Local News

Rain to Blame for Multiple Accidents on 101 Yesterday


Multiple accidents brought Highway 101 to a crawl or a standstill through much of the Central Coast during the commuting hours last night. Heavier traffic and rain are to blame. The CHP says at least 12 accidents occurred along 101 between three and six. A vehicle rollover on northbound Highway 101 at San Ramon Road in the Atascadero area caused …

Read More »

Caltrans and CHP Remind Motorists of Increased Traffic This Weekend


Caltrans and the CHP are reminding motorists to anticipate an increase in traffic on the central coast this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  With rain expected this week, motorists are encouraged to remember these tips to maintain safety.   Reduce your speed in rainy, foggy and windy conditions.  Motorists should be aware that spot flooding may occur at any time along any …

Read More »

Protest Scheduled Today at Whole Foods


Today at 12:00 noon, activists with Direct Action Everywhere will stage a protest outside the Whole Foods on Froom Ranch Way following an investigation released this week which revealed a cover up of extensive violence against animals at a Whole Foods turkey supplier. The investigation aired on The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other outlets. Activists say that Whole …

Read More »

Food Bank Turkey Trot to Take Place in Avila Beach Tomorrow


Participate in the Food Bank’s 2nd Annual Turkey Trot at Avila Beach tomorrow.  Join the fun Thanksgiving morning by getting some exercise in with family and friends before the holiday meal, all while helping to raise money that will go to feed our neighbors in need. Thanksgiving is a time when many of us have the opportunity to give thanks …

Read More »

Fatal Car Accident in Paso Robles


On November 22, at approximately 8:44 PM, the Paso Robles Police Department and Fire Personnel responded to Airport Road just north of Highway 46 East for a report of a fatal single vehicle collision. Police officers and Emergency Services personnel arrived and located a 51 year old Paso Robles resident, Mark Steven Portney, deceased as a result of this collision. …

Read More »

No Injuries in Santa Maria Garage Fire


There was a garage fire in Santa Maria yesterday afternoon. Flames also spread to the attic and fire officials say solar panels on the roof made the removal of hot gases from the attic dangerous. The fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes.   The fire on the 3100 block of Frosty Way was apparently started by extension cords and …

Read More »

Capps Will Help Serve Food at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey Dinner

This week, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will help serve food to area residents at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday evening and at the 7th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Organic Soup Kitchen on Thursday. The Boys & Girls Club dinner will serve over 200 people while the Organic Soup Kitchen is planning to provide …

Read More »

Man Arrested After Stabbing Another Man During a Fight


On November 21, at approximately 01:20 AM, 27-year-old Shiloh Ferreira from SLO confronted a group of six males. Suspect Ferreira started to physically assault one of the males. The victim’s friends came to his aid and attempted to break up the fight. The suspect pulled out a razor and stabbed the victim before fleeing southbound on Broad Street. The victim’s …

Read More »

SLO Jury Finds Man Guilty of Human Trafficking


A San Luis Obispo County Jury Friday found Richard Scott Brooks, 40, a transient from San Francisco, guilty of human trafficking of a minor by using force or fear and also found Brooks guilty of eighteen (18) additional sex crimes that include rape, sodomy, pimping, and oral copulation against the same under age victim. Human trafficking of a minor by …

Read More »

Subject in Carpenteria Standoff Found Dead


Last week Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible break in at a business on La Patera Lane in Goleta and a stolen vehicle.  An employee arrived at work finding the back door to the business had been broken into and a work truck was missing.  About an hour later   the business owner called 9-1-1 …

Read More »