Daily Briefs

Police identify woman killed by train in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police identified the woman killed in a collision with an passenger train last month as 54-year-old Karen Ayn Anderson. On the afternoon of Dec. 27, Anderson was walking on the tracks near the Monarch Butterfly... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle house fire in Atascadero

By KAREN VELIE Firefighters battled a fire at a home in Atascadero on Friday morning, according to the Atascadero Fire Department. Shortly before 10 a.m., a caller reported a fire at a home at 7570 Balboa Road. The single occupant... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police capture alleged car burglar

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande police arrested a 28-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing multiple vehicles in the area from Dec. 2 through Jan. 18. On the morning of Jan. 18, officers served an arrest and search warrant at... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman confronts burglar in her home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a man on Thursday who allegedly attempted to burglarize multiple homes in a Paso Robles neighborhood. Shortly after 11 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man broke into her home near Apion Court through... (Continue reading)

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)