Daily Briefs


Thousands lose power in San Luis Obispo

BY KAREN VELIE More than 2,300 PG&E customers lost power as a result of an outage in San Luis Obispo on Monday afternoon. Shortly after noon, the power went out for 2,312 San Luis Obispo customers. The cause of the... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices fall 3 cents, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Despite an increase in demand, gas prices in San Luis Obispo County continue to decline. During the past week, the average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County dropped three cents to $5.61 a gallon, according... (Continue reading)

SUV crashes into pool at Paso Robles trailer park

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver crashed an SUV into a pool at a Paso Robles mobile home park Sunday evening, fully submerging the vehicle. The driver crashed a red Mitsubishi Montero into the pool at Paso Robles Mobile Village, located... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach woman arrested for assault, child endangerment

By KAREN VELIE A 49-year-old Pismo Beach woman is in jail after she allegedly rammed her car into a vehicle with a child inside in Cayucos on Friday, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriffs Department. Shortly before 4... (Continue reading)

Fire engulfs garage in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A fire engulfed an attached garage at a home in Paso Robles on Friday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning at 923 Running Stag Way. Firefighters arrived to find the garage fully... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police arrest three for drugs after traffic stop

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers found a stash of drugs inside a vehicle that was being driven on Thursday with two men dangling out both sides of the car while holding up an unsecured television on the roof, according to the... (Continue reading)

Judge tosses 34 counts of manslaughter against Santa Barbara ship captain

By KAREN VELIE A federal judge on Friday tossed an indictment for 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter against the captain of the Santa Barbara-based dive boat that burst into flames in 2019, killing 33 passengers and one crew member. Jerry... (Continue reading)

Jurors cry over photos of a possible burial site of Kristin Smart

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Multiple jurors cried in court during the Kristin Smart murder trial on Thursday, as a result of testimony and photos of staining underneath the deck in the backyard of Ruben Flores’s home. [KSBY] Paul Flores, Ruben Flores’s... (Continue reading)

Lawmakers vote to push back Diablo Canyon closure to 2030

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California lawmakers have passed a bill calling to extend the operating life of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by five years, pushing back its closure from 2025 to 2030. Introduced by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and co-authored... (Continue reading)

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police are seeking the public’s help to gather information about a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Wednesday. At about 5 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle had struck a woman at the intersection of... (Continue reading)