Daily Briefs


Paso Robles man accused of trafficking cannabis

By KAREN VELIE A Paso Robles man is headed to trial following an arrest for allegedly trafficking black market cannabis on Interstate 44 in Missouri. On Thursday, Silvestre Avila Villanueva, 31, waived a preliminary trial. The court then set Avila... (Continue reading)

Is global warming responsible for California’s destructive storms?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN This month’s storms that wreaked havoc on California, especially the Central Coast, do not appear to have been caused by global warming, climate scientists say. [LA Times] Scientists are still studying the size and severity of the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman arrested for drugs, child endangerment

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police officers on Monday arrested a woman whom they allegedly caught selling drugs out of a home with a child inside it. During a probation search of a home in the 1200 block of Stoney... (Continue reading)

Financial victims of the storms in SLO County can apply for FEMA funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After storms caused flooding, downed trees and mudslides throughout San Luis Obispo County, some assistance appears to be on the way. Following a decision by the Biden Administration to include San Luis Obispo County in a major... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies Paso Robles man killed in crash

By KAREN VELIE The California Highway Patrol identified the 70-year-old Paso Robles man who died in a crash on Highway 46 on Tuesday afternoon as Richard Clement. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Clement was headed westbound on Highway 46... (Continue reading)

Update: SLO County crews open previously flooded roads

By KAREN VELIE As multiple storms pounded San Luis Obispo County last week, state and local agencies closed roads and highways because of flooding, mudslides and damage. As rain water subsides and crews remove debris, officials have reopened some roads... (Continue reading)

Woman leads officers on chase from Santa Maria to Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A woman led officers on a chase from Santa Maria to Arroyo Grande Tuesday night, culminating with her arrest at a Chevron station. Shortly before 11 p.m., the woman headed northbound on Highway 101 with several officers... (Continue reading)

Driver attempts to drive around barricade in Arroyo Grande, gets stuck

By KAREN VELIE After multiple local drivers drove around road closed signs, San Luis Obispo County Public Works placed a concrete barrier at Corbett Canyon Road near Corbett Highlands Place in rural Arroyo Grande during last weeks storms. The driver... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man dies in single car crash on Highway 46

By KAREN VELIE A 70-year-old Paso Robles man died in a crash on Highway 46 west of Highway 101 on Tuesday afternoon, according to the CHP. Shortly before 2 p.m., the Paso Robles man was headed westbound on Highway 46... (Continue reading)

SLO County sheriff deputies resume search for missing boy

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Rescue crews have resumed searching for the missing 5-year-old boy, after a temporary halt in the search because of the storm on Saturday. On the morning of Jan. 9, Lyndsy Doan drove through the San Marcos Creek... (Continue reading)