Daily Briefs

Central Coast reservoirs show remarkable recovery

By KAREN VELIE After years of critically low-levels at reservoirs, water storage levels throughout the Central Coast have show remarkable recoveries. In Nov. 2022, most of California was in moderate to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. As... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man arrested for burglarizing storage units

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police officers arrested a 28-year-old man on Tuesday who rented a storage unit before allegedly burglarizing other units at the facility. After several people reported their storage lockers at a facility on Union Road had... (Continue reading)

Mudslide, downed trees close Highway 41 in Atascadero

By KAREN VELIE Highway 41 remains closed in both directions from San Gabriel Road to Los Altos Road in Atascadero because of slide activity, downed trees and electric wires. The section of road closed during the atmospheric river storm on... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 142 years to life for sexually abusing two children

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Wednesday sentenced a San Jose man to more than 142 years to life in prison for molesting two children.  Marco Antonio Navabarrera, 47, committed the crimes between 2015 and 2019,... (Continue reading)

Wrong-way DUI driver arrested for DUI after fatal Paso Robles crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Investigators have determined the driver who went the wrong way on Highway 101 in Paso Robles Tuesday night and killed a person was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.  Alvaro Alvizo Diaz,... (Continue reading)

How much rain fell on SLO County during latest atmospheric river?

By KAREN VELIE Heavy rains and winds pummeled San Luis Obispo County during the latest atmospheric river with one area of the county recording more than 5 inches. Here is a look at how much rain fell in your area.... (Continue reading)

Man killed in collision with wrong-way driver in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A man was killed in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Highway 101 in Paso Robles Tuesday evening, according to the CHP. Shortly after 11 p.m., a driver in a black sedan was headed northbound... (Continue reading)

Vietnam veterans memorial in San Luis Obispo at Madonna Inn

By KAREN VELIE A traveling replica of a Vietnam veterans memorial arrived in San Luis Obispo for display at the Madonna Inn on Tuesday. The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall that... (Continue reading)

Oceano residents south of Levee ordered to evacuate

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County has issued an evacuation order for Oceano residents who live south of the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee. Oceano residents who live south of the Arroyo Grande Creek Channel for 1 mile and West... (Continue reading)

SLO County hit with road closures, flooding – updates

By KAREN VELIE The latest in a series of storms is battering San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday, taxing already overwhelmed public agencies. Even though only 1 to 6 inches of rain is expected on Tuesday, the ground is already... (Continue reading)