Daily Briefs

California schools likely to close for rest of academic year

By CCT STAFF California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the academic year, which would amount to a much longer closure than previously expected. [Politico] A months-long closure of statewide schools has... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County to enact shelter-in-place

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County plans to order a shelter-in-place for all residents following the lead of multiple other counties in California in response to the coronavirus, according to several public officials. A statement will be released later... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County sheriff and court staffers in isolation

By CCT STAFF Positive coronavirus test results from two San Luis Obispo County residents has led to the isolation of more than a dozen government employees in Santa Barbara County, according to a press release. On March 12, an employee... (Continue reading)

The number of coronavirus cases in SLO County double in one day

By CCT STAFF There are currently six confirmed cases of coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County, up from three reported cases on Monday, according to the county public health department. Two of the infected people live in Nipomo, three live... (Continue reading)

Police looking for suspects in Paso Robles Lowe’s fire

By CCT STAFF The fire at Lowe’s home improvement store Sunday night was set intentionally by thieves who used the blaze to distract workers as they stole a pipe threader, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. Police are now... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders establishments to temporarily stop serving alcohol

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County issued an executive order today asking bars, restaurants and wineries to stop serving alcohol during the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day holiday, specifically from 5 p.m. on March 16 through 12:01 p.m.on March 18,... (Continue reading)

Fire breaks out at Paso Robles Lowe’s Home Improvement store

By CCT STAFF A fire broke out at the Paso Robles Lowe’s home improvement store Sunday evening. A 911 caller reported the fire shortly after  8 p.m., according to a Cal Fire log. Paso Robles firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze... (Continue reading)

SLO man killed in crash with big rig near Cholame Y

By CCT STAFF An elderly San Luis Obispo man died in a crash with a big rig truck on Highway 46 near the Cholame Y Sunday evening. Shortly after 8 p.m., an 84-year-old SLO resident was driving a Chino motorcoach... (Continue reading)

First confirmed case of coronavirus in Santa Barbara County

By CCT STAFF A Santa Barbara County resident has tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials announced on Sunday afternoon. The North County resident is suspected to have contracted the virus through community spread. The patient, a person in their... (Continue reading)

California Coastal Commission chair has the coronavirus

By CCT STAFF California Coastal Commission chair and Chula Vista City Council member Steve Padilla tested positive last week for the coronavirus, just days after chairing a Coastal Commission monthly meeting. The Coastal Commission met Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at... (Continue reading)