Daily Briefs

Cal Poly eases student coronavirus testing requirements

Amid backlash from students and parents, Cal Poly reduced its testing requirements, including no longer requiring all students to test twice weekly. After campus administrators announced a requirement that all students test twice weekly regardless if they are taking in-person... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County exceeds 11,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

Labs in San Luis Obispo County reported 314 new coronavirus cases on Jan. 1, bringing the county’s total to 11,160 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data the California Department of Public Health released Saturday afternoon. The State... (Continue reading)

SLO County set a record for deaths from drug overdoses in 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office reported a record number of deaths from drug overdoses in 2020, according to the Paso Robles Daily News. During the past year, at least 57 people died from drug overdoses in SLO County,... (Continue reading)

Californians get 372 new laws in 2021

On New Year’s Day 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom passed 372 new laws including dozen made in response to the coronavirus and concerns over systemic racism. Here are some of the new laws: Requirement for hospitals to maintain a three-month... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County welcomes the first babies of 2021

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo welcomed its first baby of the year, a baby girl named Emmie Rafaela Hernandez. She arrived at 1:11 p.m. on New Year’s Day weighing eight pounds and at 20.5 inches long. Christina... (Continue reading)

SLO and Santa Barbara counties set records for new coronavirus cases

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties set records for new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to data the California Department of Public Health released Friday afternoon. San Luis Obispo labs reported 356 positive case results on Thursday, while Santa... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for runaway from Nipomo

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are seeking the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old girl who ran away on New Years Eve. Alyssa Vanwyk was last seen walking near Grand Street in Nipomo at approximately 1:30 p.m. Deputies searched... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest suspected serial burglar in Templeton

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old Templeton man on Wednesday following a series of burglaries in the North County community. On Dec. 23, officials began to receive a series of reports of thefts that... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police snag three alleged car burglars

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers arrest three Fresno County residents who allegedly broke into a pair of vehicles in San Luis Obispo earlier this week, snatched an individual’s purse and promptly used a stolen credit card at a local business. Between... (Continue reading)

SLO County remains under Gov. Newsom’s stay-at-home order

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Southern California region, to which San Luis Obispo County belongs, will remain under a stay-at-home order indefinitely, state officials announced Tuesday. Officials also extended the stay-at-home order for the San Joaquin Valley region, citing projections that... (Continue reading)