Daily Briefs

Restaurants begin to reopen, few new coronavirus cases

Locals throughout San Luis Obispo County flocked to area restaurants today. However, some restaurants owners said they will need more time to hit the restart button. During the past three days, there have been five newly confirmed cases of coronavirus... (Continue reading)

Another North County nursing facility employee contracts coronavirus

An employee of the Danish Care Center in Atascadero has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Compass Health, which owns the skilled nursing facility. [KSBY] Compass Health CEO Darren Smith said the employee who tested positive is a certified nursing... (Continue reading)

Plane crashes into playground at Orcutt playground

A single-engine plane crashed on the playground of an Orcutt elementary school Wednesday morning, killing the lone person aboard. Shortly before 11 a.m., the plane crashed on the playground of Ralph Dunlap Elementary School on or near the school’s basketball... (Continue reading)

Alleged drug dealer charged with Atascadero teen’s murder

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office charged a Paso Robles man with murder on Thursday, after a teen he sold three pills to overdosed and died. Earlier this year, 22-year-old Timothy Clark Wolfe sold a 19-year-old from Atascadero... (Continue reading)

SLO County restaurants can reopen their dining rooms

The state gave the green light on Wednesday for San Luis Obispo County restaurants to reopen their dining rooms and for retail stores to allow shoppers inside. In order to open for indoor dining, restaurants need to follow statewide guidelines... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man killed in Highway 154 crash identified

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person killed in a collision on Highway 154 last Friday as 21-year-old Daniel Anthony Andrade of San Luis Obispo. Shortly before 6 p.m., Andrade was driving a Honda Accord at a... (Continue reading)

Crashes and DUIs in California down, speeding tickets up

The California Highway Patrol has released data indicating, amid the statewide shelter-in-place order, collisions and DUI arrests declined significantly, while citations for speeding in excess of 100 mph increased by nearly 50 percent. With declining traffic volume, the number of... (Continue reading)

SLO County facing huge budget shortfall, enacts hiring freeze

San Luis Obispo County is projecting a $32 million to $56 million budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year primarily because of the pandemic. During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, officials said drops in consumer spending have prompted decreases in... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Nipomo Mesa home

A fire destroyed at least part of a house on the Nipomo Mesa Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at about 10  a.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Fowler Lane close to Mesa View Drive. Occupants of... (Continue reading)

Argument leads to shooting in Avila Beach

A man allegedly shot an acquaintance multiple times at an Avila Beach home Monday evening, and then led law enforcement on a chase from San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay, where he was eventually arrested. Shortly after 6 p.m., John... (Continue reading)