Daily Briefs

DUI driver crashes through fence at Chevron in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated driver slammed into a dumpster and a chain link fence at a San Luis Obispo gas station Monday night. The individual was driving a black Chevrolet sports car near the Chevron station on Monterey... (Continue reading)

Dust storm shuts down Highway 41 near Cholame ‘Y’

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities closed Highway 41 between highways 33 and 46 Sunday night because of a dust storm in the area, Caltrans announced. Caltrans stated in a tweet that the dust storm was causing “zero visibility.” It is unclear... (Continue reading)

Two people killed, one wounded in shootings in Lompoc

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two victims died and another person suffered injuries in a pair of shootings in Lompoc that occurred within a span of two and a half hours on Sunday. First, shortly before noon a caller reported a shooting... (Continue reading)

Suspect in Pismo Beach stabbing arrested

By KAREN VELIE One man is in jail and another is in the hospital following a stabbing in Pismo Beach on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported a stabbing in the 400 block of Price Street. Officers... (Continue reading)

Firefighters quickly contain Pirate’s Cove and Paso Robles fires

By KAREN VELIE Firefighters quickly contained two fires during the past 24 hours, one in Paso Robles and the other at Pirate’s Cove near Avila Beach. At about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, a caller reported a fire burning at Pirate’s... (Continue reading)

Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A total of 143 bike thefts have been reported in the city of San Luis Obispo thus far in 2021. [Mustang News] While bike thefts remain rampant in the city, the number of bicycles stolen over the... (Continue reading)

4 new COVID-19 deaths, SLO County cases continue to fall

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, and a decline in new cases from a daily average of 46 on Tuesday to 37 on Friday. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range... (Continue reading)

Highway 101 reopens, Alisal Fire partly contained

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With containment of the Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County increasing, Highway 101 has reopened in both directions between Goleta and Highway 1. Additionally, the railway that runs parallel to Highway 101 in the area of the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teachers protest for higher pay

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite receiving pay of more than $70,000 a year on average, Paso Robles teachers say they are in dire need of a wage increase. [Tribune] More than 100 teachers, parents and community members demonstrated Tuesday evening outside... (Continue reading)

Vehicles strike two Santa Maria children on their way to school

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Drivers struck two school children in Santa Maria this week, seriously injuring at least one of the students. On Wednesday morning, a young girl was struck on her way to school near the intersection of Railroad Avenue... (Continue reading)