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Multiple people injured in planned head-on crash in Atascadero

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero police accused a man on Sunday of assault with a deadly weapon after he crashed head-on into another vehicle, allegedly on purpose, causing a three-car collision and multiple injuries. Shortly after 10 a.m., multiple callers reported... (Continue reading)

Three dogs killed, two people injured in Atascadero fire

BY KAREN VELIE Three dogs were killed and two people injured in a fire at a home in Atascadero on Sunday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m., callers reported a residential fire at 8660 Portola Road. With flames spreading, nine occupants... (Continue reading)

Police identify woman hit and killed in SLO

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department has identified the pedestrian killed Saturday evening near The Cucini Kitchens & Baths as 48-year-old Lesley Adams. At about 8:20 p.m., Adams was attempting to cross Broad Street at the intersection... (Continue reading)

Sedan hit and kills pedestrian on Broad Street in SLO

By KAREN VELIE A car struck and killed a woman on Broad Street in San Luis Obispo on Saturday evening. At about 8:20 p.m., a black sedan was headed northbound when it struck the woman  near the corner of Woodbridge... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man arrested for 8 counts of arson

By Karen Velie San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a 38-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly starting five trash can fires, according to police. In the early morning hours, callers began reporting city owned trash cans on fire in the... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys garage attached to Paso Robles home

By KAREN VELIE A fire Wednesday evening destroyed the garage of a home on Gilead Lane in Paso Robles. Shortly before 8 p.m., firefighters arrived to find the garage completely engulfed in flames and residents outside. Firefighters quickly contained the... (Continue reading)

New SLO County COVID-19 cases remain flat, hospitalizations down

By KAREN VELIE The average daily number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County remains stable at 142, the same number it was three days ago, while the number of people hospitalized with the virus has dropped slightly... (Continue reading)

SLO mayor discusses blocking Instagram critics in the future

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Departing San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon suggested in an Instagram comment on Friday that she may again block social media users with whom she disagrees, this time doing so once she is out of office. On... (Continue reading)

Rocket explodes following launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A rocket exploded over the Pacific Ocean after its launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base Thursday evening, possibly scattering debris along the Central Coast. Firefly Aerospace’s first-ever test flight of its Alpha rocket ended abruptly, shortly after... (Continue reading)

California teacher out after supporting Antifa ideologies

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A California high school teacher who openly supported the Antifa movement, and incentivized his students to participate in some of its activism, has been placed on administrative leave and will be fired, according to the district he... (Continue reading)