Daily Briefs

Six fires burn 120 acres in Shandon

Six fires broke out near Shandon on Monday and burned a combined total of 120 acres before firefighters extinguished them. [Cal Coast Times] The six vegetation fires started at about 12 p.m. south of Shandon on Bitterwater Road, according to... (Continue reading)

Elderly woman murdered in Lompoc

Days after a 74-year-old woman went missing last week, Lompoc police found her dead body inside a home, and authorities say the death was a homicide. [KCOY] On Friday, Lompoc police asked for help from the public in locating Eldri... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest nine at checkpoint

Paso Robles police conducted a DUI checkpoint Saturday night and early Sunday morning that netted nine arrests, albeit only three for DUI, and numerous citations. [Cal Coast Times] Police conducted the checkpoint on Niblick Road from 7 p.m. to 2... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers moves on health care for illegal immigrants

California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature has reached an agreement on extending government-funded health care coverage to young adult illegal immigrants at a cost of about $100 million a year, a plan Gov. Gavin Newsom intends to sign into law. [CBS News] Democratic... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill, Heidi Harmon and the Regional Code of Civility

A year ago, seven mayors and the five members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed on a Regional Code of Civility, with a goal of raising politeness between those of differing political views. Elected officials pledged... (Continue reading)

Multiple fires burn in North County

Firefighters quickly extinguished multiple small fires that ignited in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] Warm temperatures and light winds fanned small fires in the Lake Nacimento area, near Soda Lake, near the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Council votes to phase out some vacation rentals

Following four years of negotiations, the Paso Robles City Council voted 3-0 on Wednesday to approve a vacation rental ordinance that includes phasing out some non-owner occupied vacation rentals. [Cal Coast Times] The proposed ordinance, which will likely be adopted... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County residents contract hepatitis A at catered event

Three San Luis Obispo County residents contracted hepatitis A following a private catered event that took place last month, according to the SLO County Public Health Department. [Cal Coast Times] The public health department is actively investigating the cases and... (Continue reading)

Fire scorches 11 acres near San Miguel

A fire broke out in the San Miguel area on Friday and burned 11 acres before firefighters managed to stop the forward progress of the blaze. [Cal Coast Times] The blaze was reported at about 11:30 a.m. and spread at... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County raids multiple illegal pot operations

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In the latest in a string of pot busts by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, detectives raided two marijuana operations each spanning multiple cities for illegal pot grows, illegal processing, and the use of unlawfully employed... (Continue reading)