Daily Briefs


SLO County struggling to procure ventilators

In the two weeks since San Luis Obispo County confirmed its first case of coronavirus, the number of new cases has been fairly consistent, averaging about five a day. As of Friday afternoon, 59 people in SLO County have tested... (Continue reading)

Prominent developers battle in court over SLO housing project

A pair of prominent local developers have become entangled in a legal battle, as one has filed a lawsuit accusing the other of misappropriating more than $3 million and the defendant is vowing to file a countersuit. [Tribune] The dispute... (Continue reading)

FBI arrests actor for peddling coronavirus cure

FBI agents carried out a sting Wednesday evening and arrested an actor who was promoting a purported prevention and cure for the coronavirus. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, is accused of fraudulently solicited funds with promises of massive profits for a... (Continue reading)

SLO County coronavirus cases jump to 54

While San Luis Obispo County attempts to negotiate an agreement with Cal Poly for the creation of a temporary medical facility at the recreation center, the number of U.S. residents infected with the coronavirus surges by both Italy and China.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man accused of sexually assaulting teens

Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a 49-year-old Santa Barbara man who allegedly lured juveniles into his home, provided them with alcohol and marijuana and sexually assaulted them. The assaults occurred in late 2019, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man shoots and kills his girlfriend

Lompoc police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend. At about 11:20 a.m., officers arrived at an apartment in the 300 block of N. Y Street and found a woman dead from a gunshot... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Chair Adam Hill again a no-show

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chair Adam Hill again failed to appear at a board meeting, making neither a physical nor virtual appearance on Tuesday. At Tuesday’s board meeting, supervisors Debbie Arnold, Lynn Compton and... (Continue reading)

Deputies find missing Paso Robles boy

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies on Wednesday found a 12-year-old boy who reportedly ran away from his rural Paso Robles home on Monday. At about 7 p.m. on Monday, Anthony Jauregui was seen walking away from his home in... (Continue reading)

CHP officer not actively enforcing stay at home order

The San Luis Obispo area California Highway Patrol office is attempting to dispel a rumor that CHP officers are carrying out enforcement of the state’s stay-at-home order. In a statement released Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo area CHP said it... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student infected with the coronavirus

A Cal Poly student tested positive today for the coronavirus. The university is working to notify those who may have been exposed by infected student. As of Tuesday afternoon, 42 people in San Luis Obispo County have contracted the virus.... (Continue reading)