Daily Briefs

New roundabout coming to Avila Beach

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to reduce delays and improve safety, San Luis Obispo County is planning on starting construction for a new roundabout on Avila Beach Drive near Highway 101 early next year. For years, drivers traveling through... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo teen steals car, crashes into bicyclist

By KAREN VELIE A 15-year-old San Luis Obispo resident is in custody after he allegedly stole a car and crashed into a bicyclist, police said. Shortly before noon on Tuesday, a woman reported her car had been stolen from the... (Continue reading)

PG&E files Diablo Canyon license renewal application

By JOSH FRIEDMAN PG&E on Tuesday filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew its license to operate Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The utility had planned on shutting down the nuclear power plant in 2025. However, PG&E... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council agrees to bring back limited free parking

BY KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to provide limited free parking downtown during a contentious meeting. The council agreed to provide one hour free parking in the city’s parking structures and free parking... (Continue reading)

Driver escapes following high-speed chase in northern SLO County

By KAREN VELIE A man led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase through northern San Luis Obispo County at speeds of over 100 mph on Tuesday night before crashing and then escaping near Camp Roberts. Shortly before 11 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

California voter approval of Newsom sinks to all-time low

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44%, according to a new poll. [LA Times] The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies conducted a survey of California voters in late October... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara dive boat captain found guilty of seaman’s manslaughter

By KAREN VELIE A jury on Monday found the captain of the Santa Barbara-based dive boat that burst into flames in 2019, killing 33 passengers and one crew member, guilty of a federal felony offense. Jerry Nehl Boylan, 69, of... (Continue reading)

Israel supporter, 69, dies after being struck at Central Coast demonstration

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pro-Palestinian demonstrator allegedly attacked a 69-year-old Jewish pro-Israeli demonstrator at a Central Coast rally on Sunday, and a day later, the victim died of his injuries. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim... (Continue reading)

Teen girl struck and killed by train near Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A train struck and killed a 16-year-old girl who was on the railroad tracks near Goleta Monday morning.  Shortly before 9 a.m., the train hit the teen by the 4500 block of Hollister Avenue. It is unclear... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles City Council to consider resolution on mask requirements

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to allow personal choice, the Paso Robles City Council on Tuesday will consider a pair of resolutions regarding mask wearing at local businesses, according to the agenda. The council will consider resolutions declaring local... (Continue reading)