Daily Briefs

Caltrans worker injured in Nipomo identified

Correction: The original CHP report listed Gabino Ibarra as the injured worker, when the injured worker’s name is Jose Perez Hernandez. By KAREN VELIE The CHP has identified the Caltrans worker who was hit by a truck on Highway 101... (Continue reading)

Vehicle hits, injures Caltrans worker on Highway 101 in Nipomo

By KAREN VELIE A truck hit a Caltrans worker on Highway 101 near Teftt Street in Nipomo on Friday afternoon. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the truck was headed southbound when it crashed into a plow and then hit the Caltrans... (Continue reading)

Two hikers call for help in SLO County during heat wave

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency personnel mounted two rescue efforts on trails around San Luis Obispo on Thursday following a pair of 911 calls about hikers in distress. One call resulted in a hiker being airlifted off a trail. First at... (Continue reading)

Body of missing Gaviota Peak hiker found near Trespass Trail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Crews on Thursday morning found the dead body of a hiker who went missing near Gaviota Peak during intense heat on Sunday. Search and rescue teams from San Mateo County located the body of 29-year-old Ventura man... (Continue reading)

SLO County school districts faced with bus driver shortages

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A significant shortage of bus drivers is forcing school districts across San Luis Obispo County to offer limited bus routes to students. [Tribune] The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District offers one bus that picks up students... (Continue reading)

Search continues for Gaviota Peak hiker

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The search for a hiker who went missing near Gaviota Peak during intense heat on Sunday is still ongoing nearly five days later. [KCOY] Tim Sgrignoli, 29, of Ventura went missing after his girlfriend showed signs of... (Continue reading)

Five vehicles collide on Highway 101 in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Several vehicles collided on Highway 101 in Nipomo Wednesday morning, causing traffic delays. Shortly before 8 a.m., a caller reported the crash on northbound Highway 101 by N. Thompson Avenue. There were five vehicles involved in the... (Continue reading)

One person killed in fiery crash near Santa Margarita

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed in a fiery RV crash off of Highway 58 east of Santa Margarita Tuesday night. At about 8:30 p.m., a caller reported the crash and fire by Blue and Blueridge roads south of... (Continue reading)

Rosa Fire burning near Cambria is 40% contained

By KAREN VELIE A brush fire burning near Cambria, dubbed the Rosa Fire, has burned 16 acres and is 40% contained. First reported shorty after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the fire was moving uphill at a moderate rate. Cal Fire... (Continue reading)

Third power outage during heat wave in San Luis Obispo

BY KAREN VELIE For the third day in a row, the same group of San Luis Obispo PG&E customers lost power amid the ongoing heat wave. At 2:19 p.m. on Tuesday, the power went out for 2,312 San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)