles murder suspect arrested in Mexico

A man who had been on the run in Mexico for nearly six years is now in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a murder charge after being caught by Mexican authorities and extradited to the United States. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman rescued from Salinas River

Amid flooding Monday afternoon, a woman became stranded neck deep in the Salinas River in Paso Robles, but was eventually saved by rescue workers. [Cal Coast Times] Local contractors heard the unidentified woman crying for help and spotted her with... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles bookkeeper sentenced to prison for embezzlement

A Paso Robles woman was sentenced Monday to five-years in prison for embezzling nearly $500,000 from an elderly North County couple. [Cal Coast Times] Diana Russell, 43, worked as a bookkeeper for Sandra and Ole Viborg’s business. From July 2015... (Continue reading)

Heavy rains cause numerous road closures across SLO County

The storm that is pounding the Central Coast is causing numerous road closures in San Luis Obispo County on Monday, mostly because of flooding. [Cal Coast Times] In South County, San Luis Bay Drive is closed from the bridge east... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor John Peschong seeking re-election in 2020

First District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor John Peschong has announced he will run for a second term in office. [Cal Coast Times] Peschong’s seat is up for election in 2020, as are the seats belonging to supervisors Debbie Arnold... (Continue reading)

Marijuana grower fibs on application, deputies destroy over 22,000 plants

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies destroyed approximately 22,420 cannabis plants and seized 1,420 pounds of dried marijuana from a Power Farms grow near Carpinteria on Jan. 31 because the grower had provided false information on their county permit application. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Exodus continues at Paso Robles school district

Just weeks following the resignation of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District superintendent, the principal of Paso Robles has announced he is resigning. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday, Principal Eric Martinez announced he will resign from his position when... (Continue reading)