Grover Beach police SUV caught in four-vehicle crash

A Grover Beach police SUV was involved in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach Tuesday morning.

The police SUV was struck from behind by another vehicle, and the impact of the collision pushed the patrol car into two other vehicles, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. The collision damaged the back, sides and front of the police vehicle. Read More …

Big rig catches fire on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach

An oil tanker truck caught on fire early Tuesday morning on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. During lane closures caused from the vehicle fire, there was a four-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 101.

Shortly before 1 a.m., the truck was traveling southbound on the highway near Price Street when its breaks overheated and its tires caught on fire.
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Child falls out of fourth floor window at Pismo Beach hotel

A five-year-old boy fell out of a fourth-floor window at a downtown Pismo Beach hotel on Thursday, then got up and tried walking off the injuries he suffered. Ultimately, it was determined the boy only suffered a minor fracture.

At about 12 p.m., the boy fell out of the window of the Pismo Beach Hotel located at 230 Pomeroy Street. Read More …

Oceano Dunes generates about $200 million a year for SLO County, study finds

An economic impact report prepared by a South Lake Tahoe-based consulting firm found that, between July 2016 and Sept. 2017, the Oceano Dunes District within California’s state parks system generated a total of $243 million for the San Luis Obispo County economy.

The study conducted by SMG Consulting found visitors to the Oceano Dunes area from outside of SLO County spent an estimated $158 million directly on travel expenditures, with $45 million being spent on accommodations. Read More …

Body found on Pismo Beach identified as missing Grover Beach teen

The Pismo Beach Police Department has identified 18-year-old William Casper Jr. as the man whose body was found lying on the beach on Wednesday.

Casper, of Grover Beach, had been missing since early December. He was last seen in north Grover Beach on Dec. 9 and was reported missing shortly afterwards by his mother. Read More …