Daily Briefs


Firefighters battle blaze at hotel in Pismo beach, everyone evacuated

By KAREN VELIE A fire at a hotel in Pismo Beach damaged 15 rooms early Wednesday morning. Shortly before 4 a.m., a caller reported a fire burning at the Grove at Pismo Beach. Firefighters evacuated guests and extinguished the blaze.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles trying to sell 35 parking kiosks

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of Paso Robles has 35 parking kiosks to sell in the aftermath of the decision to cancel its paid parking program. [KSBY] Last month, the Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously to dump its controversial... (Continue reading)

Ex-Central Coast coach, yearbook distributor convicted of child sex crimes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A former Central Coast coach and yearbook distributor is facing life in prison for dozens of child sex crimes. In 2019, responding to a tip from a Santa Ynez Valley High School teacher who overheard an inappropriate... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested for assault significant other, harm to a child

By KAREN VELIE An Arroyo Grande man is in jail with his bail set at $100,000 after he allegedly assaulted his significant other and caused harm to a child on Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10 a.m., a caller reported a... (Continue reading)

Secret Service agent robbed at gunpoint in California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A suspect or suspects robbed a Secret Service agent at gunpoint in Orange County the same night President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles. [Washignton Post] Shortly after 9:30 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smart’s killer ordered to pay restitution

By KAREN VELIE A judge on Monday ordered Paul Flores, the man convicted of killing Cal Poly coed Kristin Smart in 1996, to pay more than $350,000 in restitution to her family for costs they incurred following her death. In... (Continue reading)

Fire crews rescue horse from pool in rural San Miguel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fire crews rescued a horse that was stuck in a pool in rural San Miguel on Saturday.  The horse became stuck in a pool beside a home on a rural property in the later afternoon. Crews drained... (Continue reading)

Regulators will not take action against Paso Robles mayor

By KAREN VELIE California regulators did not have enough information to find Paso Robles Mayor John Hamon violated conflict of interest laws, specifically because he has not voted on contracts at the airport that impact his financial holdings. Shortly after... (Continue reading)

California Coastal Commission votes to lift Los Osos building moratorium

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to lift Los Osos’ 35-year building moratorium with plans to implement a limit of 1% yearly increase in residential growth. With area septic systems leaking nitrates into the basin,... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices dropping, find the lowest costs

By KAREN VELIE With demand for fuel trailing increases in supply, gas prices continue to fall. Last week, the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County dropped six cents to $5.14, according to figures from... (Continue reading)