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Former Cal Fire SLO captain barred from changing guilty plea

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A former San Luis Obispo County Cal Fire captain cannot withdraw his guilty plea to a sexual battery charge, a judge ruled. [Tribune] James Peter Thomas, 59, allegedly groped a 37-year-old female coworker in 2020.  In May... (Continue reading)

Person airlifted to hospital after rollover crash near Shandon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was airlifted to the hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash near Shandon Tuesday morning. Shortly before noon, the car crashed near the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 41. Two individuals sustained minor injuries and... (Continue reading)

Vehicle catches on fire in Pismo Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire in Pismo Beach Thursday afternoon. A black vehicle caught on fire at approximately 2:28 p.m. on Price Street by Hinds Avenue, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to... (Continue reading)

Distressed swimmers rescued near Pismo Beach Pier

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency personnel rescued two swimmers who were in distress in the water near the Pismo Beach Pier on Tuesday.  Shortly before 3 p.m., a caller reported the distressed swimmers. Lifeguards, rescue swimmers and firefighters pulled the two... (Continue reading)

Fire damages residence at Paso Robles mobile home park

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire damaged a residence at a Paso Robles mobile home park on Sunday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported the blaze burning at 30 Arroyo Drive in the Los Robles Mobile Home Estates. Firefighters... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys outbuilding on property in rural Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire destroyed an outbuilding on a residential property in rural Atascadero on Monday afternoon. At approximately 1:33 p.m., a caller reported the fire burning at 8850 Rocky Canyon Road, according to Cal Fire. Flames consumed a... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach crash sparks car fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two vehicles collided, sparking a fire in Grover Beach on Monday evening.  Shortly before 8 p.m.,  a caller reported a crash near the intersection of N. 16th Street and Newport Avenue, according to the Five Cities Fire... (Continue reading)

Fire damages home in rural Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire damaged a house in rural Arroyo Grande on Thursday evening.  Shortly after 8 p.m., a caller reported a fire at a home on Stagecoach Road near Plancha Way, according to Cal Fire. The fire burned... (Continue reading)

Fire burns RV at San Simeon campground

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An RV burst into flames at a campground in San Simeon on Monday. Shortly before 5 p.m., a caller reported an RV on fire at Simeon Creek Campground located at 500 San Simeon-Monterey Creek Road. Firefighters arrived... (Continue reading)

Two fires burning along Highway 46 near Cambria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two fires are burning along Highway 46 near Cambria on Monday afternoon.  Shortly after noon, a caller reported several vegetation fires burning by the intersection of Highway 46 and N. Green Valley Road. The location is about... (Continue reading)