Daily Briefs

SLO County hit with road closures, flash flood warnings – Updates

By KAREN VELIE Update: All flash flood warnings in San Luis Obispo County have been lifted and most roads have reopened. Heavy rainfall and wind in San Luis Obispo County resulted in flash flood warnings, downed trees and road closures... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles house fire displaces six residents

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire likely started by a rechargeable battery overheating damaged a house in Paso Robles Thursday evening, displacing six residents.  Shortly before 7 p.m., a caller reported a fire at 558 Ferro Lane. Firefighters arrived and found... (Continue reading)

Oceano residents south of Arroyo Grande Creek Levee ordered to evacuate

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County has issued an evacuation order for Oceano residents who live south of the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee. The evacuation order takes effect at 8 p.m. Thursday. It applies to all areas within one... (Continue reading)

SLO police investigate bomb threat at office building

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A person, who is possibly mentally ill, allegedly made a false bomb threat at an office building on Peach Street in San Luis Obispo on Thursday afternoon. A caller reported the threat at 2:30 p.m., police said.... (Continue reading)

Road closures in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE The cities of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles have closed roads in anticipation that two atmospheric river storms headed this way will cause flooding. Paso Robles staff is closing River Road to through traffic from Navajo... (Continue reading)

SLO County issues evacuation warning for some Oceano residents

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County issued an evacuation warning for Oceano residents in the areas around the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee and Oceano Lagoon. The evacuation warning includes Oceano residents living: South of the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee... (Continue reading)

Atascadero High School principal resign

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Atascadero High School Principal Dan Andrus resigned abruptly earlier this month.  Formerly the principal of Morro Bay High School, Andrus took over as principal of Atascadero High in 2020. It is unclear why he resigned from the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police recover stolen vehicle

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police officers tracked down a stolen vehicle Wednesday evening and arrested a woman who was inside the car.  Police located a BMW convertible that had been reported stolen in Atascadero. Officers stopped the car as... (Continue reading)

SLO County under wind and flood advisories

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County will be under a flood watch and wind advisory on Thursday afternoon as another atmospheric river is expected to drench the county in rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. The storm is... (Continue reading)

Caltrans reaches $1 billion in Central Coast construction projects

By KAREN VELIE Caltrans has reached an historic milestone with 83 total projects worth more than $1 billion dollars in active construction in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. “This is a landmark achievement... (Continue reading)