Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at Paso Robles Lowe’s

Firefighters evacuated customers who were shopping inside Lowe’s Home Improvement in Paso Robles Saturday evening after a fire broke out inside the business. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8:30 p.m., a store employee reported smoke in the the rear of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County reservoir levels rising quickly

One San Luis Obispo County reservoir has surpassed full capacity, while water levels have risen considerably at two others because of unusually heavy February rains. [Cal Coast Times] Santa Margarita Lake is currently at 103 percent of full capacity, according... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputies shoot 35 rounds at man with BB gun

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies fired 35 rounds at a suicidal Paso Robles man who was armed with a BB gun, according to a district attorney’s office report on the deadly shooting. [Tribune] On Jan. 24, 2017, deputies Jonathan... (Continue reading)

Are SLO officials skirting laws to protect marijuana kingpin?

Editor’s Note: This is first in a series about allegations of backroom deals in the battle to control the local marijuana market and San Luis Obispo officials’ attempts to withhold public information. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city officials... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man who shot intruder works as a CMC guard

The man who shot an intruder attempting to break into his Los Osos home early Friday morning works as a correctional officer at the California Men’s Colony. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 a.m., the correctional officer noticed a man... (Continue reading)

Victim shoots burglary suspect in Los Osos

A man was shot early Friday morning while allegedly attempting to break into a home in Los Osos. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:45 a.m., a resident in the home noticed the man attempting to break into his home and... (Continue reading)

Dawn Addis again reports vulgar comments to police

Morro Bay Councilwoman Dawn Addis spoke out at a meeting Wednesday about vulgar emails she received from a constituent, who apparently sent angry emails to other council members as well. [Cal Coast Times] Addis, a leader of the Women’s March... (Continue reading)

High-speed chase through two counties ends in five-car crash

A long police chase through both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties ended in a five-vehicle crash in Santa Maria on Thursday, according to the city’s fire department. On Thursday morning, local law enforcement were instructed to be on... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teen seriously injured in crash on Highway 101

Fire crews extricated a teen from a pickup truck in Arroyo Grande Thursday after the truck drove off of Highway 101, hit a tree and landed in a culvert. [Cal Coast Times] At about 12:30 p.m., officers responding to reports... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College student dies of bacterial meningitis

A Cuesta College student who lives in San Luis Obispo died Wednesday shortly before midnight from what health officials believe was a case of bacterial meningitis. Laboratory testing to confirm this diagnosis is underway. [Cal Coast Times] Because of the serious... (Continue reading)