Daily Briefs


Caltrans plans for partial closure of 4 Highway 101 intersections

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) board voted Wednesday in favor of restricting left turns at a deadly Highway 101 intersection in Arroyo Grande. [Cal Coast Times] On Oct. 6, 2018, Jordan Grant, 18, was riding his motorcycle... (Continue reading)

SLO County planning to fund Grover Beach and Paso Robles homeless shelters

Both the South and North County initiatives to construct homeless shelters are in line to receive grant funds needed for their respective projects following a decision Wednesday by the local Homeless Services Oversight Council. [Cal Coast Times] The SLO County... (Continue reading)

CHP seeking help finding Atascadero hit-and-run suspect

A Creston man who allegedly caused a crash that sent a vehicle off the side of Highway 101 in Atascadero Wednesday morning exited his truck and fled the scene by foot, but he left behind his ID, laptop and other... (Continue reading)

California property tax laws, the devil is in the details

By STEW JENKINS Since the adoption of Proposition 13, tweaks by the Legislature and by ballot initiatives have made California’s real property tax provisions more and more complex. So complex that handling home purchases with only the help of a... (Continue reading)

Teen assaults man during robbery at Morro Bay motel

An 18-year-old man allegedly tried to rob a 42-year-old man at knifepoint at a Morro Bay motel Tuesday night, resulting in a fight that left the victim hospitalized. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 p.m., Armando Benjamin Ayala, 18, tried... (Continue reading)

Bike chop shop found at Oceano Dunes Nature Preserve

A new Oceano Dunes controversy has arisen that centers not around off-road vehicles, but bicycles, as well as trash, drugs and the homeless. [Cal Coast Times] Controversial local resident Clark D’Souza published a video on Youtube showing himself walking in... (Continue reading)

Man shot and killed in second Oceano murder this year

A man was shot and killed in Oceano early Wednesday morning, marking the second homicide this year in the South County community. [Cal Coast Times] At about midnight, the victim was shot in the 2200 block of Beach Street, according... (Continue reading)

Thief drags Paso Robles Rite Aid employee under his truck

A Paso Robles Rite Aid loss prevention employee chased a thief out of the drugstore Monday night, only to become trapped and dragged underneath the thief’s getaway vehicle for an entire block. [Cal Coast Times] The Rite Aid worker survived... (Continue reading)

Two large hotels planned for SLO airport area

A developer has submitted initial plans to the city of SLO for building two hotels next to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, which if built, would become the first lodging constructed beside the airport. [Cal Coast Times] Templeton-based Sunsmit... (Continue reading)

Hazmat crews called out to Cal Poly for hot water leak

What happens when hot water leaks from a boiler at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo? Roads are closed, buildings are evacuated and the Hazmat team is called out. [Cal Coast Times] On Monday, Hazmat teams came out to the... (Continue reading)